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“Best Place in Castine!”
Review of Markel's Bakehouse

Markel's Bakehouse
Ranked #1 of 1 Dessert in Castine
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: American
Description: 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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Description: 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.
Reviewed July 10, 2015

Large variety of homemade soups, sandwiches, casseroles, salads, baked goods, etc... Meatloaf and chicken pot pie were a great option on a cool day, along with the soups, including the best haddock chowder you could get! Service is as outstanding as the food! A gem that I wish was in my hometown. I will miss going, almost daily, on my three week visit.

1  Thank Sue B
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Reviewed July 7, 2015

We stopped in here for a coffee and ended up getting lunch as well. They have lots of yummy (looking) baked goods and offer delicious sandwiches. Great outside porch overlooking the water.

2  Thank Susan W
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Reviewed July 1, 2015

Market's food is wonderful - healthy, fresh sandwiches, great soup, homemade baked desserts beyond compare. The service is incomparable, from the friendly greeting upon entering to the wait staff to the checkout (honor system) at the end. We eat here several times during our week in Castine. Perfect breakfast and delightful lunches.

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1  Thank JenniferW5143
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Reviewed June 27, 2015

Lots of yummy, unusual choices! Had a salmon and goat cheese quiche, cauliflower and mushroom cream soup. Fun sitting outdoors.

1  Thank Beachfan48
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Reviewed June 9, 2015 via mobile

So happy we came here.
Just plain delicious.

The chicken pot pie was excellent and the desserts to die for.

A great reason to visit Castine!

1  Thank Mindy W
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