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Housatonic Cafe

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American, Sandwiches, Ice Cream, Soups
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114 Housatonic St. (Rt. 20), Lee, MA 01238
413-243-6600
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Today
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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Visitor rating
  • 27
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    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
Great lunch place

Fresh sandwiches with quality meats. Local fresh bread and handmade ice cream. Chided is delicious but the only type of soup served, I think. Sandwiches are a good size and ran about 8 or $9 each. Would def rec for its fresh sandwiches and very friendly owner. Pristine restrooms, too!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
jennydct
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Connecticut
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Good for:
  • Families with children
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Milford, Connecticut
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Very fresh ingredients but took a very long time to be served. I like that they use Boars Heads meats!

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Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

Fresh sandwiches with quality meats. Local fresh bread and handmade ice cream. Chided is delicious but the only type of soup served, I think. Sandwiches are a good size and ran about 8 or $9 each. Would def rec for its fresh sandwiches and very friendly owner. Pristine restrooms, too!

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Schenectady, New York
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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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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83 reviews 83 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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

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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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204 reviews 204 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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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, Ice Cream, 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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