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Housatonic Cafe

114 Housatonic St. (Rt. 20), Lee, MA 01238
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Ranked #6 of 40 Restaurants in Lee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $15
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Cuisines: Ice Cream, Soups, Sandwiches
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Good for: Families with children
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English first
Schenectady, New York
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Fresh ingredients, delicious chowder, and adorable atmosphere. Avoid the chains and head here for a sandwich

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Hamburg, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

We stopped here because we didn't want a franchise chain restaurant while traveling through the area. The turkey sandwiches were really good quality, stacked high on fresh wheat bread with slices of tomato and cucumber. The owner made fresh drip coffee at our table and it was wonderful.

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upstate ny
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

stopped by here for lunch on our way to the Lee Premium Outlets. The New England clam chowder was out of this world. It was delicious, very flavorful. Also had the Wildcat Sandwich that was roast beef, cheese, roasted red peppers and horseradish spread. Amazing! The roast beef was the most tender non stringy beef I have ever had. Was... More 

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Had a nice hot sandwich on a dreary rainy day. Owner very friendly and helpful about bread options. Chibatta bread was great. We're not clam chowder fans and unfortunately it's the only soup they have. Would have liked another soup option.

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Dumfries, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

Great food with fresh bread and ingrediants. Downside, long wait for a sandwich. Owner was super nice. Worth the visit

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Yummy! We were greeted with a sample of cheese that was yummy followed a great sandwich with amazing bread and fresh ingredients. Going on a picnic? This is a great place to stop by for some sandwiches to go! We agree skip the chains-support the locals!

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Portland, Oregon
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184 reviews 184 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

You might have to wait a bit, because your sandwich is really made to order. So grab a cup of the chowder to eat while you wait. It is worth it. High quality makes it a bit more expensive, but you get what you pay for. Staff was friendly and helpful.

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western ma
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We both were going to the Lee outlets and wanted a quick bite to each. We noticed the Housatonic cafe and gave it a shot. The inside was very homey with relaxing country mountain music playing. We were met by the owner and ordered buffalo bill, and a roast beef, plus an all natural smoothie. The sandwiches were warm and... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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417 reviews 417 reviews
275 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The sandwiches are huge and the service very friendly all in a very cool, old house. Come hungry. You won't be disappointed.

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Litchfield, Connecticut
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

On a day trip to the outlets decided to keep driving and happened on this place for lunch. So glad we stopped here instead of lunching at the food court. Sandwiches were fresh and tasty, clam chowder was better than what we ate in Newport last week, and lemonade was fresh squeezed. Very clean, casual - eat in or on... More 

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Additional Information about Housatonic Cafe

Address: 114 Housatonic St. (Rt. 20), Lee, MA 01238
Phone Number: 413-243-6600
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Berkshires  >  Lee
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 9 - 15
Cuisine: Ice Cream, Soups, Sandwiches

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