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(Metro)   Want a lobster roll when you visit Maine? Of course you do. That's why you need to go to this McDonald's   ( metro.co.uk) divider line
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2018-03-06 04:15:23 PM  
For McDonalds (and for the price) it's not a bad lobster roll at all. Yeah, you can get larger ones with more meat but you'll pay 20 bucks or more.
 
2018-03-06 04:52:32 PM  
Considering it's Maine, at least you can be certain it's actually lobster and not pollock or langostinos.
 
2018-03-06 05:44:08 PM  
And as for the headline mentioning 'this' McDonalds? It'll be no different than any other McD's lobster roll. Imagine---an inaccurate and misleading Fark headline. JHFC. No one even fu*king cares anymore.
 
2018-03-06 06:15:37 PM  
Somehow the lobster rolls in Maine cost exactly the same and taste no different from the ones from the food truck in DC.  I would have expected a local discount, but no such luck.
 
2018-03-06 06:35:07 PM  
Well, at least they aren't taro pies, like McDs carry in Hawaii.

\Yes they are purple.
 
2018-03-06 07:29:27 PM  
I lived in Maine for almost 5 years. That is "lahb-stah".
 
2018-03-06 08:33:23 PM  
Red's Eats chuckles Downeastishly.

/"get outta here you tourist dilettante, that place is garbage", says everyone else in the thread
 
2018-03-06 08:36:26 PM  

John Buck 41: For McDonalds (and for the price) it's not a bad lobster roll at all. Yeah, you can get larger ones with more meat but you'll pay 20 bucks or more.


 It might taste passable, but I just have a thing about trusting lobster to be safely handled at a McDonald's. Not being a snob; just like my turds to be predictable.
 
2018-03-06 08:43:41 PM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: Red's Eats chuckles Downeastishly.

/"get outta here you tourist dilettante, that place is garbage", says everyone else in the thread


Red's is good, but it's not so good as to justify standing in that crazy line.
 
2018-03-06 09:17:19 PM  

tlchwi02: Pants full of macaroni!!: Red's Eats chuckles Downeastishly.

/"get outta here you tourist dilettante, that place is garbage", says everyone else in the thread

Red's is good, but it's not so good as to justify standing in that crazy line.


Eagle's Nest in N. Brewer ME. Monstrous lobster rolls, no lines.
 
2018-03-06 09:55:49 PM  

John Buck 41: For McDonalds (and for the price) it's not a bad lobster roll at all. Yeah, you can get larger ones with more meat but you'll pay 20 bucks or more.


There was, for a while, a painting of a moose hanging in this McDonald's. It was pretty clear that it had been painted by someone who had never seen a moose, or even a picture of a whole moose. It was the head of a moose with the face of a cow on the body of a horse. Very strange, very fake looking picture.

Go into this McDonald's, and you're...in a McDonald's. All the marketing, all the logography, all the familiarity, packed into an antique house instead of a prefab building. The dining room they photographed for the article is small, separate, and not much used; most of the space is any McDonald's in any city anywhere. And the lobster rolls are more often than not imitation crabmeat with a little rubbery frozen lobster mixed in - you can get cheaper lobster rolls elsewhere for less money. It's not even the only McDonald's that sells them.

But that's Freeport. They didn't build this thing for Mainers; they built it for tourists. The whole downtown area is designed to separate you from as much money as they can get away with. Lit up for Christmas, it looks like a Hallmark movie-of-the-week set. Everything has this creepy, picture-perfect, nobody-actually-lives-here look, like a Thomas Kinkade painting come to life. Nice place to shop, but it's like being in a Maine-themed amusement park.
 
2018-03-06 10:11:23 PM  

peasandcarrots: John Buck 41: For McDonalds (and for the price) it's not a bad lobster roll at all. Yeah, you can get larger ones with more meat but you'll pay 20 bucks or more.

There was, for a while, a painting of a moose hanging in this McDonald's. It was pretty clear that it had been painted by someone who had never seen a moose, or even a picture of a whole moose. It was the head of a moose with the face of a cow on the body of a horse. Very strange, very fake looking picture.

Go into this McDonald's, and you're...in a McDonald's. All the marketing, all the logography, all the familiarity, packed into an antique house instead of a prefab building. The dining room they photographed for the article is small, separate, and not much used; most of the space is any McDonald's in any city anywhere. And the lobster rolls are more often than not imitation crabmeat with a little rubbery frozen lobster mixed in - you can get cheaper lobster rolls elsewhere for less money. It's not even the only McDonald's that sells them.

But that's Freeport. They didn't build this thing for Mainers; they built it for tourists. The whole downtown area is designed to separate you from as much money as they can get away with. Lit up for Christmas, it looks like a Hallmark movie-of-the-week set. Everything has this creepy, picture-perfect, nobody-actually-lives-here look, like a Thomas Kinkade painting come to life. Nice place to shop, but it's like being in a Maine-themed amusement park.


The L.L. Bean flagship store in Freeport is nothing like it was in the 70s. It's now soulless with no personality. Indistinguishable from any other store. Reminds me of the piece of shiat Cross Insurance Center in Bangor replacing the old Bangor Auditorium which looks exactly like every other arena. Plus run by fu*king morons.
 
2018-03-06 10:11:53 PM  

John Buck 41: tlchwi02: Pants full of macaroni!!: Red's Eats chuckles Downeastishly.

/"get outta here you tourist dilettante, that place is garbage", says everyone else in the thread

Red's is good, but it's not so good as to justify standing in that crazy line.

Eagle's Nest in N. Brewer ME. Monstrous lobster rolls, no lines.


yeah, the further north you go, the less you'll find lines... or people really. i can see why red's gets the crowds- its an easy little drive from portland, its impossible not to find it and wiscasset looks like it stepped out of a brochure for the maine coast. and they aren't terrible. i just wouldn't wait an hour for one.
 
2018-03-06 10:13:43 PM  

tlchwi02: John Buck 41: tlchwi02: Pants full of macaroni!!: Red's Eats chuckles Downeastishly.

/"get outta here you tourist dilettante, that place is garbage", says everyone else in the thread

Red's is good, but it's not so good as to justify standing in that crazy line.

Eagle's Nest in N. Brewer ME. Monstrous lobster rolls, no lines.

yeah, the further north you go, the less you'll find lines... or people really. i can see why red's gets the crowds- its an easy little drive from portland, its impossible not to find it and wiscasset looks like it stepped out of a brochure for the maine coast. and they aren't terrible. i just wouldn't wait an hour for one.


I wouldn't wait an hour for anything.
 
2018-03-07 08:13:33 AM  
yeah, the further north you go, the less you'll find lines... or people really.


True story bro:

While in the Navy, I received orders to be stationed in Maine. I thought, OK, that sounds decent...

Then they made me complete "overseas screening"...when I questioned why I had to complete overseas screening to go to Maine, they said "wait till you get there; you'll understand".
 
2018-03-07 08:16:03 AM  

bo_loo: yeah, the further north you go, the less you'll find lines... or people really.


True story bro:

While in the Navy, I received orders to be stationed in Maine. I thought, OK, that sounds decent...

Then they made me complete "overseas screening"...when I questioned why I had to complete overseas screening to go to Maine, they said "wait till you get there; you'll understand".


So did it eventually make sense?
 
2018-03-07 10:03:26 AM  

John Buck 41: tlchwi02: Pants full of macaroni!!: Red's Eats chuckles Downeastishly.

/"get outta here you tourist dilettante, that place is garbage", says everyone else in the thread

Red's is good, but it's not so good as to justify standing in that crazy line.

Eagle's Nest in N. Brewer ME. Monstrous lobster rolls, no lines.


Harraseeket Lunch and Lobster Company next to the boat dock in South Freeport.  Only lines are when the ferry from Bustins Island shows up.
 
2018-03-07 10:13:49 AM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: Red's Eats chuckles Downeastishly.

/"get outta here you tourist dilettante, that place is garbage", says everyone else in the thread


Um...Wiscasset isn't Downeast.
 
2018-03-07 02:10:43 PM  
The fancy dining room seems to be closed anytime I've been there. I think it's just for show.

And while I've heard good things about McD's lobster roll, if your not a local, don't do it. Get a full on lobster. Get it at a seaside restaurant. I like Estes out in Harpswell. Great view and sea breeze, which is mandatory for proper lobster enjoyment
 
2018-03-07 02:32:48 PM  

Publikwerks: The fancy dining room seems to be closed anytime I've been there. I think it's just for show.

And while I've heard good things about McD's lobster roll, if your not a local, don't do it. Get a full on lobster. Get it at a seaside restaurant. I like Estes out in Harpswell. Great view and sea breeze, which is mandatory for proper lobster enjoyment


I've had a couple of McD's lobster rolls but I have NEVER ordered a lobster in a restaurant. That's just stupid (at least if you live in Maine).
 
2018-03-07 02:47:02 PM  

John Buck 41: Publikwerks: The fancy dining room seems to be closed anytime I've been there. I think it's just for show.

And while I've heard good things about McD's lobster roll, if your not a local, don't do it. Get a full on lobster. Get it at a seaside restaurant. I like Estes out in Harpswell. Great view and sea breeze, which is mandatory for proper lobster enjoyment

I've had a couple of McD's lobster rolls but I have NEVER ordered a lobster in a restaurant. That's just stupid (at least if you live in Maine).


I said "If your not a local." I usually get fried scallops when I got out for seafood. But you gonna have a tourist take a lobster back to their hotel? Damn, good luck sleeping in there afterwards. Oh, and houskeeping is gonna LOVE you. =)
 
2018-03-07 02:52:19 PM  

Publikwerks: John Buck 41: Publikwerks: The fancy dining room seems to be closed anytime I've been there. I think it's just for show.

And while I've heard good things about McD's lobster roll, if your not a local, don't do it. Get a full on lobster. Get it at a seaside restaurant. I like Estes out in Harpswell. Great view and sea breeze, which is mandatory for proper lobster enjoyment

I've had a couple of McD's lobster rolls but I have NEVER ordered a lobster in a restaurant. That's just stupid (at least if you live in Maine).

I said "If your not a local." I usually get fried scallops when I got out for seafood. But you gonna have a tourist take a lobster back to their hotel? Damn, good luck sleeping in there afterwards. Oh, and houskeeping is gonna LOVE you. =)


Though, to be fair, my wife has order lobster at restaurants, cause she loves it like crack. But she gets the "lazy mans" lobster which she discovered at the Samoset. They crack that sucker all open for you and douse it in butter. All you gotta do it eat, and she was in heaven.
 
2018-03-07 02:54:30 PM  

Publikwerks: John Buck 41: Publikwerks: The fancy dining room seems to be closed anytime I've been there. I think it's just for show.

And while I've heard good things about McD's lobster roll, if your not a local, don't do it. Get a full on lobster. Get it at a seaside restaurant. I like Estes out in Harpswell. Great view and sea breeze, which is mandatory for proper lobster enjoyment

I've had a couple of McD's lobster rolls but I have NEVER ordered a lobster in a restaurant. That's just stupid (at least if you live in Maine).

I said "If your not a local." I usually get fried scallops when I got out for seafood. But you gonna have a tourist take a lobster back to their hotel? Damn, good luck sleeping in there afterwards. Oh, and houskeeping is gonna LOVE you. =)


My point was as a local a McD's lobster roll is ok, but not buying a whole lobster in a restaurant.
 
2018-03-07 02:55:47 PM  

Publikwerks: she gets the "lazy mans" lobster which she discovered at the Samoset. They crack that sucker all open for you and douse it in butter.


Had a g/f like that. Didn't marry her, though LoL
 
2018-03-07 04:08:14 PM  

John Buck 41: bo_loo: yeah, the further north you go, the less you'll find lines... or people really.


True story bro:

While in the Navy, I received orders to be stationed in Maine. I thought, OK, that sounds decent...

Then they made me complete "overseas screening"...when I questioned why I had to complete overseas screening to go to Maine, they said "wait till you get there; you'll understand".

So did it eventually make sense?


Yes, once I got to the base.  45 minutes from anything, no cable TV, a single one-way road to the base (loop road), and nothing outside the gate that was close enough to walk to (store, bar, restaurant, etc)

https://goo.gl/maps/zLUsywd69LH2

There was another base even more remote, Cutler.  Went there once and my god was it in the middle of no where.
 
2018-03-07 04:42:36 PM  

bo_loo: John Buck 41: bo_loo: yeah, the further north you go, the less you'll find lines... or people really.


True story bro:

While in the Navy, I received orders to be stationed in Maine. I thought, OK, that sounds decent...

Then they made me complete "overseas screening"...when I questioned why I had to complete overseas screening to go to Maine, they said "wait till you get there; you'll understand".

So did it eventually make sense?

Yes, once I got to the base.  45 minutes from anything, no cable TV, a single one-way road to the base (loop road), and nothing outside the gate that was close enough to walk to (store, bar, restaurant, etc)

https://goo.gl/maps/zLUsywd69LH2

There was another base even more remote, Cutler.  Went there once and my god was it in the middle of no where.


Yep. Cutler is definitely out there.
 
2018-03-07 04:59:13 PM  
I thought all McD's along the Atlantic coast in New England had the McLobster like it's a regional thing?
 
2018-03-07 07:37:12 PM  

germ78: I thought all McD's along the Atlantic coast in New England had the McLobster like it's a regional thing?


It is. That's why the Fark headline is bullshiat.
 
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