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“So Nice!”
Review of Friars' Bakehouse

Friars' Bakehouse
Ranked #20 of 189 Restaurants in Bangor
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Takeout
Description: 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.
Reviewed 11 March 2014

My wife and I sought this place out specifically to buy the "whoopie pies" which get rave reviews on here, and we we not at all disappointed. They are really, really good. Had it not been for the fact that we had eaten a very late breakfast that day, and we were leaving town to come home at that time, we would have loved to have stayed for lunch. We will go back to eat there next time we are in Bangor. It is very quaint, and it's relaxed and seems kinda like a refuge, and not just because of the religious decor, but also because of the cell ph restrictions while in there (who doesn't want a respite from those?). The friars are very nice and they seem to be just about as genuine as one could ever hope a person could ever be. Don't let the religious aspect throw you off at all. It didn't for us, and I'm sure would n't for most. It is a very warm & welcoming atmosphere. Although we have only eaten one thing from there so far, I am certain that anything they make could only be equally as great. Their hours are a bit different & quite exact (to say the least lol), so see my pic regarding them.

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Reviewed 4 March 2014

I love going to this place. It is only open for lunch, but the portions are big AND yummy, and the service is quick. The menu is limited to 3 - 5 items each day, and they run out sometimes, but usually there is something that will fill the bill: grilled cheese on homemade bread, meatloaf, ham sandwich, tuna salad, fish chowder, chili, soups. The also sell fresh baked bread and bakery treats. Lunch is usually $4 - $6. I get the sandwiches to go and eat half and save the other for the next day. The friars are real.

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Reviewed 4 March 2014

There's always fresh bread, hot soups and stews, friendly Franciscan friars at this downtown lunch spot. Family-style seating. Wholesome and delicious food.

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Reviewed 18 February 2014

My children and I were looking for a new place to try in Bangor and we found this on trip advisor. We enjoyed a very nice lunch. There were 2 soups to choose from and 4 sandwiches. Reasonable prices, delicious food, and three kids were satisfied. What more could you ask for.

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Reviewed 9 February 2014 via mobile

Quality food at reasonable price. Usually take out given limited seating. I enjoyed the chicken pie which had a wonderful top crust. Will be a regular for sure.

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