October 3, 2014

In Search Of The Perfect Lobster Roll

With lobster shack map in hand we bid the Pierce family and their little piece of heaven adieu and headed south.

As luck (and perfect timing) would have it we pulled in to Wiscasset Maine just in time for lunch.

Wiscasset is the home of Red's Eat's.
According to my research Red's is the "undisputed" best lobster roll in Maine.  

Judging by the traffic into town; as well as the line around the place, I wasn't the only one who had done their research.

Red's Eats is a shack, albeit a shack with people lined up nearly a city block waiting to place their order. 

The Señor, with his aversion to lines, wasn't too keen on the idea of standing in this one.

I, on the other hand, was dead set on it.
He, being The Señor, was a real trooper and agreed to stand with me.

We, noticing the two or three other shacks across the street, pondered the fact they had no lines.

I, being on a mission, reasoned it would be worth the wait.

He, quiet frankly, wasn't so sure.

We, in total agreement, declare this to be one of the most decadent bites of all time.

Yes folks, this is a Red's Eats lobster roll.

This roll is served on a piece of tin foil.
This roll includes the meat of an entire lobster (mayo or butter on the side - I prefer butter), sitting atop a hot dog bun.

This roll is served by a person who a few minutes earlier took your order through a walk-up window, collected your $12 and handed you an order number. 

This roll is simple, simple, simple and it is incredible!

It was now time to continue our journey down the coast; and to number two on the list, Five Islands Lobster Company - Georgetown Maine.  

Thank goodness it was several miles and traffic was heavy!

Five Islands Lobster Company is exactly what I I pictured a lobster pound to be.  

It sits at the end of a long and winding road on a tiny point.

The roll was fresh and very good.  It was served with lettuce and mayo.  Not my favorite style but certainly nothing to complain about either.  

It was definitely worth the stop.  

After all, who could complain about eating lobster that most certainly was swimming in these lovely waters a mere few hours earlier?

Certainly not this girl.

Next stop Kennebunkport and trust me when I say; you're going to love it!

1 comment:

Marie Flutterby said...

LOL But, aint that just like a guy though they just hate line ups, mind you so do I some times depends on the mood but, with guys it's all the time. lol =0)