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Captains Fresh Idea

3499 Atlantic Hwy, Waldoboro, ME 04572-6026
207- 832-4880
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Ranked #2 of 24 restaurants in Waldoboro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 NEW

We're from Boston, and while we're not Lobster roll officials, we enjoy them, and have many favorite spots for them. I will admit I haven't tried Red's Eats, I just can't see myself eating a lobster roll outside,on Rt. 1, esp. after hanging in line for a half hour, so when I read this was supposed to be better than... More

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

My wife and I went up to Waldoboro in search for a restaurant we were told had the best lobster roll sandwich - Captains Fresh Idea. We found it a few miles above another Waldoboro landmark - Moody's diner. When we pulled in, it looked like a small restaurant, but they did have some outdoor seating. Inside, it was very... More

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Milford, New Hampshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Whenever we travel up the Maine coast, I always time it so we get to Waldoboro at lunch time. There is a small restaurant on Route 1 that has the best seafood my wife and I have ever had. The Captain's Fresh Idea is a family owned business where the food is always fresh and prepared perfectly, the service is... More

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Bridgeport, CT
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

That was one OVERSTUFFED lobster roll!!! All meat, no filler, even minimal mayo--just the best parts of a really, really good lobster, on a toasted hotdog bun, just the way it should be.

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Montville, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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132 reviews 132 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
14 helpful votes 14 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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