Driving North along Highway one into the town of Wiscasset you will almost always encounter a slow down. As you pass through this picturesque town you’ll find Red’s Eats on the left just before you start across the bridge over the Sheepscot River. There’s always a line waiting to order and it doesn’t move fast so if you’re in a hurry, don’t stop. If you plan your trip so you have a longer break you can’t go wrong eating here.
After passing Red’s many times on our way to coastal destinations we finally decided to stop and give it a try. There’s a few things you need to know: There’s no inside seating; there are picnic tables on a back porch and across an alley by the river; there is no nearby public restroom but there is a porta potty across the alley and a restroom across the street; the eating utensils are plastic; Red’s only takes cash but there is an ATM outside near the order window.
While you’re waiting in line the staff comes around to offer paper cups of water. If it’s hot and sunny they pass out umbrellas for shade. Occasionally they may come around with a bite of food, and once they passed out tiny cups filled with one of their great milkshakes. Read some of the signs. You’re in good company – local and national celebrities have eaten here.
My wife loves lobster and, according to her, they make the best Lobster Roll she’s discovered so far in Maine, rivaled only by Neptune’s Oysters in Boston’s North End. Each lobster roll has at least the equivalent of an entire lobster for your enjoyment. You can’t even see the roll. I love fresh scallops and their scallops are large and perfectly battered and cooked so they almost melt in your mouth. There are other things on the menu you can check out on their website at the link I’ve provided below.
Red’s is seasonal. You’ll find it open around April and closing for the season sometime in October. Check to see if they’re open before you make the trip.
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