After an unpleasant experience at another local restaurant, we landed at Markel's for lunch on our way through Castine. They have an extensive menu of gourmet soups, sandwiches, and salads in addition to beer, wine, and a full bar. The service style is casual and easy going, ordering is lunch counter style, however your food is delivered to your table and the staff is pleasant and accommodating. They have a nice patio and also offer special dinners on occasion. The baked goods looked amazing, though we were way too full to grab dessert. They were very busy, but the staff was fun and hardworking. The owner was great as well. We will look forward to returning the next time we are in the area!