Mainers really hate Red’s.

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I stumbled on a rather odd Facebook group page the other day.

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And while I doubt I’ll join, I can appreciate the sentiment.

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Red’s Eats is a Wiscasset landmark, a popular tourist destination and a long running bone of contention for anyone who has to drive through the area. Locals laugh at the outta staters who stand on line for an hour for what is seriously sub par seafood. (And trust me, they’re all outta staters… no self respecting Mainer would pay $38 for a lobster roll.) But the reason behind the page and its flamboyant parade of finger waves are the atrocious traffic jams this silly little take out trailer produces. A drive through town that should take 3 minutes? Will sometimes take you 30.

So without further ado… I bring you the only appropriate thing to do should you happen to drive past Red’s Eats.

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Look! They even have tee shirts.

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P.S…. if you visit Maine and decide you have to try this universally loathed establishment? Please unfriend me first.

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33 thoughts on “Mainers really hate Red’s.”

  1. Wow….that bad huh? Almost as bad as living here and having someone from east Texas tell you that the TexMex Food where they come from is better than real Mexican food in El Paso. Well, maybe I should start a similar trend and give the finger to those who think TexMex is genuine Mexican food.

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    1. Maybe that’s what annoys me more than the traffic. They’re selling frozen Canadian lobster as fresh Maine lobster and making you stand in line outside for an hour and a half to pay $38. Only tourists would do this!

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      1. I can see why Mainers get so upset. It’s sacrilegious to see a local business do something so shady. And I would NEVER stand in like for a $38 lobster roll!! As a Texas even that’s a sin and I come from a place in Texas that landlocked!!

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      2. If I’m sitting in a lovely waterfront restaurant, sipping a cocktail and being served a fresh Maine lobster roll? I would consider paying that price. But standing near the road, waiting at a take out trailer and having to eat standing up? No.

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  2. Sounds like an east coast version of Voodoo Doughnut in Portland. Tourists love it and queue up in lines that stretch for blocks. Meanwhile, locals know that Blue Star Donuts is far superior (and less crowded).

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      1. Hmm I see. We have a similar problem. One grocery store (a small town IGA) stops any other store from coming to town. We are filling up with all manner of fast food, but only one grocery.
        I’ve been here for nearly 25 years and it’s the same deal.

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