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“GREAT blueberry muffins”
Review of Friars' Bakehouse

Friars' Bakehouse
Ranked #19 of 186 Restaurants in Bangor
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, 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.
Reviewed December 17, 2012

We live in Trenton, Maine (near Bar Harbor) and whenever we head South we schedule a stop at Friar's for a cup of coffee and one of their delicious blueberry muffins. We have also been known to purchase a couple of loaves of bread for "hostess gifts" - which we nearly always get a chance to share - for friends in places we stop.

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Reviewed December 16, 2012

The Brothers are characters. Real Franciscans. Really do all the cooking and serving. The food servings are enourmous. The chat is always fun.

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Reviewed November 17, 2012

Stopped in for lunch based on the great reviews. The bread is amazing and whoopie pies did not dissapoint. Nest stop that we would have not tried otherwise - thanks

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Reviewed October 13, 2012

I used to live in Old Town, then moved away. Came back after five years to visit and the brothers remembered my name and my usual! Their tea is the best I've ever had, took a six pack of Whoopie Pies home to rave reviews from all who ate them, two were native Mainers, said they were the best Whoopie pies ever! Friendly, family-style seating, slow down and meet someone new or see old friends here. One of the warmest places, both with spirit and heat, I love how they actually have heat unlike many other drafty places around Main St. Let the professionals bake for you, they sure know what they are doing. Excellent beyond stars!!! Shelley.

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Reviewed September 27, 2012 via mobile

Actual chunks of lobster, not just a lobster flavored spread. The good friars treated us well. Yes, they were real Franciscan friars.

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