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Friars' Bakehouse

21 Central St, Bangor, ME 04401-5105
+1 207-947-3770
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good21%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (52 reviews)
“whoopie pies” (54 reviews)
“sandwiches” (21 reviews)
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21 Central St, Bangor, ME 04401-5105
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Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Got a couple of loafs of bread. Very good but way over priced. The guy that waited on us seemed mad but they say they are not cell phone savy.

Thank Tamster1958
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Absolutely recommend. I've been a regular here for quite some time, and it never disappoints. The prices are totally reasonably, menu is limited but SPECTACULAR. By far the best grilled cheese I have ever had. Hours are limited, so check before you go.

Thank Ryan W
Reviewed 8 February 2017

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...More

1  Thank whsy82seattle
Reviewed 8 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!

2  Thank Carolyn H
Reviewed 20 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...More

1  Thank 3,003
Reviewed 25 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
Reviewed 14 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....More

Thank Patricia B
Reviewed 9 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...More

1  Thank Carol J
Reviewed 9 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!

2  Thank Kevin M
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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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