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Markel's Bakehouse

26 Water St, Castine, ME 04421-3018
+1 207-326-9510
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good24%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (18 reviews)
“cookies” (9 reviews)
“sandwich” (11 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 14:00All hours
Soups, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
26 Water St, Castine, ME 04421-3018
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1 - 10 of 77 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been here 2+ days of our 7day visit and we've gone back twice. The first time was simply a lobster roll snack, but we enjoyed it and the clientele enough we came back for breakfast this AM. Super good food, made there and the...More

Thank Larry L
Reviewed 7 May 2017

I have had lunch at Markel's Bakehouse a couple of times while attending events at nearby Maine Maritime Academy. Yesterday I stopped by with a number of family members following MMA graduation. We enjoyed sandwiches on baguettes and some of the delicious desserts available for...More

1  Thank Gary S
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Very good food .Kelly and Mark are great hosts and bake up a storm and all the food is terrific.I am a frequent early morning visitor when I'm in town.

1  Thank claring
Reviewed 23 March 2017

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...More

1  Thank Beenthardunthat
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,...More

1  Thank BarbaraandRalph
Reviewed 8 October 2016

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

2  Thank Jody H
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.

2  Thank CPLMBO
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.

1  Thank PKPISC
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.

1  Thank plefebvre2016
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...More

1  Thank Bbar2175
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
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
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
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
  • E-mail
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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