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Friars' Bakehouse

21 Central St, Bangor, ME 04401-5105
207-947-3770
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Ranked #1 of 160 Restaurants in Bangor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout
Description: Friars' Bakehouse is a small bakery smack in the downtown of Bangor, Maine. It is operated by the Franciscan Brothers of St. Elizabeth of Hungary. The baking brother is a master at his craft. Due to the fact that the establishment has only one baker and all of the baked goods are artisan, you will not find the variety that is available at larger thaw and bake bakeries. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday from 8:30 a. m. until 2:00 p. m. When the shop is closed, Friars' breads are available at the Fairmount Market on Hammond St.Friars' Brewhouse is a adjunct to but, separate from the bakery. The baker has branched out and is now creating artisan beers in the same manner that he creates breads and pastries. The actual Brewhouse is located on the 34 acre grounds of St. Elizabeth Monastery perched on the side of Orcutt Mountain in lovely Bucksport, Maine. NO BEER IS SOLD OUT OF THE FRIARS' BAKEHOUSE! We have teamed up with Bangor Wine and Cheese Co. on Hammond Street. All of our fine brews are available there on a regular basis. Stop in at the Bangor Wine and Cheese an say, "Hello!" to Eric and Christine.
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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This restaurant is a treasure. We haven't had such good food, made with quality ingredients and served with love since we left home! Wish we had bought bread, and other baked items to take home. We were traveling through Bangor and ate lunch here. We had chili mac and cornbread which were delicious. We saw others eating pizza or sandwiches... More

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Orlando, Florida
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Stopped in while visiting Bangor and absolutely was blown away. Had to run to an ATM to get cash, but it was worth it. The pot pie was fantastic, and the whoopie pies to die for. Loved the family seating. We will return every time we come to Bangor.

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Bangor, Maine
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

They have some of the best breads around. Their meals are delicious. And if you are lucky enough to get a chance to try any of their home-brewed beers, particularly their Whoopie Pie Ale, you are in for a treat! A must try if you're in Downtown Bangor. Oh, and their actual Whoopie Pies are the best I've ever had,... More

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Ashburn, Virginia
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104 reviews 104 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Had to why this place was rated so high. Bread was very good, especially, considering there are so few artisan bread bakers in cities like. Bangor. Certainly not an upscale restaurant, but a very good choice for a sandwich downtown. We ate well. One soup, two sandwiches, and a bag of whoopsie pies -- about $20. The whoopsie pies are... More

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Brewer, Maine
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I love their food! The donairs are delicious, as are all of their food offerings, including soups, stews, and chowders. All the bread is made from scratch. And the desserts? The best -- especially the whoopie pies. The Friars are super nice and make everyone feel welcomed and loved. That's right, loved! Where else, other than your own mother's house,... More

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East Hartford, Connecticut
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We dropped in at 8:30 for sweet rolls and coffee before heading out for New Brunswick. Strong great wake you up coffee. The blueberry muffin held me until our 2pm lunch. My husband made it through half a (warmed up) cinnamon roll before admitting defeat and saving it for later. Worth a stop.

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Bristol, Connecticut
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Their oatmeal and almond and their anadama bread is to die for. I sliced each into thick slabs and made the most incredible french toast ever!! Try their lobster rolls - very fresh and very tasty. Their Mac and Cheese is very good also. Just an exceptionally charming eatery made even more special by the presence of the brothers themselves.... More

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Halifax, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Went for lunch and had a very yummy meatloaf sandwich , delicious, 3 large pieces of tasty meatloaf on homemade sandwich bread. Enjoyed every bite, although I didn't think I would be able to finish it..I enjoyed it to the last bite! We also had a pizza , and grilled ham and cheeze, everyone enjoyed the atmosphere ..no pics to... More

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Bangor, Maine
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Very quaint little place and the Brothers really know how to make good food for very reasonable prices -- the breads are amazing. The place is tiny but feels very "zen" and you are always, always made to feel welcome. Don't be put off by the size -- the soups and breads are just yummy!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Good homemade sandwiches and soups, excellent bread, welcoming and warm smiles of brothers - whenever I come to Maine, I come here. This place is a gem.

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Address: 21 Central St, Bangor, ME 04401-5105
Phone Number: 207-947-3770
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Bangor

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