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3515 Atlantic Hwy, Waldoboro, ME 04572
+1 207-832-4880
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Experience where the locals eat! Captain's Fresh Idea Restaurant was...
Experience 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 our new 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/dairy bar where you can be sure to find something sweet. We offer a wide selection of food. From juicy burgers and fries to fresh steamed lobsters and clams. We also have a wide selection of specialty salads and scrumptious fried starters. But our lobster rolls are our area of expertise! If you are in the mood for some fresh seafood consider this the place to eat! You can have clams, scallops, haddock, or shrimp. We pride ourselves in hand breading all our seafood and serving it crispy hot to our customers. 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!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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We eat here a lot. I love the lobster roll dressed so lightly with mayo, just right. Husband loves the bare naked, warm with melted butter. Delish fresh lemonade. Everything is great and fresh here.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
CarolinaHelen
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Spruce Head, Maine
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Spruce Head, Maine
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We eat here a lot. I love the lobster roll dressed so lightly with mayo, just right. Husband loves the bare naked, warm with melted butter. Delish fresh lemonade. Everything is great and fresh here.

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Lenox, Massachusetts
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298 helpful votes 298 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Not sure what all the raves are about. We stopped here because of the positive reviews and were not at all impressed. The lobster roll, as most lobster rolls around here was good but nothing to separate it from others. The full belly fried clams were a little too heavily breaded but fine, and the steamers were pretty poor...overcooked and... More 

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Waldoboro, Maine
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Sure stand in line other places, but this is it...family owned and operated for 27 years. Best steamed and fried clams. Excellent chowder, lobster stew, traditional lobster shore dinner with steamers, corn on the cob, homemade bread roll and all the fixins...but the lobster roll is so good. And great value. Fish sandwich and chowder on the chilly days. Seasonally... More 

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Walkerton
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I just had dinner here. The food was great as well as the service. The owners are very friendly and service focused. Do not miss this place if you are in the area.

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Vandalia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

By far, one of the finest restaurants in Maine. Just like the large sign says, " Wicked Good Food"; they surpass the advertisement. Great Food, Exceptional Service, and all at a price you can afford. My mother-in-law lives in the area and showed us why it is THE PLACE to go. A true Maine place to dine for Good Food... More 

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Eureka, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We were famished driving down Route 1 and read reviews for this place. However we drove right by because the signage is weird. Glad we turned around. The proprietress was great, a very homey atmosphere. The food was delicious, fish (haddock) and lobster very fresh, and a nice tumbler of decent dry wine. Don't look for anything other than iceberg... More 

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Rockport, Maine
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We stopped in tonight for supper and ordered the Fried Clam Basket. What a good decision! The clams were plentiful, lightly battered, extremely tender, and absolutely delicious. We added french fries and cole slaw as our sides...also delicious. The coffee was excellent, as were the homemade rolls. The restaurant has been run by the same family for over 25 years... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We have traveled up and down the Maine shoreline in search for the best Lobsta rolls in the country. Finally we found a wicked good restaurant. This lob-sta roll was pure lobsta, and no filler. They also put a heaping helping on there for you. FINALLY a restaurant that doesn't make you feel like you overpaid.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Stopped by for lunch and had a great meal with my family in a place that made you feel like part of theirs! Service was great and the blueberry crumble was absolutely amazing. It is a little on the pricey side.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

Tried it out on our way to Acadia. Went by again on our way home to Massachusetts. Very good idea, captain. Delicious, fresh and we will be back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3515 Atlantic Hwy, Waldoboro, ME 04572
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Waldoboro
  • Phone Number: +1 207-832-4880

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 20
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Description

Experience 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 our new 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/dairy bar where you can be sure to find something sweet. We offer a wide selection of food. From juicy burgers and fries to fresh steamed lobsters and clams. We also have a wide selection of specialty salads and scrumptious fried starters. But our lobster rolls are our area of expertise! If you are in the mood for some fresh seafood consider this the place to eat! You can have clams, scallops, haddock, or shrimp. We pride ourselves in hand breading all our seafood and serving it crispy hot to our customers. 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!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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