Fun Facts

        Red is our favorite color….but we LOVE going Green!!  Red’s Eats will offer paper straws upon request.  We will continue to focus on switching all of our plastic ware to Eco Friendly products.  We truly believe that every bit we all do will make a difference.  Let’s all work towards saving our oceans, our land, our Earth.

  • 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.
  • Five +/- employees work side-by-side inside Red’s Eats during the high season.


  • Red’s serves 12-14 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 Kate’s Maine 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, St. Judes, Animal shelters, Children’s Programs, Guide dogs for the blind, Libraries, School programs and many more! 
  • 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 Loves Locals!
  • Maine Lobstermen’s Association * Kennebunk, ME
  • Atlantic Edge Seafood (Boothbay Harbor, ME) for fresh, picked lobster
  • Shucks Maine Lobster (Richmond, ME) Fresh, picked lobster
  • Maine Maritime Products (Belfast, ME) Fresh, picked lobster, clams
  • Ready Seafood (Portland, ME) fresh, picked lobster
  • Maine Shellfish (Ellsworth, ME) Fresh, picked lobster, Scallops, Haddock, crabmeat
  • Mill Cove Lobster (Boothbay, ME) Haddock, clams, crabmeat, Scallops
  • Kate’s Maine Butter (Old Orchard Beach, ME) for the delicious butter for our lobster rolls
  • Main Street Grocery for our hamburger, ham, sirloin steaks (Damariscotta, ME)
  • Brewer’s Dairy for all of our dairy products (Augusta, ME)
  • Bowden’s Egg Farm for fresh eggs (Waldoboro, ME
  • Morse’s Sauerkraut  (Waldoboro, ME)
  • Round Top Ice Cream (Damariscotta since, ME since 1924) for ice cream
  • Native Maine Produce  Produce from local farms
  • Bread Lady Bakery (Dresden, ME) Gluten Free Breads
  • Portland Pie Dough (Portland, ME) For our fried dough
  • Country Kitchen Lepage Bakery (Auburn, ME)
  • Glenn B. Bakery (Wiscasset, ME ) Whoopie Pies
  • Dzerts by Daphne (Westport Island, ME)
  • L.A. Tees  (Auburn, ME) T-shirts, Hats, Aprons
  • Downeast Audio (Topsham, ME) Sound System / PA 
  • Green Bee Honey Sodas (Brunswick, ME) Delicious honey sodas
  • Signs To Di For (Wiscasset, ME)  Local artist
  • ServSafe Training for staff (Bangor, ME)
  • Johnny’s Auto (Wiscasset, ME) Boxtruck maintenance
  • Pat Shannon (Bath, ME)  Local artist
  • Coastal Automotive and Welding (Wiscasset, ME) Boxtruck maintenance
  • HT Imprinting  (Wiscasset, ME) Aprons, Yeti, Hats, T-shirts
  • The Copy Shop (Newcastle, ME) Business cards & all our printing needs
  • Hood Pros (Winthrop, ME) Hood Cleaning
  • Riverside Disposal (Chelsea, ME)
  • Ideal Portable Toilets (Wiscasset, ME) 
  • Water Lily Flowers (Wiscasset, ME) Flowers to welcome new businesses
  • Maine Standard Bio-fuels (Portland, ME) Recycling used oil into premium biofuel
  • Atlantic Sea Farms * Kelp Burgers  Harvested by local lobstermen & women
  • Veggie Burgers * Jaime Shaw   The Forks, ME
  • Chris Jones (Wiscasset, ME)  Lawn care and maintenance
  • Ames True Value  (Wiscasset, ME) The Averill Family has everything you need…from hardware to the dog biscuits for our canine visitors

                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