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“The best lobster roll of Maine”

Captains Fresh Idea Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 24 Restaurants in Waldoboro
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$20
Cuisines: Seafood
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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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!
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!

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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 ☺☺☺

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Reviewed September 14, 2017

We stopped in for a lobster roll on our way up to Bar Harbor, ME not knowing anything about the place. When we got up to Bar Harbor we were directed to be certain to go to Thurston's in Bernard, ME. It is something akin to the Disneyworld of lobster shacks. The people who suggested it were correct that it was excellent in every way. But we are here to report that it was not nearly as good as the lobster rolls we had at Captain's Fresh Idea. We should have just found a B&B in Waldoboro and spent the week there!

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Rebecca H, Owner at Captains Fresh Idea Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2017

WoW! thanks for the Very nice review, it is nice to know we are doing something right.
Thanks for coming to Maine!! The Mid Coast is very nice.
Thanks Becky☺☺☺









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Reviewed August 25, 2017 via mobile

Based upon my brothers advice from a previous visit, we frequented Captains Fresh idea restaurant. The owners are so nice and helpful. Lobster rolls are a speciality and really well done. Lemonade is so flavorful. The owner took my grand niece into the kitchen to select a dessert. The 6 year old was ecstatic. Awesome place to visit on route 1.

Thank sadler8613
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Rebecca H, Owner at Captains Fresh Idea Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2017

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a nice review!
Becky

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Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

We love Captain Fresh! Every trip to Maine always includes at least two meals here! The owners are so kind and friendly. The food is wonderful and fresh. A must is the clam chowder and a lobster BLT with a double order of fries. Located right on Route 1. Save room for dessert. Desserts are homemade and add Gifford ice cream. Wicked Good!

Thank amulcock
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Rebecca H, Owner at Captains Fresh Idea Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2017

Thanks for the nice review! Thanks for coming to Maine☺

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Reviewed August 17, 2017 via mobile

Went for a late weekday lunch with my family. I got the classic lobster roll with lobster chowder which was fantastic. My daughter got the shrimp kids meal which she said was awesome. Overall everyone loved their meals. We also ordered desserts which were all very tasty, especially the blueberry crumb cake dessert. Great beer selection. Our waitress was very attentive and friendly which made the meal even more wonderful.

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Rebecca H, Owner at Captains Fresh Idea Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2017

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

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