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Markel's Bakehouse

26 Water St, Castine, ME 04421-3018
+1 207-326-9510
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good23%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (19 reviews)
“cookies” (9 reviews)
“sandwich” (11 reviews)
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Soups, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
26 Water St, Castine, ME 04421-3018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is unique and delish! The staff friendly. We never visit Castine without many visits to Markels!

Thank nhvacationers2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in here during a visit to Castine during our vacation on the Penobscot Peninsula. The help was cheerful, the baked goods excellent, and the coffee very good.

Thank JMLVermont
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came in the back way on the road that follows the bay so we had to go up the back stairs and find our way to the front counter, but it was worth the adventure. The food was as fresh as can be and...More

Thank YotaPwr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After an unpleasant experience at another local restaurant, we landed at Markel's for lunch on our way through Castine. They have an extensive menu of gourmet soups, sandwiches, and salads in addition to beer, wine, and a full bar. The service style is casual and...More

Thank mainecoastgal
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 26 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 22 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 9 October 2016

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

2  Thank Jody H
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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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, 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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