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174 Yarmouth Road (Route 1), just north of Exit 17 from Interstate 295, Freeport, ME
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Good for: Families with children
Description: They don't have their own website. They are on Route 1 (aka Blue Star...
They don't have their own website. They are on Route 1 (aka Blue Star Memorial Highway).
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Great stop!

We wanted a simple, quick, delicious, authentic seafood stop and this was perfect. The staff are all wonderful and very friendly and the food is excellent. The lobster roll is a great size for the price and the taste is excellent. We also had the fish and chips basket (haddock) and that was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 9, 2015
Evan M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

We wanted a simple, quick, delicious, authentic seafood stop and this was perfect. The staff are all wonderful and very friendly and the food is excellent. The lobster roll is a great size for the price and the taste is excellent. We also had the fish and chips basket (haddock) and that was delicious as well. Definitely stop by if... More 

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Thank Evan M
Clifton Park, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We have been to Freeport many times, but on our last foray, July 31 to August 2, we tried Cindy's, mainly due to other tripadvisor reviews. We were not disappointed. The lobster roll and clam roll were outstanding and portions large. Cindy's fries all its foods very delicately, even the delicious onion rings, and I am very sensitive to greasy... More 

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Thank Joe P
Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

It was our first, and it won't be the last. Cindy's set the bar pretty high. THE PLACE - cute setting like a motor court with flowers, clean tables, lots of parking, easy to navigate menu and fun appearance. THE FOOD - we ordered 2 lobster rolls, and they were amazing. We asked for butter rather than mayo. They said... More 

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Thank matthewbcook
Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This was a basically a shack on the side of the freeway that serves up a first rate lobster roll. There's nothing fancy about this. The food is priced about where you would expect. Portions were plentiful. And the flavor was great - big, cold chunks of lobster lightly sauced on a perfectly toasted bun. We also had the scallops... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Coming from Boston, $16 for a lobster roll is a pretty good deal, and it was huge - there were whole claws in mine! We had the whole belly clams too - delicious!

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Thank Grace A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Having driven to our camp in Maine from NJ for over 50 years we have visited a lot of take out places. We will never stop anywhere else again! This place is GREAT! The lobster roll is made from just claw meat and it is over the top. The fried scallops and clams are not to be believed. The grand... More 

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Thank Rick N
New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

It's a shack on the side of the highway, but they do have some of the best specimens of fried clams in southern Maine at least. Clams were large, sweet, and retained some juiciness -- in other words, crispy coating but yet the clams were not overcooked. Lobster rolls were very fresh and a relatively good bargain at $14.50 --... More 

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Thank Peter W
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Skip the restaurants at Freeport. After shopping we drove south and saw Cindy's passing along Route 1 as we were looking for a place to eat where we could park our car and bring our dog down. Thank goodness we stopped and gave this place a try. The fried clams did not disappoint and neither did the lobster rolls. They... More 

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Thank Roz E
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Cindy's, for years, has been a best kept secret amongst lobster rollers. The lobster meat is clean, plentiful, simply with mayo, and on a perfectly toasted hot dog roll. The way it should be. Sitting on the picnic tables with other locals and tourists is always fun. The fries and onion rings are also friend perfectly. A local treasure.

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Thank mgwitte
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We stopped here last night for a quick dinner between Portland Jetport and our lodgings on Mt. Desert Island. Our travels have taken us here for many years, The Pottle Family has been running this for a long time, strictly under their ownership. The food is fresh, locally sourced, served on plastic trays with paper plates, to be eaten on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 174 Yarmouth Road (Route 1), just north of Exit 17 from Interstate 295, Freeport, ME
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Freeport

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

They don't have their own website. They are on Route 1 (aka Blue Star Memorial Highway).

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