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“Holy Lobster”
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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Good for: View, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Hammondsport, New York
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Holy Lobster”
Reviewed 21 August 2014 via mobile

Prepare To wait in line - we waited 1 hour and twenty minutes (on a Sunday). They open at 11:30, we got in line at noon and were the 66 th order of the day. But with that said it was definitely an experience and the owners have things down to a science. As we waited in line a very friendly young lady ( Anna ) came thru the line handing out cups and pouring ice water, later she came thru with a sampling of their fried shrimp which was delicious. We made the most if the line and took turns browsing shops. When our turn at the window arrived we received a friendly greeting and placed our order with one of the owners, she was a dee lite! The amount of lobster you get on your $18 roll is truly unbelievable, we got 4 and each ate one on the tailgate of our truck with a beeyah (no alcohol available at Reds) and took two to go ( which were packed for us with great care) we enjoyed the other two later that evening with a nice bottle of wine over looking the Harbor at our hotel in Boothbay Harbor. Make no mistake it is truly a shack but visiting this family owned and operated business is a tradition we will continue - we love supporting local business people when we travel. Those looking for fine dinning ... Drive on, those looking for excellent food in a picnic atmosphere get in line and enjoy the experience.

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“Whole lobster in a roll ,for real”
Reviewed 21 August 2014 via mobile

There was more than a whole lobster in that roll
Worth the wait ! I don't know about all the other stuff they have
We all had lobster rolls and loved then

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Good”
Reviewed 19 August 2014

I have been wanting to eat at Red's for a couple of years now but couldn't make the trip to Maine. We got to Maine about 8pm and there was no line of people so we walked right up and ordered. The lobster roll was good but the lobster was a bit chewy. I do highly recommend the ice cream that they sell as we had the coffee and it was so delicious! It is cash only so be prepared. The people were very nice and friendly.

  • Visited August 2014
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connecticut
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“reds eats”
Reviewed 18 August 2014

Finally after traveling to maine for 30 yrs stopped at reds, wasn't raining, line was not long,, lobster roll was a little tough. It was in may so lobsters are hard shell. The fried shrimp is awesome.

  • Visited May 2014
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Waleska, Georgia
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“Outstanding Lobster Rolls”
Reviewed 17 August 2014

We drove past Red's on our way to see the sights and the line was down around the corner. Peaked our curiosity so we stopped on the way back and waited an hour for the best lobster rolls in Maine! Worth the wait.

Visited August 2014
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