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3515 Atlantic Hwy, Waldoboro, ME 04572
+1 207-832-4880
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, 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
Truth in advertising: Wicked Good Food

The roadside sign advertises "Wicked Good Food" and that's how we think of it - not by its official moniker "Captains Fresh Idea." Mainly, because the food is indeed wicked good. Not a tourist trap - although on the main Maine vacationland road, the local characters tend to dine here. Lobster... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Coral Gables, Florida
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The roadside sign advertises "Wicked Good Food" and that's how we think of it - not by its official moniker "Captains Fresh Idea." Mainly, because the food is indeed wicked good. Not a tourist trap - although on the main Maine vacationland road, the local characters tend to dine here. Lobster rolls, tacos and quesadillas are all fine; the blue... More 

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oakenk
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We stopped by here for dinner one night on our way to our campground. The lobster roll was wonderful. It didn't take long for it to arrive either. The service was excellent.

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Rebecca H, Owner at Captains Fresh Idea, responded to this review

It's great to hear you're a fan of our place! Thanks for stopping by for dinner -- can't beat that lobster roll! Hope to see you again the next time you're in town! All the best, Becky, Captains Fresh Idea More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

No trip to coastal Maine is complete without stopping here on the way up and back. Lobster rolls, lobster tacos, cucumber salad, lobster stew, fresh lemonade, all fantastic. We'd love to try the blueberry pie but haven't had room for desert.

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Rebecca H, Owner at Captains Fresh Idea, responded to this review

It's great to hear you're a fan of our place, Steve! Can't beat that lobster roll and tacos! We appreciate your support and hope to see you again soon! All the best, Becky, Captains Fresh Idea More 

Walpole, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

A friend and I stopped here while en route to Bangor from New Hampshire. The lobster rolls we had were absolutely terrific: nice large chunks of real lobster, without all the extra mayo & other ingredients added at other places. The best lobster roll in New England for a good price! The service was friendly and personable, and the woman... More 

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Rebecca H, Owner at Captains Fresh Idea, responded to this review

It's great to hear you're a fan of our place! Can't beat those lobster rolls! We appreciate your support and hope to see you back again soon! All the best, Becky, Captains Fresh Idea More 

Rockport, Maine
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We stopped at Captain's Fresh Idea for dinner last night and were not disappointed. We hadn't been there since last year, but the food was just as delicious as we'd remembered. This visit, we chose a fried clam and haddock basket, a lobster roll, and chowder. I don't think I've ever had better fried clams. Captain's batter is outstanding and... More 

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Rebecca H, Owner at Captains Fresh Idea, responded to this review

It's great to hear you're a fan of our place! We're so glad you stopped by -- can't beat that lobster roll! Looking forward to having you back again soon! All the best, Becky, Captains Fresh Idea More 

Spruce Head, Maine
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 302 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
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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Rebecca H, Owner at Captains Fresh Idea, responded to this review

We're so glad you loved the lobster rolls at our place! We appreciate your support and hope to see you again soon! All the best, Becky, Captains Fresh Idea More 

Walkerton
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Rebecca H, Owner at Captains Fresh Idea, responded to this review

It's great to hear you're a fan of our place, Roger! It's great to know you felt well taken care of by our staff and enjoyed your meal! Hope to see you again soon! All the best, Becky, Captains Fresh Idea More 

Vandalia
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Rebecca H, Owner at Captains Fresh Idea, responded to this review

It's great to hear your'e a fan of our place, Charles! We're so glad you always feel well taken care of, too! Looking forward to seeing you the next time you're in town! All the best, Becky, Captains Fresh Idea More 

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Additional Information about Captains Fresh Idea

Address: 3515 Atlantic Hwy, Waldoboro, ME 04572
Phone Number: +1 207-832-4880
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Waldoboro
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
Average Prices: USD 4 - 20
Cuisine: Seafood

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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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