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Red's Eats

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41 Water St, at Main Street, Wiscasset, ME 04578
207 882 6128
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
My 1st

The best eats I had during my first trip to Maine. Yes I had the lobster roll. Yes it was AWESOME! Long line though but it is worth the wait.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 24, 2015
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Knightdale, North Carolina
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Knightdale, North Carolina
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

The best eats I had during my first trip to Maine. Yes I had the lobster roll. Yes it was AWESOME! Long line though but it is worth the wait.

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Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

We work in Wiscasset so we enjoy Red's after the long lines are gone about 8 pm. Love their BLT...lots of bacon & fresh tomatoes. Haven't had a bad meal yet!

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BERGEN COUNTY,N.J.
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604 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

This was the third time my wife and I have eaten at Reds.On this Maine trip we had lobster at 8 different locations and Reds is still the best.An abundance of lobster meat on the bun and served the way we love,none of that salad type stuff.On this visit,it was first week in September no line at all,last time we... More 

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Franklin, Pennsylvania
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52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Their Lobster Roll has ruined me for any other! Drawbacks are that it is a walkaway window only and they aren't cheap..Definitely worth waiting in line for. BTW, what lobster roll IS cheap?

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FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Before going on our vacation, I had read about this place, so wanted to try it since we would be driving through that area on our trip. It was Sunday of Columbus day weekend about 11:30 am when we arrived and the infamous line extended way down the sidewalk. My husband was dubious since he dislikes waiting in lines, but... More 

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Deborah G, Owner at Red's Eats, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this nice review. We are so happy that you enjoyed Red's Eats and we appreciate your business! Best wishes More 

Sanford, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

This was a must stop on our way to the eastern most point in the USA. I heard about it from a PBS show Sandwiches That You Will Like. The sandwich that you will not like but absolutely love is the Lobster Roll. We rolled into Wiscasset Maine around 11 am and the line was already formed at this food... More 

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Thank NUFLORICAN
Deborah G, Owner at Red's Eats, responded to this review

Thanks so much!! Glad that you enjoyed the PBS show as well. Dad (Red) was on the show and we love watching it and hearing his laugh. Thanks for visiting! Best wishes More 

San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Never ate there as the line was very long and moving slow but everyone talked highly about it having the freshest seafood brought in daily and they change their frying oil daily also. Maybe we will pass that way again when the line is not so long. Tried but again long lines on a cold damp day. Did we mention... More 

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Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

I wouldn't wait in line for a lobster roll, but if you are passing through Wiscasset, and the line is short- Reds has fresh lobster loaded onto a hot dog bun and will satisfy your crustacean craving.

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Thank NatalieA631
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

My heart was pounding when we stumbled upon this little roadside gem of a lobster shack! We actually did pass it by on the way through Wiscasset headed to Bar Harbor. The line was crazy long and the traffic was heavy. I was sick that we did not stop the first so I made sure to plan our trip back... More 

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Deborah G, Owner at Red's Eats, responded to this review

So happy that you stopped! Thank you for visiting! Best always More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

It was quite a wait to get to order, but worth the wait. Loved the fact you can go mayo or butter, or even both. Get some fries even if you're not that hungry, as they're excellent compliment to the roll.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 41 Water St, at Main Street, Wiscasset, ME 04578
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Wiscasset
  • Phone Number: 207 882 6128

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children

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