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Dec 10, 2006 06:52 PM

Can we get lobster rolls in ME in October?

Will be in Brunswick, ME Oct 10-13. Are any places open where we can get lobster rolls?

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    1. any other suggestions in the area that will be open in october?

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      1. re: orangetravelcat

        If you are really talking about October 2007 (i.e. 10 months in future) there should be plenty available. Many lobster shacks stay open through Columbus Day.

        I recommend searching this site for "Lobster Rolls" and narrow by geography. I will specifically mention Haraseeket Lunch in So. Freeport.

        If no lobster shacks, or you are looking for more "indoor" dining, Broad Arrow Tavern in Freeport and Mae's Cafe in Bath come to mind.

        1. re: HDinCentralME

          Columbus Day is October 8. I changed our dates so we will be in ME on Oct 7-10; better chance of finding lobster shacks open,

      2. Bob's Clam Hut - open all year round, in kittery near the outlets- excellent jumbo lobster rolls.

        Red's Eats- if still open (they close on columbus day or maybe right after) is the best in the business- not far from brunswick.

        Brunswick Diner- fine

        Haraseeket- excellent

        Sea Basket- excellent (if still open)

        we'll be in maine next week for the holidays and i will be eating as many lobster rollz as possible ( as usual), so i will report on what i find open and good besides the above mentioned. enjoy fb

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        1. re: frankbooth

          Thanks. I am making a note of all these suggestions. I have heard of Reds Eats and since we will be in ME the day before Columbus Day, we should be able to eat there at least once.

          1. re: frankbooth

            frankbooth - eager to hear about your lobster roll eating adventures and what you found open.

            1. re: orangetravelcat

              As has been reported ad nauseam on this board, Red's Eats is the most over-hyped, over-priced & overly bloviated "Shack" in N.E. It's turned into The Black Dog Tavern of Maine. "Gee, this must be a great place. Otherwise, we wouldn't be standing in this interminable line. huh?" Do yourself a major favor and meander over to The Sea Basket and enjoy a lobster roll that's every bit the equal of "Red's" and at a more reasonable price , as well.

              1. re: orangetravelcat

                Except he's talking about NEXT year. So a long time to wait for a review but more than enough time to plan.

            2. OK here is the winter lobster rollz in maine report- wow, it's tough for a lobster roll eater out here in the middle of winter. few if any good ones- the best one so far has been Brunswick Diner- today it was very fresh, very tasty, definately not frozen, quite good- served on a nissan roll with lettuce underneath the delicious lobster meet- not huge, but very delicious. bob's clam hut jumbo lobster roll was NOT good- SO different from the summer lobster rollz, which were quite good at bob's- this one was mealy, probably frozen, and not good. and then pretty much every place else good is CLOSED!!! we went and got some DELICIOUS lobsters (hot, steamed, so fresh) at the Kennebeck Tavern (i think it was called) in Bath, ME- we called a bunch of places in the midcoast area and few if any had lobsters- the ones at the restaurant in bath were excellent- i ate 2... oops... i was so jonesing for red's- we drive by it most every day and i sigh and can't wait for the summer. btw, i completely disagree with the above post concerning red's- red's is consistantly the best tasting lobster roll around, imho- sea basket is great, but their bun is strange and not well matched to the lobster. and i can tell you, i have eaten a TON of lobster rollz at both places (my wife grew up 5 minutes from both and we spend a lot of time up here)and all over maine, and red's is not hype. so fresh, so abundant, so tasty, great briney taste, barely needs any butter, SO worth any hassle/wait/fumes from rt. 1. you just need to be creative about when you go to reds- 8:45 p.m. any night guarantees great lobstah rollz from red's with minimal or no wait (and no fumes, since maine is so quiet at night). sorry i can't report back on any better winter lobster roll options- i'm trying to get to Cook's Lobster Pound, it's just far... i'll do my best. btw, harraseeket was open selling lobsters, but the restaurant was closed. but live lobsters were no problem- just gotta cook them yourself. i will continue on my quest for great winter lobster rolls, but it seems there isn't enough turnover for anyplace to make them and keep them fresh. so, until summer, it's just moody's diner, over and over and over- so perfect, so good, i guess i should try a winter lobster roll at moody's (they are pretty good in the summer, but winter? hard to know). enjoy frankbooth

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              1. re: frankbooth

                Don't try too hard to get to Cook's. Yes it's a beautiful spot, but everything is overpriced and not that good. I was there in November, didn't have the lobster roll, but the lobster newburgh was yucky. Sauce had way too much flour and stood up on the plate like wallpaper paste, although had a nice sherry/cayenne flavor. The lobster chunks in the sauce were small and mushy- definitely frozen and thawed. Served with weird little gummy white bread toast points. That's what $29.95 got me.

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                They have lobster rolls all the time, and they are on the
                pier, so they can walk to the pound to get more lobsters.
                Wow-how can this be any fresher ?????