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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
413-243-6600
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11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
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

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  • 30
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Would go back!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
kdpezz
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Winchendon, Massachusetts
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  • Families with children
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Winchendon, Massachusetts
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61 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

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.

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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!

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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.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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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 

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Ware, Massachusetts
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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.

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Andover, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We waited a relatively long time for [Boars Head] deli sandwiches, whose contents were less than generous. The only complementary accompaniment available was a dill pickle spear. Chips were available for $1; no other sides, neither cole slaw nor potato salad, could be had. There were full sized salads for purchase. The sandwiches came as is: a bit dry.

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We stopped in here when on a long road trip. Tired of highway rest stop food we found this on Trip Advisor and decided to stop. It is just a minute off the Mass Pike so well worth taking the exit. We had the clam chowder, which was quite excellent, and freshly made deli sandwiches. The owner was very pleasant... More 

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

If you want to have the most unbelievable new England Clam chowder-Housatonic cafe is the place. It was incredibly delicious. The sandwiches were great also-with lots of meat and fresh bread. Christina was very pleasant, took our pictures and made sure that we had everything we needed. She even offered to give us a sample of the delicious gelato, although... More 

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Amsterdam
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Found this by accident while shopping at the curtain outlet. Quaint repurposed home with indoor and outdoor seating. Had the special sandwich of the day. Very tasty at a fair price, $20 for two with drink and tax. This is a good alternative to all the fast food joints one could choose from. Has both vegetarian and gluten free options.

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Delmar, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

After a couple of hours at the outlet mall, we wanted to grab some lunch before heading home. We found this cafe while driving into Lee on Route 20. It was a great find. The sandwiches were custom made and fresh. The service was quick (as opposed to another review) and the turkey was perfect for a summer afternoon. We... More 

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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
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?