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Review of Friars' Bakehouse

Friars' Bakehouse
Ranked #21 of 187 Restaurants in Bangor
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, 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 July 4, 2013 via mobile

I really like my lobster roll. My teenage boys were not thrilled with their grilled cheese. I think you have to understand this is not a big chain restaurant so the menu is limited. If you have picky eaters this place may not be for you.

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Reviewed July 3, 2013

We were traveling through Maine to Moncton, NB and we thought we wanted to stop in Bar Harbor for lunch (and a good lobster roll), but when the GPS told us how much time we'd add to our trip, I checked trip advisor for eateries in Bangor and found this one. We altered our route and stopped here instead. So glad we did!!!!!!!!!!! It's a small place and the menu selection is just enough - a soup, a short listing of sandwiches, and the lobster rolls. You can't eat a bowl of soup with a sandwich - their portions are too big and they don't serve a cup of soup. The food is good, but the biggest attraction - to us - was that it is actually run by Friars - at least that's what the locals sitting next to us said and the men looked the part.. The tables are long and encourage patrons to sit with one another and the no cell phone rule encourages conversation. The restaurant decor is simple but intriguing...a sign is posted that reads "No Credit, No Cell Phones, No Attitude" - and from what we heard they are very serious about the cell phones, too - so don't get caught speaking on one :-). The Friars sounded like they have a lot of fun there interacting with the patrons - we certainly enjoyed them. We ordered three sandwiches, 2 lobster rolls and a roast beef and one cup of coffee. There are pitchers of water on the tables along with plastic glasses, and each sandwich comes with cole slaw and potato chips. The total cost of our meal was $41, so I don't think it's inexpensive (although the lobster rolls were huge!), but it was worth every penny - a great lunch stop.

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Reviewed June 16, 2013 via mobile

Holy lobster roll...dare to find one better.. staff pleasant and friendly..we went twice.. yummm. Blt was awesome as well.. wish they had one of these in Toronto

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Reviewed June 5, 2013

We were in Bangor around lunch time one day last week and decided to try Friars' Bakehouse. There were only a couple of open seats, and we were on our way to the airport, so we decided to get ours to go. Two of us had soup and one had the grilled ham and cheese. We all tried the whoopie pies. Everything was delicious. The soup was perfect on such a cold, rainy day. The sandwich was huge and perfectly grilled. The whoopie pies were definitely the best we tried while in Maine. It all seemed like good portions for the money, too. I would absolutely come back if I'm in the area again--if I can get there during those funny hours of business!

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Reviewed May 28, 2013

Love going to the Friars Bakehouse whenever I am in Bangor Maine. The food and coffee is excellent and the brothers are wonderful! I love the coconut macaroons!

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