What is Maine’s best lobster roll?

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We’re on a quest to find the best lobster roll in the state. If you think your favorite roll deserves recognition, we want to hear from you. Tell us why it’s the best and your answer could end up in an upcoming issue of Down East Magazine. Vote by submitting your nomination in the form below or by telling us on your favorite social channel with hashtag #bestlobsterroll. The last day to nominate is Friday, May 30.

Voting has now closed. Check our August issue for the results!

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  • Faran Peterson

    There are plenty of places along Route 1 on the mainland where you can wait in line for hours to enjoy a fine lobster roll but there is nothing more satisfying and exquisite than a lobster roll from Greet’s Eats. Greeta McCarthy parks her food truck right in the lot adjacent to the Vinalhaven Fisherman’s Co-op. From her humble spot you can watch the lobstermen pull up to the dock to deposit their catch. Because the lobsters are literally plucked from the frigid Co-op waters and prepared to eat within minutes there is no better lobster roll anywhere else. This may be the best kept secret in all of Penobscot Bay. Her rolls are not fancy nor do they feature ingredients from whatever foodie trends you may see elsewhere. They are classic rolls featuring a buttered and toasted bun topped with a generous portion of mouthwatering lobster salad prepared the old fashioned way. Every summer I drive from New York City to Maine for my once a year vacation speeding up as I pass through Waldoboro and Wiscasset. I hop on the first ferry available from Rockland to Vinalhaven and my first stop on the island, my first real rest stop after a nine hour drive, is always Greet’s Eats.