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“a tourist trap” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Red's Eats

Red's Eats
Ranked #1 of 30 Restaurants in Wiscasset
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Naples, Florida
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“a tourist trap”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2012

there are much, much better places in this area and I have lived here for more trhan 50- years= go across the street to Sarahs- much better

  • Visited May 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Woodstock, Georgia
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“the best lobster rolls period”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

We've gone there several times and have never been disappointed. Red's lobster rolls are by far the best anywhere.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank steveyb02
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Zurich, Switzerland
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70 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“To die for”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2012

When driving through Wiscasset, coming from Portland, Red’s Eat is just on the left shortly before the bridge. Totally unassuming from outside, this place serves the BEST lobster roll ever. Forget the shredded-mayo version served in many other places. Here we are talking about a full lobster (if not more) elegantly balanced on a thick sweet toasted bread. A delicacy to die for. We also has fried clams which I would also recommend. One of these place I would mark as “must try” and “worth a detour”.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DEFE7275
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Denver, Colorado
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77 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“LOBSTA !!! Lobsta !! lobsta !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012

RED'S EATS in the little red Shack in Wicasset Maine is the place for THE BEST Lobster Roll in the State of Maine, (and maybe the whole country) !!! This is a shack, really! The tables are outside only; the lines to get your order thru the window can be long (thankfully though, not on the day we were there in October!). I have seen RED's place for years, but finally read about it in the Wall Street Journal Saturday Edition [see Sat Jul 14 issue of WSJ "Lobster Rolls That Really Rock"] http://online.wsj.com/article/SB20001424052702304022004577516701204095734.html?KEYWORDS=* . This LOBSTER ROLL is full of Lobster, overflowing, delicious, nothing but Lobsta! And if that doesn't satisfy you, go next door to the Ice Cream Store and have some Lobsta Ice Cream too at LEARS. While we were waiting for our order, I asked the gal at the window how much Lobster they prepare each day, she did not know that number, but said that they prepare and sell about 10 tons of lobster a season. - If you are ever in, or going thru Wiscasset Maine, this is a MUST stop.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank William G
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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87 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Good but not great”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012

There is no doubt about it; Red's makes a very, very good lobster roll. Light to nonexistent dressing, but I wouldn't call that a negative, and the melted butter is nice. It is filled with lobster, but also priced accordingly (~$17, Oct. 2012)
I'd boil it (pun) down to the length of the line. Last summer, we waited 40 minutes in the hot sun to place our order, and it definitely wasn't worth it. But in October, we walked right up and got our rolls, so it was a lot more enjoyable.
Seems harsh to rte a food place on the length of the line, but its all part of the total experience.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Michael G
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