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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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Vandalia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
1 review
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The sign does not lie, the food is wicked good, and so is the service.  From the fresh squeezed lemonade and homemade roll that started us off, straight to the creamy chowder, hot steamed lobster, and sweet corn on the cob....this place. Did not dissapoint! Our waitress was wonderful as was ever bite of our meal. Try the blueberry shortcake... More

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Punta Gorda
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We had fabulous lobster stew, lobster rolls and the to-die-for blueberry crumble and homemade blueberry pie and whoopie pie to go! Great food and service! We'll be back!

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Naples, FL
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I stopped in here on a whim. I had no idea what to expect but since I was in Maine, I've got to have lobster, right? Well I ordered the naked lobster roll which comes with extra butter on the side and it was one of the best lobster rolls I have had in a long time! Yummy! As a... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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59 reviews 59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

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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