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Captains Fresh Idea Restaurant

3515 Atlantic Hwy, Waldoboro, ME 04572-6026
+1 207-832-4880
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Overview
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good15%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“cucumber salad” (14 reviews)
“fried clams” (16 reviews)
“seafood” (16 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Seafood, Fast food, Soups
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
3515 Atlantic Hwy, Waldoboro, ME 04572-6026
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Captains Fresh Idea Restaurant
1. Best lobster roll
"The menu was diverse. Good lobster rolls and other food as well"
Jeremy W
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2. best seafood
"One of the highlights of our most recent trip to Maine"
cadreaminCt
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3. Homemade cucumber
"A must. If you travel through this part of Maine"
Nicola C
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1 - 10 of 144 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here on a whim thinking it could have a good lobster roll. It did. It far exceeded our expectations, the cucumber salad is SO GOOD- just cucumber, onion and a light vinegar. The fries were the best fries in the world- seriously, I’m...More

Thank Mairi M
Rebecca H, Owner at Captains Fresh Idea Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the wicked good review and thanks for coming to Maine. Becky

Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed September 20, 2017 via mobile

A must. If you travel through this part of Maine, you HAVE to try this lobster roll. The location is that of tipical American old style fast food, with very friendly staff. Excellent!

Thank Nicola C
Rebecca H, Owner at Captains Fresh Idea Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2017

Thanks for coming to Maine, thanks for the nice review. Becky ☺☺☺

Reviewed 1 week ago

So glad we stopped when we saw this restaurant. We were greeted by the friendly owner and staff. I had a fried shrimp salad that was excellent. Now I am far away and hungry for more!!! Price was good and service was great.

Thank 285barb
Rebecca H, Owner at Captains Fresh Idea Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

THANKS for stopping in and writhing a nice review. Becky

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A hidden jewel for local fresh seafood and delicious homemade fresh lemonade. Friendly staff. Fair prices. Welcomed us 10in uses before closing. Wonderful lightly fried haddock sandwich and fried clam roll. Best known for their lobster roll. Highly recommend!

Thank Virginia J
Rebecca H, Owner at Captains Fresh Idea Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Two persons for lunch. We were greeted and allowed to pick any table that we wanted. The decor could be Maine or Cape Cod. It's quite charming and immaculate. Mostly lobster with a choice of servings. Small medium or (I guess) large. Priced accordingly. I...More

Thank P598738
Rebecca H, Owner at Captains Fresh Idea Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I so glad you enjoyed you lunch thanks for the nice review. Becky

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is my favorite little stop for fish and chips. I think the prices are a bit high but the food is good and fresh.

Thank Eva M
Rebecca H, Owner at Captains Fresh Idea Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for the nice review. If we want to stay in business we have to keep a fair price for Higher quality food the people in Maine voted for a increase minimum wage and again next year. Thanks Becky

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were traveling on the highway trying to find a place to eat. We were happy that we found this place. I had the crab salad and my husband had the lobster roll. It was just what we were looking for. The owner was very...More

Thank Jujobee
Rebecca H, Owner at Captains Fresh Idea Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed June 13, 2018 via mobile

Great service, great food. The other reviews were spot on, the lobster roll, cucumber salad and potato salad were delicious! A must stop-we we’re glad we did!

Thank teajaytravel15
Rebecca H, Owner at Captains Fresh Idea Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks for stopping and taking the time to write a nice review. Becky 😊

Reviewed May 3, 2018 via mobile

Trust me.... you want to pass right by that very convenient lobster shack as you enter Wiscasset. 20 min further up Rt 1 north in Waldoboro is this top rate find for a fresh and delicious lobster roll. Hot buttered “naked” with great sides including...More

Thank DocPT1
Rebecca H, Owner at Captains Fresh Idea Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2018

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

Reviewed March 3, 2018

Only open from May to early October. Great food and the owner is wonderful. This is a moust stop for any hunger traveler going through Waldoboro

Thank Jack P
Rebecca H, Owner at Captains Fresh Idea Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2018

thanks for taking the time to write a 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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Monday
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Thursday
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 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
  • E-mail
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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