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Markel's Bakehouse

26 Water St, Castine, ME 04421-3018
+1 207-326-9510
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good23%
  • Average1%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (18 reviews)
“quiche” (8 reviews)
“cookies” (9 reviews)
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Soups, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
26 Water St, Castine, ME 04421-3018
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Reviewed yesterday

We stumbled upon this quaint restaurant while waiting for our son to play football at MMA. As soon as we walked in, and saw all the baked goods, we knew we found a gem. Breakfast was delicious. The eggs benedict were perfect, and the Omelets...More

Thank willstwins
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went and had lunch today. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience, home wholesome food at its best. Very casual about this place nothing fancy and the service is so so but OK.

Thank thedove88
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Other's reviews led us to our most enjoyable lunch at MarKel's, so thank you TripAdvisor! The array of baked goods is challenging for deciding what to try, but try we did and everything was as wonderful as it looked. The other selections, from quiche to...More

Thank Winnie052010
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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Excellent breakfast pastrys and the make your own waffles are great for the kids to do. Great homemade quiches and lots of nice different salads. Very nice eating area outside

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Reviewed 11 August 2017

I preordered a birthday cake from Mark (the Mark in Markel). It was to be for my daughter in law's birthday dinner at our rental house in Castine. He suggested an 8" round lemon cake with lemon butter cream, lemon curd and blueberries. It was...More

Thank HudsonValleyMama
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Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Great chowder. Best so far in Maine. Everything is really fresh. People are friendly. Nice place to grab a bit and some dessert.

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Reviewed 3 August 2017

Markel's has the potential to be so much better. Starting from a chaotic ordering experience (we're sorry we dont know "the process" for how you pick the food, get your coffee, etc), the coffee was actually fairly average. We had much better free coffee at...More

1  Thank berkscanuck
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The food is unique and delish! The staff friendly. We never visit Castine without many visits to Markels!

Thank nhvacationers2017
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We stopped in here during a visit to Castine during our vacation on the Penobscot Peninsula. The help was cheerful, the baked goods excellent, and the coffee very good.

Thank JMLVermont
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

We came in the back way on the road that follows the bay so we had to go up the back stairs and find our way to the front counter, but it was worth the adventure. The food was as fresh as can be and...More

Thank YotaPwr
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Water St, Castine, ME 04421-3018 (Formerly Bah's Bakehouse)
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Castine
  • Phone Number: +1 207-326-9510
  • E-mail
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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