$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.
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
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."
Al Gagnon, Red's
Eats owner, passed away in June of 2008. You can
see Al talk about his commitment to serving Maine's best
lobster roll in the
Sandwiches That You Will Like segment on YouTube.
Al's family is continuing Al's legacy.