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Friars' Bakehouse - CLOSED

21 Central St, Bangor, ME 04401-5105
+1 207-947-3770
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good22%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (54 reviews)
“whoopie pie” (19 reviews)
“soups” (20 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
21 Central St, Bangor, ME 04401-5105
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

It is such a neat experience to go into the bakehouse and see two monks working this shop, in traditional monk clothing. One of the monk's was nice, the other... a little pushy and in a hurry though there was no one in line and...More

Thank luv2laflissa
Reviewed 3 February 2018

Do not be distracted by the fact that this restaurant/bakery is run by Franciscan Friars....enjoy it! The Brothers are wonderful to talk to, their food is EXQUISITE, and the prices are very reasonable! My family and I try to visit this restaurant as often as...More

Thank chexcentaur
Reviewed 15 January 2018

This cash-only place offers great bread, tasty soups and other comfort food prepared and served by monks. There are only a few tables and you might be asked to share one with other diners, but that is fine because walking into this place just cheers...More

Thank Terrapin57
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

See photo, enough said? Remember the Seinfeld soup kitchen and no soup for you? Well this place is soup for you! A limited soup and sandwich spot however all are generous in proportion. There are of course religious overtones but the magazine rack is filled...More

Thank Randy J
Reviewed 20 October 2017

The two friars are personable, friendly, and attentive. One sandwich is usually enough for two persons. The soups are great. Recently had a tasty fish chowder accompanied with three pieces of molasses flavoured bread. Great!

Thank Ludwig B
Reviewed 3 October 2017

I have never been disappointed in anything I ordered here. Large servings of excellent food and freshly baked bread. If you like large lobster rolls this is the place to go. tons of lobster on a fresh sub roll and lettuce. You add your own...More

Thank farreg2016
Reviewed 8 September 2017

If you have lunch at their plain but warmly welcoming and peaceably comforting tables, don't be at all surprised if you end up bringing the left-overs home for dinner. The Friars Bakehouse offers a variety of plain but appetizing choices for lunch. Old favourites like...More

2  Thank Philip R
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

We got a sticky bun and the Vietnamese sandwich and it was ooo so wonderful. It was like the best party ever in my mouth!! Love it!! Can't wait to have it again. Yummy!!

Thank Tonie C
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

We stopped here after having a bagel at another venue and, man did we make a mistake. We should've eaten here. We did get a loaf of bread to go along with a couple cookies. The bread was spectacular. I will definitely stop here again...More

Thank 57RRoberts
Reviewed 11 August 2017

There were four of us today. We ordered two chicken caesar salads; one chicken salad sandwich and then one vietnamese sandwich special. The salads were good, loaded with meat. The chicken salad sandwich was bland, and appeared as though it had only mayonnaise in it...More

Thank AnoukPDX
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Restaurant Details

Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:30 am - 2:00 pm
8:30 am - 2:00 pm
8:30 am - 2:00 pm
8:30 am - 1:30 pm
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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