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Captains Fresh Idea Restaurant

3515 Atlantic Hwy, Waldoboro, ME 04572-6026
+1 207-832-4880
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Overview
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good15%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“cucumber salad” (16 reviews)
“fried clams” (17 reviews)
“seafood” (17 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Seafood, Fast food, Soups
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
3515 Atlantic Hwy, Waldoboro, ME 04572-6026
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Reviewed September 22, 2018

Really enjoyed our lobster rolls at lunchtime on the way through to Portland from Belfast on the 1. So fresh and tasty.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Lin D
Rebecca H, Owner at Captains Fresh Idea Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2018

Thanks for stopping and the nice review. Becky

Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

Made our 3rd visit to this character-filled restaurant on Rt 1 north of Waldoboro. After spending 3 days in Southwest Harbor and eating lots of lobster, this place, hands down has the best, freshest, well-priced lobster roll anywhere! You are greated warmly by the owner...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank vickifuka
Rebecca H, Owner at Captains Fresh Idea Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2018

Thanks for the kind words and thanks for stopping at our Restaurant, Becky PS thanks for coming to Maine the way life should be!

Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is great. Very casual and the lobster rolls are to die for. The best I have ever eaten. Be sure to save room for the blueberry pie because that is also excellent the staff are very friendly an d accommodating

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank rowan1226
Rebecca H, Owner at Captains Fresh Idea Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2018

Thanks for the nice words and thanks for taking the time to write a review. Becky

Reviewed August 29, 2018

The dinning room was actually closed when we arrived, but they were kind enough to let us use it anyway. The service was excellent. Such a nice counter person! the Lobster rolls were simply the best. I've ate more than a few up and down...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank janet g
Rebecca H, Owner at Captains Fresh Idea Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2018

Thanks so much for the nice words and the very good review, we really like what we do and meeting nice people is a nice part of our job. Becky

Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

My partner and I were road tripping from Acadia to Boston and ate a ton of lobster rolls along the way, but the seven ounce one here was the best! We ate one and immediately had to order a second. Friendly staff, reasonable prices, great...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Getaway496637
Rebecca H, Owner at Captains Fresh Idea Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2018

Thanks for the kind words and thanks for coming to Maine!

Reviewed August 20, 2018

We passed several restaurants that were packed with people or outdoor seafood restaurants, but this was worth the wait. We had seafood including a lobster roll and we decided to splurge for a blueberry cobbler with ice cream. Delicious! We had an AWESOME waitress who...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank gabi_kansas
Rebecca H, Owner at Captains Fresh Idea Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2018

Thanks for the kind words and thanks for stopping and coming to Maine! Becky

Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

I’ve reviewed this spot before and it’s still solid. Great steamer clams, fried seafood and lobster rolls. Try the draft blueberry soda - not too sweet and very flavorful. Proprietors Gary and Becky Hall have their game down pat after 30 years in this location....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Timothy H
Rebecca H, Owner at Captains Fresh Idea Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2018

Timothy, thanks for the kind words, and taking the time to write a nice review. thanks again Becky

Reviewed August 11, 2018

My husband and I have tried many lobster rolls in the past few weeks, and the 7 ounces of lobster in the classic lobster roll was the best! Price was very reasonable, family owned for over 30 years, so they care very much about their...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Juniapetunia
Rebecca H, Owner at Captains Fresh Idea Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2018

Thanks for the nice review and thanks for coming to Maine. Becky

Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Tried this local family owned place. The sides were homes Made, the potato salad was good but a little bland. The Cole slaw was excellent, the fried clams were local and very fish and very reasonable priced.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank flygirlnh
Rebecca H, Owner at Captains Fresh Idea Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2018

thanks for stopping in Becky

Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

We had an absolutely delicious lunch after hiking. Classic lobster rolls with delicious homemade sides (cucumber salad & potato salad. Loved the cozy diner atmosphere too!!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Ashlie J
Rebecca H, Owner at Captains Fresh Idea Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2018

Thanks for the nice review Becky

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Response from umyumyum | Reviewed this property |
Yes, several sides and nice salad. And ice cream and desserts. Last year I think they had quesadillas with cheese & or veg.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$4 - US$20
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Monday
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Thursday
11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday
11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday
11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
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
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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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