I've been reading so much about Red's lobster rolls on various sites (both good and bad) that I'm not really sure what to believe. I'll be in the area anyway so I figure it's worth a try, but am hesitant about waiting in line for an hour if it's really an overrated tourist trap.
Actually, the touristy part doesn't bother me since I'll be a tourist myself ;>)
but if the locals think there are far better places for lobster rolls, I'd rather go to those spots and save myself the time and wait.
So is Red's Eats really the best place for lobster rolls along the entire Maine coast? When I say "best", my criteria are freshness/quality of the lobster meat first and foremost. A toasted, split-top hot dog bun is strongly preferred, but any roll will do as long as it's fresh and high-quality.
The amount of lobster meat served in the roll is important, too, but I'd be willing to sacrifice a little bit if the overall taste is of superior quality.
Of course, a place that stuffs as much lobster meat (1 pound or more) into their rolls as Red's, but with top-notch quality, would be ideal.