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Friars' Bakehouse

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21 Central St, Bangor, ME 04401-5105
8:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Tue - Thu 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
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Bangor, Maine
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Friars take the cake--lunch here is an outstanding presentation of, well, whatever they've decided is lunch today! This is not only great food but a great time as there is nothing like them in Bangor.

Thank JPR4711
Bangor, Maine
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Large portions of fresh bread, big bowls of soup, giant sandwiches. The best grilled cheese and tomato ever. I don't do the sweet treats but my colleagues love (!) them. Often seasonal items (stollen, hot cross buns,) ethnic and holiday explorations (donair, sopa da lima, cassoulet, etc.) They can seat 20 at family style tables. No cell phones! No Air... More 

Thank alison522016
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

This is a great little 'food-away'! The food is homemade and yummy! It is a small eatery so it does not have a huge menu, but be sure that everything they do have is worth the visit. The best food item they have to offer is the Whoopie Pies--they are delicious!!

1 Thank Maineluvvactions
Bangor, Maine
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

small, but comfortable setting---great food for a reasonable price and the brothers could not be nicer and funnier. It's a great lunch experience, for a lot of reasons. Don't leave until you have had a whoopie pie!

1 Thank Terence H
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

Always homemade fresh from the oven bread and lunches. It's a small place so come early. There is always a line but quick service.

1 Thank Karen J
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

This is a bakery that sells lunch, so do not expect a full-fledged restaurant. Lunch and baked goods are really good, the portions generous, and the Friars are nice guys. Down to Earth place.

1 Thank John H
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64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

Great place to go for a quiet relaxing cup of coffee and Danish. Best part of the atmosphere is their no cell phones allowed policy. Coffee is fresh and hot and their muffins are superb.

1 Thank William C
Bangor, Maine
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

A friendly spot to take a break or have a pleasant lunch. Their anadama bread is my favorite! The friars are great people. I enjoy the "God bless" as I leave. Where else can you get consistently good food and blessings!

Brewer, Maine
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1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

The two Friars always have the tastiest comfort food in town. The portions are huge, so my husband and I usually share a meal and share a table with some people we don't know. There is a very limited menu, but you see others eating, it's easy to choose something delicious. The pastries are outstanding. I love the Whoopie Pies... More 

1 Thank Wiley1cat
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

Delicious food prepared daily by the friars. Offers generous serving size and friendly, fast service. Unique place for sure as menu changes daily. Meeting area is small and usually sit with other diners. Offers for friendly conversation with locals. A great place to try out if your downtown and want to try something different.

1 Thank Randy M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:30 am - 2:00 pm
8:30 am - 2:00 pm
8:30 am - 2:00 pm
8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Central St, Bangor, ME 04401-5105
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Bangor
  • Phone Number: 207-947-3770
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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