Our faithful road scout Peter Road_maveN has made me hungry with this addition of Red’s Eats to Retro Roadmap. I’ve read about Reds for years in places like Roadfood, and am now totally craving a “lobstah roll”!
Road_maveN Peter writes:
Red started the business in the 30s and its been at the present location along Route 1, on the banks of the Sheepscot River since 1957 in Wiscasset , the self proclaimed prettiest town in Maine .
It is the place to go for the ideal lobster roll. They make it perfectly by starting with a bun sliced across the top (like Howard Johnson’s used to do) and toasted. Then the inside is lined with a fresh lettuce leaf. The meat of one lobster is used to carefully construct to roll. There is virtually no mayo (just enough to hold it together but no more). A little butter is poured (not that oily sour margarine that tourist places use to save money) on top and voila!
Find a spot by the river and have a ball. For more info, google ‘reds eats’ and you’ll get the idea. There is usually a line that goes down the street but the day we went by, it was pouring. (May 2012). Notice the joint across the street trying to grab some of the overflow.
My mouth is watering yeah?
Ayuh, mine is now too, thanks Peter!
41 Water Street
Wiscasset, ME 04578
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