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“Great sandwiches-with a smile and friendly conversation”
Review of Friars' Bakehouse

Friars' Bakehouse
Ranked #20 of 186 Restaurants in Bangor
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
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 August 8, 2013

Found this resturant based on reviews and they were spot on! The sandwiches were very tasty and huge. The bread they used was incredible, thick and so fresh. The proces cant be beat, under 18.00 for 3 sandwiches. We tried the grilled ham and cheese, the grilled cheese and the BLT. There is enough to have a second meal, the sandwiches were so big. The BLT had about 8 pieces of bacon on it, and were perfectly cooked. We also had to try the Whoopie pies, and they are SO worth it. They were very friendly and greeted us with a smile. We had a chat with one of the Friar's, about triathlons and running. He was was friendly and personable. Could have stayed there all afternoon chatting. Dont miss this place, we will be back!

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2  Thank Mary B
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Reviewed August 2, 2013

I read the review from TOYPRIBBLE. Not sure what their problem is, but if you have not tried Friar's Bakehouse, you're missing out on good food, good atmosphere and good people! They make their food, it isn't frozen and they only have 2 or 3 brother's working. It does get busy at lunch, so if you're looking to talk to Brother Ken, you might want to wait until the crowd is gone (or get there before the crowd starts at just before noon). This last visit to the Friar's Bakehouse I had a really great lobster roll! if I had room for desert I surely would have had one of there wonderful whoopie pies. Thank you Brother's for being a part of this great community! TOYPRIBBLE, maybe you'd be happier at MacDonald,s or Burger King.

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Reviewed July 30, 2013

...plus a whoopie pie and a big glass of milk. What's not to like? Trip Advisor says I need more characters, so I'll add this: my sister's BLT had at least seven strips of bacon on it. Yes, that's right. Seven.

1  Thank Jane B
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

Where do you take your visiting sisters for lunch when you want something different in the Bangor area? Somewhere that's not like anywhere else? Somewhere that has service with a smile--and a joke--and talk about triathlons (and falling off bikes into snowbanks)? A place where, yes, there are only three tables, and you can eat with and talk to people you probably have never met before? How about a place where the sandwich you order is so big, you have to wrap half of it up to take home, because you absolutely need to have a whoopie pie for dessert?

This is the place. We love the Friars. And one of my sisters took home a loaf of the honey almond oatmeat bread. I can't wait for the brewhouse to open.

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Reviewed July 28, 2013

Every time I've eaten at Friar's I've been welcomed with a warm smile while the hubbub of the day. The inexpensive quick service offers a limited, diverse & simple menu sure to delight any palate created with wholesome, fresh ingredients on-site. Furnished in the Shaker style, seating offers no frills but invites folks/parties to sit together in a friendly manner to share a bite/meal. It reminds me of my family gathering for a meal. Dining at Friar's always proves a pleasure and enjoyable experience sure to brighten any day. This sandwich/soup restaurant is awesome despite the occasional lines at lunchtime. Come check it out for yourself. It's well-worth it!

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Thank Mark N
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