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Friars' Bakehouse

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” (51 reviews)
“whoopie pies” (55 reviews)
“bread” (63 reviews)
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21 Central St, Bangor, ME 04401-5105
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 7 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

1  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 30 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 10 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
Reviewed 15 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 15 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 7 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

2  Thank whsy82seattle
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!

2  Thank Carolyn H
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...More

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Restaurant Details

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