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Pushback on Red's Eats Lobster Roll


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Pushback on Red's Eats Lobster Roll

tamerlanenj | Jul 16, 2009 10:07 AM

I know that it is practically a religious truth that Maine's best Lobster Roll is at Red's Eats in Wiscassett. I've eaten there several times, most recently a couple of weeks ago, and I feel the need to push back a bit.

I absolutely do appreciate that you get a TON of lobster for the price. However, I find something about this sandwich to be less appetizing than it absolutely should be. First...can it rightly be called a lobster roll? i'm no fan of a mayo-drenched "lobster salad" roll, but I do believe there should be some kind of dressing or something to bring it all together. The little bit of mayo you get is too difficult to apply to the sandwich yourself. I usually use the butter instead.

Also, I find that the chunks of lobster are simply TOO big, especially the tails. They are really almost impossible to bite like a sandwich; you end up yanking on something ice cold, chewy, and stringy. The only feasible way to eat one of these is with a knife and fork...but if I'm going to do that, I'd just as soon have my lobster freshly steamed and hot, rather than refrigerator cold.

i do like the ambiance, the seats by the water, the batter-fried onion rings, and the very friendly people...but the roll just doesn't quite do it for me.

Can someone recommend a great lobster roll that's a bit more lobster-rolly? Something I can actually eat like a hot dog?

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