|A short line does not equal a short wait.|
How good are the goods? Is the delivery generous or skimpy? Is there faith in the material? Or are there too many stylized additions and distractions?
Of course, trying to answer the question "who makes New England's best lobster roll" is a pleasure as much for the journey as the destination. Expensive restaurants do not have an advantage over local establishments. And overall, an average lobster roll is still pretty good.
|Rhode Island's Ocean House Lobster Roll: Too busy, too expensive, not enough quality|
|Red's Eats: Perfect - No mayonnaise, no seasoning, just a full pound of lobster meat in every roll|
Having said that, Red's Eats in Wiscasset, Maine, continues to shine by serving what many consider to be the best lobster roll in New England. The lobster is the star, fresh, copious, and unadulterated.
The only reason not to get a lobster roll every drive by is the line. So it may be wise to bring some reading material while you wait, like Anna Karenina, De Profundis, Capital in the Twenty-First Century, or A New Kind of Science.
|In Wiscasset Since 1954|
|One can eat while enjoying the views of the Sheepscot River and the interesting traffic of Route 1 - boat hauling and logging trucks.|
|And afterwards you can walk about the architecturally significant town of Wiscasset.|
Other Sources of Lobster Rolls Mentioned in TDP Comment Section
- Damariscotta: Larson's
- Kennebunkport: Port Lobster
- Trevett: Country Store
- No. Hampton: The Beach Plum
- Buzzards Bay: Seafood Shanty
- Mattapoisett: Oxford Creamery
- Nantucket: Straight Wharf Fish Store
- Orleans,: Cap't Cass Rock Harbor Seafood
- Popponesset: The Raw Bar
- Burlington: Henry's Diner
- Jamestown: The Shack at Dutch Harbor Boat Yard
- Newport: Lobster Bar
- Watch Hill: The Deli Across From Watch Hill Harbor
- Madison: Lenny & Joe's
- Mystic: Abbott's
- Westbrook: Lenny & Joe's
|East Ferry Deli, Jamestown, RI: Average|