Fun Facts

  • Approximately 14.5 tons of fresh lobster meat is served to build our lobster rolls. That is from mid April to mid October. We do not measure….we pile it high.
  • Red’s serves 4-6 gallons of fresh, shucked Maine clams per day. Batter frying them and serving by the pint, 1/2 pint or in a buttered, grilled roll.
  • Seven +/- employees work side-by-side inside Red’s Eats during the high season.

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  • Red’s serves 6-10 pounds of fresh crabmeat daily.
  • Red’s serves 20-25 pounds of deep fried or grilled haddock daily.
  • It takes about 200 pounds of Spanish onions to meet the weekly demand for onion rings.
  • Red’s served over 2.5 ton of butter last season.
  • Red “Allen” Gagnon was the first one to offer lobster rolls plain….with butter or mayonnaise on the side. Many have copied his idea.
  • Red’s sponsors many locals…from cheerleading squads to race car drivers to tractor pullers. As well as giving to the Cancer society, Veterans, Heart association, Kidney Foundation, etc.
  • Prep crew arrives any time between 5 -6 a.m. to begin prepping the fresh foods. Cutting onions, making batter, making coleslaw, tartar sauce, cocktail sauce, etc. Red’s boasts MANY homemade items.
  • Red’s Eats is proud to buy locally…
    Kate’s Butter (Old Orchard Beach, ME) for the delicious butter for our lobster rolls
    Yellowfront Grocery for our hamburger and sirloin steaks (Damariscotta, ME)
    Brewer’s Dairy for all of our dairy products (Augusta, ME)
    Bowden’s Egg Farm for fresh eggs (Waldoboro, ME)
    Round Top Ice Cream (Damariscotta since, ME since 1924) for ice cream
    Atlantic Edge Seafood (Boothbay Harbor, ME) for fresh, picked lobster
    Maine Shellfish (Ellsworth, ME) Fresh, picked lobster, Scallops, Haddock
    Mill Cove (Boothbay, ME) Haddock, clams
    Bread Lady Bakery (Dresden, ME) Gluten Free Breads
    Glenn B. Bakery (Wiscasset, ME ) Whoopie Pies
    Downeast Embroidery (Westport Island, ME) T-shirts, Hats, Aprons
    And many others!

“Red’s is a local landmark famous for its hot dogs, burgers, crisp onion rings, lobster and crab rolls, and even its ice cream – if you spot a kid with an ice cream cone, it probably came from Red’s.”
Fodor’s New England