At $12 or so, Red's is not Maine's cheapest lobster roll. But it has consistently proven itself to be Maine's best. More than a whole lobster goes on the toasted, buttered bun - plenty of claw and tail meat. Melted butter and/or mayonnaise on the side. That's it. Nothing else. That's all a lobster roll should be. Aesthetic purity at its most delicious.
Buildings - Retail and Dining
There seems to be nothing that Red's doesn't do well. Have since tried both their hot dogs and their batter fried clams. I'm not a fan of batter clams, but if I were, and thanks to Reds I might convert, I'd rate these excellent.
The hot dog is actually a "Sturdly." That's a hot dog with cheese. Had mine topped with onions, bacon and mustard, too. Asked why it's called a "Sturdly." The answer didn't shed all that much light, "It's a New York thing. They put celery salt on their hot dogs."