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Friars' Bakehouse

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21 Central St, Bangor, ME 04401-5105
+1 207-947-3770
Tue - Thu 08:30 - 14:00
Fri 08:30 - 13:30
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Two Franciscan brothers run a restaurant. It has a short menu list, but the food and camaraderie is great. My wife had tomato bisque and a grilled cheese sandwich (which, on their bread, was amazing) and I loved my cassoulet. The coffee is free in February. The brothers are very amusing, remind me of Click and Clack (the Tappet brothers)... More 

Thank whsy82seattle
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

When in Bangor,Maine, don't forget to find Friar's Bakehouse. The family style lunch tables, the warm soup, and the home baked bread underscore the strong sense of community that Bangor offers. Love the Friar's kind service as well!

1 Thank Carolyn H
Fredericton, NB
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

We have tried to make it here for the past few years. Last week we finally made it for lunch. My wife and I truly enjoyed the experience. I had the adult happy meal. The soup was hot, tasty, and the portion far larger than I could manage. The toasted cheese sandwiches were good as well. My wife's chicken pot... More 

Thank 3003
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

The best baked bread around. Don't get caught using you cell phone. The brothers don't like that. The bread is a little pricey but worth it. Very kind men.

Thank Tamster1958
St. Albert, Canada
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72 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

My sister and I came here during our trip on a Thursday around lunch. This bakery has some restrictive hours but if you can make it in time they make it worth you while. Imagine my surprize when they were actually dressed like old-school friars. There were only Six items on the menu but it is also a bakery so... More 

Thank Patricia B
Plaster Rock, Canada
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29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

I just retired in June and have followed the Friars on Facebook for years. Because I was a teacher, I was never able to get here on the weekends we visited, so I was hoping that on this trip I would finally meet everyone and taste the great food. Unfortunately the baker was ill and the shop was closed. I... More 

Thank Carol J
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Best kept secret in the city. Great homemade foods including huge sandwiches and soup as well as homemade breads and desserts. Satisfaction guaranteed!

1 Thank Kevin M
Red Bank, New Jersey
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

My absolute favorite whoopee pie-I drive 50 miles each way once each year to get some. The bread and baked goods are exceptional quality. The sandwiches are filling and bargain. And the friars are always a pleasure to talk to.

1 Thank redbanker
Bangor, Maine
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

The friars are always upbeat and friendly. The homestyle food is very appetizing. This is a local favorite eatery.

Thank max w
Plattsburgh, New York
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Now I am someone who searches for great bakeries when I travel. To me there is nothing like a fresh baked goodie to make my day. I was excited to go here when I read the reviews, but then quite disappointed when I saw the selection and furthermore tasted what I bought. There were only a few items in the... More 

2 Thank Cruisingcoppertop

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:30 - 14:00
08:30 - 14:00
08:30 - 14:00
08:30 - 13:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Central St, Bangor, ME 04401-5105
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Bangor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-947-3770
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.

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