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Markel's Bakehouse

26 Water St, Castine, ME 04421-3018
+1 207-326-9510
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good23%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (24 reviews)
“quiche” (12 reviews)
“cookies” (10 reviews)
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26 Water St, Castine, ME 04421-3018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a lox sandwich and it was amazing. They have an extensive menu board, with tons of unique choices. Food came out promptly and place had a low key vibe to it.

Thank Emily P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You won’t miss this cute spot when walking in beautiful Castine. It has great food for all tastes, including a plethora for your sweet tooth. Go with a little time to enjoy the patio and the view.

Thank Tucker B
Reviewed August 19, 2018

Great breakfast and lunches start at Markels. Best all around breakfast and sandwich shop in town. But their menu goes way beyond breakfast and sandwiches but doesn’t serve fried sea food and lobster rolls. The owners are the local go to catering firm, so everything...More

1  Thank Rick P
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

The MarKel's Bakehouse advertising that I read said they served breakfast & brunch. I wanted breakfast so we went. They didn't serve eggs, but did have quiche, salads, pastries and sandwiches. The pastries looked so delicious they made my mouth water, but we used some...More

Thank Mike E
markelsbakehouse, Owner at Markel's Bakehouse, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2018

Hi Mike! Thank you for coming in and thank you for the feedback. Our breakfast to order (which includes homemade corned beef hash, home fries, omelets, eggs benedict, etc.) takes place from September through most of June. However, our busy summer business and catering schedule...More

Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

I got there early and picked from the scrumptious display of warm baked goods. Muffins with local blueberries, and buttery popovers.

Thank Aaron F
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Tasty and terrific food, casual seating and familiar friendliness. Very very crowded at lunch so breakfast is a better choice and the Quiches are divine!

Thank Gail G
Reviewed August 4, 2018

The food is very good, however, the employees seem very unhappy for some reason or another. The blueberry pie was one of the best desserts I've had in a while.

Thank Jackson S
Reviewed July 28, 2018

Markel's is open early with a fine array of fresh made breakfast choices. Their quiche is especially good! Enjoy a cup of fish chowder for lunch. The patio offers great views, very relaxing!

Thank Patgardener
Reviewed July 26, 2018

We needed breakfast treats and we got a variety of pastries.. each one was better than the one before. We cut them into small pieces so we could all try them... excellent..

Thank TeresaOH04102
Reviewed July 23, 2018

Well I have passed this place by for years because of the name but we tried it last Sunday after church and we are glad we did. Yes it is a bakery and they have a delightful selections of sweets and quiches but the also...More

Thank gashrink
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Water St, Castine, ME 04421-3018 (Formerly Bah's Bakehouse)
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Castine
  • Phone Number: +1 207-326-9510
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MarKel's Bakehouse (formerly Bah's) has been a landmark not to be missed in Castine. For over 20 years we have been well known as a unique, affordable spot to meet friends and take in the views of Castine Harbor from our deck while enjoying breakfast or lunch. Our bakehouse is known far and wide for its delicious breakfast pastries, quiche, gourmet sandwiches and casseroles, giant cookies, and amazing cakes and pies. We're also Castine's premier caterer, on or off premises, for groups from 4 to 400. The Watermark (in the downstairs of MarKel's), is MarKel's private dining room, event and catering center offering an eclectic menu with cutting edge cuisine, an extensive wine list, full bar and specialty cocktails. Available 7 days a week, The Watermark is the perfect spot to celebrate weddings, birthdays, graduations, or any special occasion. We also offer wine dinners and supper club events. Choose to sit by the wood-fired pizza oven or alfresco in the courtyard. Call for availability.
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