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Bagel Mainea

190 Western Ave, Augusta, ME 04330-6125
207-626-5581
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Ranked #3 of 78 restaurants in Augusta
Price range: $2 - $12
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Delicatessen, Bagels, Café
Dining options: Takeout, Delivery
Description: We provide a neighborhood feeling, offering a sunroom with a gas stove in the winter, jazz on Sundays, and outdoor deck seating in the summer. We love seeing our returning neighbors and friends, and are delighted to introduce Bagel Mainea to new folks as well. We are known for made-from-scratch soups, made-to-order sandwiches, as well as providing business breakfast and lunch deliveries in the area.
Restaurant details
Dining options: Takeout, Delivery
Description: We provide a neighborhood feeling, offering a sunroom with a gas stove in the winter, jazz on Sundays, and outdoor deck seating in the summer. We love seeing our returning neighbors and friends, and are delighted to introduce Bagel Mainea to new folks as well. We are known for made-from-scratch soups, made-to-order sandwiches, as well as providing business breakfast and lunch deliveries in the area.
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  • English first
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English first
southern NH
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We selected this establishment for our early Saturday morning breakfast. I had read many reviews and was looking for prompt service with outstanding quality of food. Despite our arrival at 20 minutes after opening and only one other customer at the counter, we were not even greeted when we entered. We finally placed our order and then waited 20 minutes... More

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Marianne B, Owner at Bagel Mainea, responded to this review

Dear titallen, I am very sorry for your experience at Bagel Mainea. Your review will be shared with the crew. I am wondering if your bagel choice was an whole grain, as the density of the grain keeps the bagels from fluffing up as fully as a white flour bagel (our bagels are around 4 oz each). The grains make... More

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Simply put, amazing. The good is delicious the staff friendly and the atmosphere is welcoming. The location leaves a little to be desired but well worth the time spent In traffic

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Marianne B, Owner at Bagel Mainea, responded to this review

Hi, Ryan! Thanks for your review. We understand the location issue and it concerns us as well, and also makes us even more grateful to the folks who take the time to get to us! Best wishes, Marianne More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Creative spreads & toppings on your freshly made bagel. Very reasonable and busy! Food is fresh, can eat healthy or not. Friendly staff and good service. Local place...not a chain.

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Marianne B, Owner at Bagel Mainea, responded to this review

Dear iosk464, Your review captures who we are and what we try to do pretty well!! I hope you had a great experience, and thanks for taking the time to write us up. Best wishes- Marianne More

Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

...but no bagel dogs? That's messed up. Everything else is top-notch. Good selection of bagel flavors, but do they carry salt bagels?

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Marianne B, Owner at Bagel Mainea, responded to this review

Hi outofbutter- Sorry about the lack of bagel dogs- as we boil bagels it makes it a little messy to get all the hot dog grease in the kettle!~ Try a breakfast sandwich with Taylor Ham and it might help that hot dog craving - We do carry salt bagels, until the periodic days in which someone comes in and... More

Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This is a small place that epitomizes the best qualities of the american delis. I mean, the restaurant itself with its deco is just like you see in the movies, where the passers by stop from home to work or to hunting, fishing, or the moto riders in their way to anywhere, for having a bagel, cafe or a sandwich.... More

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Augusta, Maine
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

Start with bagels like you'd buy in Brooklyn. Add great staff, good music, and a nice sunroom. The best place for a snack or lunch with friends or just you're tablet...good WiFi too.

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chelsea,me
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333 reviews 333 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

weekend treat ,wife and I love to go to bagel mainea on weekends . it's hard to find a good boiled bagel in Maine this place does it right . cream cheese flavors are out of this world . service is great even when they are full .stop in you'll love it.

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Alfred, Maine
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I try to time my trip south on Sunday to arrive in Augusta before Bagel Mainea closes. These are the best bagels in Augusta, probably all of Central Maine. I call ahead, have them fill a bag with a baker's dozen of fresh bagels (many varieties). My grandchildren love them.

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Nantes, France
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147 reviews 147 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Great choice of bagels, fillings, and toppings. Excellent choice of Green Mountain Roast coffee (hazelnut is my favourite) and friendly service. A home run.

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Marianne B, Owner at Bagel Mainea, responded to this review

Hi qppstudio! Thanks for the great review - we'll always try and earn your desire to stop by with the best food we can offer. We appreciate your shout out to the Tripadvisor community! Best Wishes- Marianne More

mmalinowski
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

They make the best bagels you can imagine and if you like olive cream cheese, you should try it out. The sandwiches are huge, fresh and can be altered any which way you want. Our office orders bagels from Bagel Mania every other week and we are never disappointed! Excellent job and fun food! Enjoy!

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