We decided to take the scenic drive from Portsmouth to Bar Harbor by way of route 1. We wanted to check out the cute seaside towns on the way. We passed through Portland, Freeport (where Land’s End is headquartered and the whole town is like an outlet mall), Rockland, Belfast, and many more.
The drive took about 5 hours and we stopped halfway for lunch in a little town called Wicasset because we heard they were home to the best lobster roll in Maine.
If you are driving on route 1 you can’t miss Red’s Eats As you will see the line wrapped around the building. We waited in line for almost an hour but it was pleasant as the workers came around with pitchers of water for people and soggy bowls for pups! Finally we made it to the front and ordered from the nicest woman, Shannon, who was so excited when we ordered 2 lobster rolls with butter (butter or mayo comes on the side not on the roll) and a side of scallops (her favorite thing on the menu)! After waiting for our food to cook we sat outside at a table (there is no inside) looking out at the river.
After all of that waiting I was worried the food wouldn’t live up to the hype - but once we got our food I knew I was about to taste the best lobster roll of my life!
And it was...
Along with being the best it was also the biggest lobster roll I’ve ever seen - clearly more than one lobster is on every roll and it was well worth the $24. It was so big that you have to eat all the lobster off the top with a fork before it is manageable enough to pick it up!
I usually prefer mayo on my lobster rolls but I LOVED it with butter.
The scallops were also spectacular and I would highly recommend them!
All in all I can see why this place is the best lobster roll in Maine (and potentially the world!) I am already excited to go back again.