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41 Water St, at Main Street, Wiscasset, ME 04578
207 882 6128
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Ranked #2 of 25 Restaurants in Wiscasset
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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Portland, Maine
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207 reviews 207 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

Red's Eats is the famous seafood spot in Wiscasset, Maine (having won many awards and also featured on many food - related television shows). It is just before the bridge heading North on the left...it is red, but you will recognize it from the long line trailing from the front windows around the corner and down the sidewalk. They do... More

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Mattituck, New York
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88 reviews 88 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

Legendary Red's Eats lived up to its hype except for one thing.....we did not experience a line. That is because were were there late in the afternoon on a weekday in mid October. Actually there were 3 customers in line in front of us but that is not considered a line at Red's. The lobster overwhelmes the roll. You can... More

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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

Generous portions, tasty food and friendly service. Need I say more? Don't miss it! Wiscasset is well worth the visit so make sure you take in all the history this lovingly-preserved village has to offer while you're there.

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Binghamton, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Having heard about Red's Eats and passing by it in the past, we finally stopped for a lobster roll. Yep there was a line and we waited for about 30 minutes. But we enjoyed chatting with the other visitors waiting with us. It's a small building but it's impressive just how much food passes through that window, and the efficiency... More

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Kenilworth, New Jersey, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

trying to get there, but looking for hours.. rated this 'excellent' as told by my friends! and i'm sure we'll have a great meal! just need hours! called late, but no answering machine with info!

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Indianapolis
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

After many years of driving by Red's and the lines of people waiting, we finally stopped this year. It was worth the wait. Lobster roll had over a pound of "meat" on it. Read some other reviews that said lobster was cold and roll wasn't much. As far as I know, that's the way a lobster roll usually comes, on... More

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Saunderstown
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

They do give a good amount of lobster, but that's about it. The bread was just plain, the lobster was cold (i think it should've been warm), and there wasn't much flavor. Not something I would rave about for almost $20. Plus they were out of almost everything else!

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East Greenwich
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We had lobster rolls on Red's last weekend of the year, Columbus Day weekend. We waited in line for about 25 minutes and passed the time talking to fellow customers. There was an extensive menu but many things were sold out for the season. We went there for lobster, though, and there was plenty of that! The rolls were perfectly... More

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Farmingdale, Maine
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123 reviews 123 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We had friends visiting from Canada and they said they were told before they left home that they had to go to Red's for a lobster roll. We were so impressed they heard about Red's in Canada we took a trip to Wiscassett. We saw a very long line but the wait is thoroughly worth it. You will never get... More

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Norwich, Connecticut, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is nothing more than a shack on the side of busy Route 1 in Wiscasset, ME. It is family owned and operated with a highly efficient staff of about 4 people crowded into a small space smaller than the average den. But the lobster salad is outstanding as are the Halibut, clams, scallops and even the fried zucchini. You'll... More

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