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“Bustling, fun, fresh, and tasty”
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 4, 2017

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!

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Thank Jenna L
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Reviewed June 19, 2017

We've been here 2+ days of our 7day visit and we've gone back twice. The first time was simply a lobster roll snack, but we enjoyed it and the clientele enough we came back for breakfast this AM. Super good food, made there and the dining room has always had open and interesting discussions between locals and visitors.

Thank Larry L
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Reviewed May 7, 2017

I have had lunch at Markel's Bakehouse a couple of times while attending events at nearby Maine Maritime Academy. Yesterday I stopped by with a number of family members following MMA graduation. We enjoyed sandwiches on baguettes and some of the delicious desserts available for customers. This restaurant, found in a one-time residential setting, has some interesting nooks and crannies to enjoy one's meal. There is a great sitting room complete with magazines for patrons to enjoy their morning coffee. The indoor seating area is well-lit and has several tables. There is also a deck that is great for enjoying a fine lunch on a nice day. The staff is friendly and helpful. It all makes for a great place to enjoy coffee, lunch, dessert, or conversation in this historic Maine coastal town.

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1  Thank Gary S
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Reviewed April 25, 2017

Very good food .Kelly and Mark are great hosts and bake up a storm and all the food is terrific.I am a frequent early morning visitor when I'm in town.

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1  Thank claring
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Reviewed March 23, 2017

Besides making chai latte on request (normally a coffee house but coffee is poison to me) and having great eats (ok, fatteningly sweet scones etc. and breakfast sandwiches ready to go) these great folks prepare and deliver meals to housebound friends! Great meals too!
Can't beat good neighbors!

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1  Thank Beenthardunthat
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