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Captains Fresh Idea

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3515 Atlantic Hwy, Waldoboro, ME 04572
+1 207-832-4880
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We read the reviews and thought we would find a great meal. We ended up ordering lobster rolls, one of us ordered the largest one and the other a more standard size. Both of us decided their lobster rolls needed a little bit more mayo. And getting a bag of potato chips with approx. 8 chips in it is not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was incredible. Out of all the places we stopped for food, this was by far the finest fresh food around. Great portions and awesome service what a pleasure. We will be back. 😀

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

Thanks for letting know how much you in joyed us, it's so nice to hear it. Becky More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While driving up to Rockport we passed this restaurant and decided to pull in, we were up for anything just to eat something. Totally surprised, the haddock was fantastic and so was the lobster roll, the cucumber salad and cole slaw were outstanding.

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

Thanks for stopping, it is so nice to hear good things about our restaurant thanks again. Becky More 

Hope, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Right off Route One just outside of Waldoboro is this humble gem. Don't pass it by! The service is exceptional and food is "the real deal". For a true taste of "The Real Maine", this is a place you must not miss.

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

Thanks for the writing a review, It is nice to hear from our customers. More 

Phippsburg, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Fresh haddock sandwich is one of the best. Cucumber salad is outstanding as is the obviously home-made potato salad. Generous servings. The couple seated next to us had lobstah rolls and said they were "much better than Red's". That's quite a compliment. Definitely worth a visit .

Thank Maine-e-yak_007
Rebecca H, Owner at Captains Fresh Idea, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping, and writing a nice review. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for dinner today as we were in the mood for lobster. They did NOT disappoint! The owners and staff treat you like family and the portions are perfect! Our son loved the black n white milkshake too. Make it a point to have an amazing meal at this homemade gem.

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

Thanks For Stopping Stacy !!! More 

Northeast Harbor, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

We were driving from Portland up to Mt. Desert Island and happened upon this restaurant. A must stop! The food was delicious and the service was excellent. Can't wait to go back!

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

Thanks for writing a review and for stopping. More 

hamptons, ny
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

This was a great little find. On our travel back home, we needed one more lobster roll and we found the best one yet! This little gem is on a main highway, and it is nothing fancy. But people told us to try lobster shacks in Maine, and so we found ourself at another one. The clam chowder was delicious... More 

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

So happy that you had the best we aim to please. Thanks for stopping. More 

Waterville, Maine
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

This little gem of a restaurunt, located just south of the Camden Rockport area on Route One is a must stop. The seafood is so fresh it tastes like you just hauled it out of the ocean and were having a feast on the beach ! The lobster rolls are the BEST in the state . We live in Maine... More 

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

It is so nice to hear nice things about our restaurant thank you for taking the time and write such a beautiful review. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

If you are travelling on Route 1 in Waldoboro, Maine, definitely plan a stop at this awesome place. Their "naked" lobster roll is the best I have ever had and I lived in Maine for 21 years. Thankfully I visit Mom, sis and family and always chose a lunch here. The staff is very friendly and the place is homey... More 

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

Thanks! for taking the time to write such a nice review. Becky More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$4 - $20
American, Seafood, Soups
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
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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
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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