The 10 Best Places in Maine to Get a Lobster Roll
If you're looking for a good lobster roll in Maine there are a lot of places to choose from. Everyone has an opinion on who has the best, so how do you know where the best places to go are? We asked our Facebook fans to tell us where they think the best place to get a lobster roll in Maine is and complied a list of the 10 places mentioned the most as the best lobster roll in Maine.
1. Red's Eats - 41 Water Street, Wiscasset
If you've ever driven through downtown Wiscasset during the summer, you no doubt have seen the long lines at Red's Eats. What could possess people to wait in lines that rival amusement parks? One the most award winning lobster rolls in all of Maine. It's no surprise that Red's Eats makes the list.
2. The Red Barn - 455 Riverside Drive, Augusta
Red seems to be a theme with lobster roll joints. The Red Barn in Augusta has been serving lobster rolls since they opened in 1977. Not just a regular size lobster roll either. They offer a foot long lobster roll called the Crustacean Elation. This is no $5 foot long. It'll set you back $39.95. That's a lot of lobster!
3. Pool Street Market - 77 Pool Street, Biddeford
There's something to be said for the old fashioned neighborhood corner store. Pool Street Market in Biddeford has a lot of fans. They offer several lobster roll sizes for all appetites and budgets. Original, jumbo, deluxe, supreme and the winn. I'm not sure the origin of the name winn, but my guess is if you can finish it you win.
Sky rockets in flight...Afternoon Delite. In its 38th season, you can tell that they came up with the name shortly after the hit song by the Starland Vocal Band was released. Only in Maine can you drive to Mexico for one of the best lobster rolls going. It almost looks like Rowe's Afternoon Delite is captured in time and if you squint your eyes it's still 1977.
5. Taste Of Maine Restaurant - Route 1 Woolwich (just north of Bath)
Who can forget the classic commercial with the fisherman voiced by Maine storyteller John MacDonald telling you right where The Taste of Maine is located? Since 1978 The Taste of Maine has been a landmark on Route 1 for some of the best seafood in Maine including lobster rolls.
6. Libby's Market - 42 Jordan Avenue, Brunswick
If you go to Libby's Market's Facebook page you'll see comment after comment about their lobster rolls using words like amazing, affordable, delicious and words in Mandarin that I can't read left by a visitor from Taiwan. I think this makes Libby's Market's lobster roll a worldwide phenomenon.
If you've been in business for 100 years, you must be doing something right. Bayley's Lobster Pound gets their seafood directly from the fishermen. You can get a delicious lobster roll for $12.95.
8. Bite Into Maine - Fort Williams Park
Bite Into Maine probably has the best view for eating a lobster roll. They're a food cart in Fort Williams park in operation since 2011 that has received a lot of national attention including an appearance on 'Eat Street' on the Cooking Channel. You might even catch them at Sunday River during the off season.
9. Shain's of Maine - Main Street, Sanford
Shain's of Maine is very well known for their ice cream including their signature baseball treat, the Sea Dog biscuit, but they have a wicked good lobster roll too. A lobster roll and ice cream. What more could you ask for on a nice summer day?
10. The Galley Restaurant and Pub - 324 Roosevelt Trail, Naples
Tucked away off Roosevelt Trail in Naples before you get to the causeway (or after if you're coming from the west) is The Galley Restaurant and Pub which also got a lot of suggestions for best lobster roll in Maine. Combine that with one of their many delicious adult beverages and you're good to go.
We had many other suggestions for best lobster roll in Maine, so here are the rest of our honorable mentions:
The Clam Shack Kennebunkport
Mac's Seafood Auburn
Bay Haven Cornish
Ken's Place Scarborough
Gilbert's Chowder House
Pine Tree Seafood Scarborough
Larson's Lunchbox Damriscotta
Sea Basket Wiscasset
The Lobster Pound Naples
Val's Drive-In Lewiston
Sunset Grille Belgrade
Quoddy Bay Eastport
Lighthouse Lobster Shack & BBQ Wiscasset
Billy's Chowder House Wells
Harraseeket Lunch and Lobster South Freeport
Town Landing Market Falmouth
Portland Lobster Company Portland
Fast Eddies Drive In Winthrop
McSeagulls Boothbay Harbor
Cape Neddick Lobster Pound
Cyndi's Dockside Poland
Karen's Hideaway Boothbay
Five Islands Lobster Co Georgetown
Sebago Brewing Company