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85 Ctr St, Lee, MA 01238-1501
(413) 243-9756
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Wow!

Love the old time feel - authentic. Excellent prices, delicious pancakes, eggs, French toast. Not sure how we haven't come here sooner as we have been coming up to Lee for 10 years! Even though it's a diner and really inexpensive I am giving it 5 stars because of how cool it is and how friendly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2015
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English first
NYC
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Love the old time feel - authentic. Excellent prices, delicious pancakes, eggs, French toast. Not sure how we haven't come here sooner as we have been coming up to Lee for 10 years! Even though it's a diner and really inexpensive I am giving it 5 stars because of how cool it is and how friendly the staff is and... More 

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South Easton, Massachusetts, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015 via mobile

My family and I come here every time we go to the berkshires. Old town diner (with the stools and counter), very comfy and cozy. Excellent breakfast)I always get the corned beef hash and eggs and am never disappointed). Giant portions and cheap prices. No complaints here. Just be aware, it is cash only, but they have an ATM machine... More 

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Wallingford, Connecticut, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

It is great to read the articles on the wall about Joe, this place has been open since the fifties. The breakfast was half the price as the same meal we had down the road and better!

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Short Hills
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The place was made famous by the Rockwell illustration showing a boy running away from home and the policeman and Joe trying to talk him out of it. This place looks like a hole in the wall, but they serve the best basic foot around. Service is lightening fast. Sit at the counter and within minutes you'll be chatting with... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

It's a diner. It has diner food. If you are a foodie with no appreciation of art history--just skip it. But just once while in town, you MUST eat here to see the counter used in the iconic painting. If none of this makes sense, just click on.

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Naugatuck, Connecticut
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108 reviews 108 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Tiny little dinner, with all the staples. We enjoyed our dinner very much. The broccoli was over cooked, so opt for a different veggie. Chicken and potatoes were delicious.I was told to ask which, made from scratch, pie Patty made because bets is the best. The locals friendly, service great. Went by the next day, the place was packed. I... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 via mobile

Joe's was recommended, however closed. Makes no sense to me that a restaurant would not want out of town business. Other dining options also closed in Lee that morning, should fix problem and be open for hungry travellers!

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Massachusetts
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This is not an imitation diner, it's original. Although the new owners replaced the 1950's counter a couple of years ago, there is still a lot of the old details in this place. For the past six years, we have gone there during our semi-annual trips to the area. Prices are very low and the food is decent. Many locals... More 

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Becket, Massachusetts, Usa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

New owners don't serve the same quality of food that the original owner, Joe Sorrentino served. Still a decent place to go for a quick breakfast.

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Glenmont
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64 reviews 64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We came here for lunch before traveling back home. The service was average. The food was pretty good. The atmosphere is nice and historical. The price is pretty reasonable. We will probably stop in again when traveling through.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 85 Ctr St, Lee, MA 01238-1501
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Berkshires  >  Lee
  • Phone Number: (413) 243-9756

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: American

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