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Bagel Mainea

190 Western Ave, Augusta, ME 04330-6125
207-626-5581
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Ranked #2 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.
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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
Downeast Maine
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This is another one of those very popular places because it offers a wide variety of fresh "made there" bagels and a great selection of sandwiches. A very busy place but they move you through quickly and you can eat in or take out. Their location makes them a popular lunch option for the local businesses and they have a... More

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

Hi, DownEastMe- Thanks so much for the great review! We do get very busy; we do try hard to get people their food - ans sometimes it takes us longer than we like, but we are always trying! Thanks for coming in when you're in town - Best Wishes, Marianne More

Rochester, NY
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Bagel Mainea is one of those places that I love to find while on business trips. Great food, unique atmosphere, very friendly people, and an excellent value. I will make my way back when I'm in the area again.

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

Hi, TooLongGone! I'm glad you have found us. Thanks for your upbeat and great review. We do have great local frinds and neighbors supporting us; I hope you felt part of our "family." Hope you get home soon! Best Wishes, Marianne More

southern NH
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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
10 helpful votes 10 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

Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
Top Contributor
341 reviews 341 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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