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Housatonic Cafe

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American, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Soups
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114 Housatonic St. (Rt. 20), Lee, MA 01238
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11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Takeout

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Nice lunch

2015-10-10 1230 had NE Clam Chowder and Tanglewood Turkey sandwich. Both were tasty. Grealunch.lunch after a short walk on the Appa

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 10, 2015
Austin, TX
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  • Families with children
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Austin, TX
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40 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

2015-10-10 1230 had NE Clam Chowder and Tanglewood Turkey sandwich. Both were tasty. Grealunch.lunch after a short walk on the Appa

Thank GKLott
New York City, New York
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469 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

I liked everything about this Deli particularly since I passed by a "Subway" earlier. Great service with the chance to "Build Your Own." Great dinning room too! Stop by when around.

Thank Mike N
Pompey, New York
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75 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

The food is out of this world! Their sandwiches are fresh and very tasty. I had the "Route 20" twice in 3 days! The blend of flavors on the sandwiches shows that someone has really taken their time to come up with just the right flavors to complement each other. The ingredients are top quality. They also have home made... More 

Thank MercsMiles
Springfield, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Fantastic sandwiches on locally baked bread! New England clam chowder is some the best I've ever had. Brought visitors from Chile who were bowled over!

Thank Sandy C
Slingerlands, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

On a Saturday afternoon after seeing a performance at Shakespeare & Co., my friend and I were looking for a place for some food while driving through Lee, Mass. Not familiar with the town, we pulled into the driveway of the Housatonic Cafe. It was a fortunate stroke of luck for us. We had excellent clam chowder and some very... More 

Thank ralphrahm
Winchendon, Massachusetts
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64 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Not a huge selection..,mostly sandwiches but that was fine by me...comfortable atmosphere with personable staff....only had clam chowder as we were having sandwiches later....it hit the spot! Cheery porch area for outside dining. Owner very nice and involved with patrons. Would be glad to go back.

1 Thank kdpezz
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159 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

En route from Boston to the Adirondacks, we searched out a few options and took a chance on this place. Just sandwiches and salads, but a welcome alternative to Popeyes and MacDonalds. Very nice seating inside and out!

Thank steventobolsky
WACO, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We saw this restaurant as we drove through this beautiful little town, and decided to stop. We were not disappointed! We had absolutely delicious sandwiches and courteous service! The restored historic home the restaurant is housed in is beautiful as well.

Thank Lisa A
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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74 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

After being in the car for about five hours, we were ready for a break and some good food. I had seen the reviews on TripAdvisor, so I knew they specialized in sandwiches and the New England Clam Chowder. I had to try the chowder, and it was as good as they claim it is! Nice, thick, rich, flavorful, and... More 

1 Thank mimififi
Ware, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

great deli, unique sandwiches with Boarshead meats and nice bread selection. eat outside on the porch or inside. clean bathroom.

Thank NorseArcher

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 114 Housatonic St. (Rt. 20), Lee, MA 01238
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Berkshires  >  Lee
  • Phone Number: 413-243-6600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 15
  • Cuisine: American, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


Open Hours
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?