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Captains Fresh Idea

3499 Atlantic Hwy, Waldoboro, ME 04572-6026
207- 832-4880
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Ranked #1 of 21 restaurants in Waldoboro
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $4 - $15
Cuisines: Seafood
Description: SpecialtiesExperience where the locals eat! Captain's Fresh Idea Restaurant was founded in 1987 with the goal in mind to serve fresh food good enough to be called "Wicked Good." Customers are welcome to come in and be seated in our comfortable dining room or screened in deck. We also have a speedy take-out window if you would like to take your meal to go, or would like to sit outside on one of our picnic tables. Our takeout window also has a stocked ice cream diary bar where you can be sure to find something sweet.If you still have the room after eating our generous portions of food you may want to consider polishing off the meal with a homemade dessert. Choose from the homemade blueberry crumb cake, gingerbread, strawberry shortcake, or fruit pies.Captain's Fresh Idea is a family restaurant so kids are welcome to come and eat from our children's menu.So come on in, stop by, and say hi. We're easy to find on Route 1, Waldoboro ME. Look for the Red Roof.HistoryEstablished in 1987Owner Gary started working in the restaurant industry since he was a child. Wife and co-owner Becky also grew up in hospitality service industry. They took their love of cooking and quality food to create a restaurant where locals and tourists alike can sit down and feel like a member of the family.
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Description: SpecialtiesExperience where the locals eat! Captain's Fresh Idea Restaurant was founded in 1987 with the goal in mind to serve fresh food good enough to be called "Wicked Good." Customers are welcome to come in and be seated in our comfortable dining room or screened in deck. We also have a speedy take-out window if you would like to take your meal to go, or would like to sit outside on one of our picnic tables. Our takeout window also has a stocked ice cream diary bar where you can be sure to find something sweet.If you still have the room after eating our generous portions of food you may want to consider polishing off the meal with a homemade dessert. Choose from the homemade blueberry crumb cake, gingerbread, strawberry shortcake, or fruit pies.Captain's Fresh Idea is a family restaurant so kids are welcome to come and eat from our children's menu.So come on in, stop by, and say hi. We're easy to find on Route 1, Waldoboro ME. Look for the Red Roof.HistoryEstablished in 1987Owner Gary started working in the restaurant industry since he was a child. Wife and co-owner Becky also grew up in hospitality service industry. They took their love of cooking and quality food to create a restaurant where locals and tourists alike can sit down and feel like a member of the family.
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English first
Montville, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

This is where the lobster is at! Captains Fresh Idea has the best lobster roll you can find from Freeport to Rockland. When you go north of Rockland there are lobster pounds in Northport and Belfast that are the real old fashion Maine seafood experience. Then there is the Keag Store in South Thomaston where the locals eat. But if... More

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Melbourne
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129 reviews 129 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Because this was the middle of the day and the restaurant was very small and not busy I made sure to ask if they had lobster that had recently been 'alive' - the cook was consulted and the answer was yes. I noted that other customers were eating burgers, and one couple even checked the menu, got up and left.... More

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Muncie, Indiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Being from Indiana we have had limited experience with fresh seafood. Recomendations lead us to Captains Fresh Idea. Our experience was outstanding. I was determined to taste LOBSTER on our visit to main. There were several choices, our waitress was very helpful and my lobster roll was delicious. I would happily eat it again and again. After finishing our meal... More

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SOUTH DAKOTA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

We traveled throughout Cape Cod and Maine this summer. We had a very good experience when we stopped at this restaurant. The lobster roll was by far the best we had ever had with lots of tasty lobster meat. The blueberry dessert was out of this world. The owners closely supervise everything which maximizes both the food quality and service.... More

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SOUTH DAKOTA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

This is one of those restaurants that is worth going out of the way for. We traveled throughout Cape Cod and Maine this summer, and by far this restaurant had the best lobster roll with lots of tasty lobster meat. We also had a blueberry dessert that was out of this world. The owners closely supervise everything which maximizes both... More

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new york
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013 via mobile

Just had lunch here! The lobster roll basket was delicious. Came with excellent homemade potato salad. Good service, too. Loved it. Would certainly stop here again.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

I knew we had made a mistake when the "fresh squeezed lemonade" at $3.79 a glass was from a powdered mix, with a lemon wedge squeezed on top for good measure. In light of that, I specifically asked if the clam chowder was homemade, and mentioned that I'd rather skip it if it were from a can. The waitress assured... More

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Owls Head, Maine
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

We've lived in the area for over 30 years and this was never on our radar, just drove on by. Because we were going to a play in Waldoboro, I searched for nearby restaurants and this came up with great reviews. So soon old, too late smart! This place is great! The lobster rolls were the best we've had this... More

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Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

This place was great. The staff were nice. It was clean. Their scallops were super fresh and they had a nice kid's menu. We thought it was a real find for the price.

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Manassas, VA
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59 reviews 59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Over the weekend hubby and I sampled several lobster rolls across Maine. The one from Captain's Fresh Idea placed 3rd. The lobster chunks were smaller than those at our top two picks (Duo's and Libby's) and the dressing was laid on a little more thick than we care for (we like a very lightly dressed lobster roll). Also the pricing... More

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