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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%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fried clams” (15 reviews)
“seafood” (17 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Seafood, Soups
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
3515 Atlantic Hwy, Waldoboro, ME 04572-6026
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1 - 10 of 124 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My husband and I were driving on Route 1 on our 2nd day on vacation in Maine, looking for a place to try lobster rolls. We found this place and couldn't have had a better experience! Our waitress was super sweet and very helpful...and the...More

Thank Jaxnruby
Rebecca H, Owner at Captains Fresh Idea Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

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

Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the highlights of our most recent trip to Maine. Enjoyed the best fried clams we've ever had, delicious lobster rolls, blueberry cobbler to die for, all served by the friendliest restaurant owner we've ever had the pleasure to meet. There are lots of...More

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

Thanks so much for the great review. We really appreciate it. Thanks Becky

Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely lady named Becky. Potato salad was great . Fried haddock sandwich with lettuce and tomato was fantastic but best of all were the fried clams. They weren't greasy. Never realized that clams could be that sweet. .Reminded me of fried oysters. We will definitely...More

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

Thanks for the sweet review! Becky

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service was great, and so were the fried scallops. Tender describes both. We were greeted with a friendly sort of "welcome home" attitude. The people in the next booth must have felt the same because they mentioned how they always come to this restaurant...More

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

thanks for stopping, thanks for coming to Maine! Becky

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had fish tacos, lobster and lobster salad. Fish tacos were exceptional. Large seafood menu, excellent choices for dessert, ice cream bar. We have already been back one more time. Family owned .

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

Thanks for taking the time to write a good review! Becky.😊

Reviewed 18 May 2017

We ate lunch there while passing through. It wasn't busy, but May isn't high season either. It's a nice place, with posters of the Rockland Festival lining the walls. The staff is friendly and the food is good. It's not cheap eats, but good seafood...More

Thank Al-Sue-Maine
Rebecca H, Owner at Captains Fresh Idea Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks for stopping. Becky

Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Captain's Fresh Idea has been serving Waldoboro, Maine for 30 years and once you dine there you will see why. We stopped for lunch and enjoyed some amazing food with "shareable" desserts. My mother-in-law lives in Waldoboro and this is one of her favorite restaurants....More

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

Thanks for taking the time to write a good review. Thank you Becky

Reviewed 16 May 2017

Accidentally stumbled on this place Mothers Day 2017. The place where we thought we had reservations fell through so we googled "restaurants near us" and we were in Waldoboro, ME. Fortunately, it brought us to Captains Fresh Idea. Now, we were able to call half...More

Thank Eric B
Rebecca H, Owner at Captains Fresh Idea Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Thanks for taking the time to write a wicked good review. Becky

Reviewed 12 May 2017

Stopped in on way to Kennebunkport for an amazing lunch. We had a small lobster roll and a regular with no butter. Both were fantastic! Also must say both regular and sweet potato fries were best ever! Meal ended with delicious blueberry cobbler. Owner Becky...More

Thank jay1375
Rebecca H, Owner at Captains Fresh Idea Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2017

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

Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

Stumbled upon this restaurant and were so glad we did! If a Maine Lobster Roll is what you're looking for, this is the place to go! Two sizes available, the big one is enormous, the small one is quite large. Clam chowder was great, fried...More

Thank TripleLMA
Rebecca H, Owner at Captains Fresh Idea Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2017

Thanks for stopping by, and writing such a nice review. Becky

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LJSMedfield
Is there anything for vegetarians?
23 April 2015|
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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
Cuisine
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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:00
Monday
11:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 20:00
Saturday
11:00 - 20:00
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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