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Markel's Bakehouse

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26 Water St, Castine, ME 04421-3018 (Formerly Bah's Bakehouse)
+1 207-326-9510
07:00 - 14:00
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Castine, Maine, United States
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Besides making chai latte on request (normally a coffee house but coffee is poison to me) and having great eats (ok, fatteningly sweet scones etc. and breakfast sandwiches ready to go) these great folks prepare and deliver meals to housebound friends! Great meals too! Can't beat good neighbors!

Thank Beenthardunthat
Ellicott City, Maryland
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We came to Markel's Bakehouse for breakfast both days during our long weekend in the area. The menu is large, varied and interesting. The young lady working the counter was extremely friendly. It's impossible not to indulge in a sweet homemade breakfast treat or dessert, and there are many. During one of our visits, a local group of friends were... More 

Thank BarbaraandRalph
Augusta, Maine, United States
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Great food, great sandwiches and pastries. The orange chocolate scones were heavenly. Sit outside and enjoy the deck.

1 Thank Jody H
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

This is a happening place. Fresh baked goods and lots of yummy choices for meals, varied seating options inside and out, friendly and efficient staff. The atmosphere was warm and welcoming.

1 Thank CPLMBO
South Carolina
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We arrived 30 minutes after closing. Owner / staff graciously opened , prepared our lunch and allowed us to eat on their deck while they locked up. Excellent chile and chicken pot pie. Highly recommend.

Bonita Springs, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

... for breakfast! Friendly staff with over the top delicious food! You can order from a menu (on a chaulkboard) or select from wonderful quiches, pastries, etc.

Thank plefebvre2016
Shirley, New York
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60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Waiting on my hubby taking a class at Maine maritime I ventured to this lovely place for a solo breakfast. Two lovely ladies working behind the counter, great selection for breakfast and lunch, reasonably priced! Fantastic eggs Benny and hash! Oh and the mimosa huge and refreshing. Also outdoor seating with a water view.

Thank Bbar2175
Haymarket, Virginia
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121 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

This is a breakfast/lunch restaurant with delicious baked goods like muffins, scones, cookies, etc. They also serve unique sandwiches, wraps, salads, and quiche. Service is friendly and quick. The homemade baked items are as good as any I've tried. Recommended for a light meal or fir your morning coffee and croissant fix.

Thank tom m
Durham, Maine
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65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Meeting family for a day of sailing. Found you for coffee and a wonderful treat. Then, ordered lunch for the crew and it was wonderful. A beautiful day and wonderful food. Great atmosphere. The staff is very helpful and friendly. Don't miss it.

Thank frcdtag44
Bangor, Maine
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Nice deck with nice view of water very dog friendly. The turkey wrap was very good orange shortbread with imported chocolate cookie amazing.

Thank timdysart

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Soups, Cafe
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
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, 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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?