Have you ever wanted to sell everything you own and just "take off?" Travel the country's back roads, paddle down a meandering stream, experience breath-taking mountain views, walk among 100-year old trees, and just marvel at America's beauty? That is the dream that my partner, Betsy, and I decided to make a reality. This blog describes our adventure. The food we eat, people we meet, sights we see, and the enjoyment we find in traveling.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

A "Must Stop"

There is one eating establishment in Maine that we always stop at – Red’s Eats.  This red shack which is no bigger than a minivan has the best lobster roll in the country.  Nope, not just Maine, but I said “the country.”  The building is painted red (of course) but the outside walls are papered with magazine write-ups, foodie accolades, and the ever important picture of Diner’s, Drive-in’s and Dive’s.  So if you don’t want to take my word for how good it is, just read what’s plastered to the side of the building.

This little gem is perched right alongside Route 1 in Wiscasset and you can’t miss it.  In fact, it is usually the line of people stretching three city blocks that draws your attention to the little hole in the wall.  They serve more than lobster rolls but then who wants anything else when you can have over a pound of fresh lobster meat piled high in a toasted bun and served with a cup of drawn butter?  Lobster rolls tend to have copious amounts of filler like celery, mayonnaise, lettuce, parsley, etc. but not this one . . . it is lobster roll perfection.

There is so much lobster in the sandwich you can't even see the bun.  
Disclaimer: sorry if you happen to be reading this while sitting at your desk at work eating a turkey on wheat sandwich. 


  1. Could I have one of those to go, please?

  2. I was eating a chicken salad sandwich. I've just added Red's Eats to my must see list for my Northeast trip in Fall of 2015. Thanks!

  3. That was really cruel, posting that picture of your lobster rolls! Hope Red's comped you for the free advertising. ;c)

  4. Cruel photo especially when I haven't even had breakfast and live in a state so far from lobsters!! Enjoy!!

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  6. I can always tell you're back in Maine just by the tone of your writing - it's obviously a place you both love. And with those lobster rolls, I can understand why!


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