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Captains Fresh Idea

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3515 Atlantic Hwy, Waldoboro, ME 04572-6026
+1 207-832-4880
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Hillary ("Hilly") was working there during the summer helping out her mom Betty in this absolutely delightful spot. We could have just gotten ice cream cones at the take-out window outside, but are so glad we found the front door and ambled on inside. Wow! What a happy, friendly greeting we got, and were instantly made comfortable. This place has... More 

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coral gables
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lobster, corn on the cob, and blueberries - the three Maine food groups - are all present, accounted for and well-prepared and delicious. They're not open in the colder months (so call ahead), but your meal will be worth the stop. As a bonus, across the street is the Maine Toy Museum. Enjoy it, too, as either an appetizer or... More 

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New Port Richey, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friends from Florida visited and thirst for lobster each year they venture into Maine. After sampling many restaurants and many lobsters, the naked lobster roll at Captains was by far the best they had ever eaten. Not only was the food excellent, but the lady owner could not have been more accommodating. A 12 plus out of a possible 10.

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It's so nice to hear that you and your friends enjoy our restaurant, thanks for taking the time to write a nice review. More 

Danville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately we didn't discover this restaurant until our last day in Maine or we would have become regulars. The lobster roll was the best I had during the week we spent in Maine. Everyone at our table of seven people felt the same about their meal. The sides are great too. The potato salad and slaw were outstanding. The staff... More 

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

Thanks for taking the time to write a nice review . Thanks for coming to Maine!!! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been sampling lobster rolls on my Maine vacation and this was easily the best I found. We had both the naked roll and original. Both excellent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Traveling up and down the coast never to find better seafood. Visited 3 times in our stay in Maine. The owner are the kindest people. Looking forward to returning soon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best lobster roll that me and my husband have had in New England! I get the classic roll and my husband gets the naked roll (he loves his lobster roll warm) and both are delicious! They have been here for 29 years and the service is superb! We feel like we are on vacation every time we... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the first place we stopped at when in Maine, and believe me, no other has reached that level. The place is darling, the service is warm and quick. And the food is simply amazing, with incredible fries and the house's signature lobster rolls. To die for! Definitely worth a trip and many others.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The best lobster ever with the kindest attention! Highly recommended!!! We are staying in Waldoboro for three days and it was our first food experience, the bar has been raised high!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The naked lobster roll was fantastic as were the fried clams. Our server said her husband, the cook, uses light crumb to coat them. The potato salad and coleslaw are homemade and delicious. We sat on the screened porch. There was a nice breeze. This place is nothing fancy. If you are looking for fast, delicious food served by the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$4 - $20
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3515 Atlantic Hwy, Waldoboro, ME 04572-6026
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Waldoboro
  • Phone Number: +1 207-832-4880
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!

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