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552 College Hwy, Southwick, MA 01077-9821
413-569-3581
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A great local place

Great little local place for great burgers and ice cream! Great outside area for sitting, as well as an take out window. Ample parking. I recommend the Swiss burger. The Texas toast they serve their burgers on never get soggy, always crispy. Their french fries are super yummy and crispy. Always... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
smancini711
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Feeding Hills, Massachusetts
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Feeding Hills, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Great little local place for great burgers and ice cream! Great outside area for sitting, as well as an take out window. Ample parking. I recommend the Swiss burger. The Texas toast they serve their burgers on never get soggy, always crispy. Their french fries are super yummy and crispy. Always tastes very fresh. Reasonable prices as well. A definite... More 

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Enfield, Connecticut
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112 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This is an ok spot for a quick bite, but not a destination one has to return to again and again necessarily. Reminiscent of the old "Friendly's", without the old favorites.

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East Granby, CT
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The ice cream, of course. Sandwiches are adequate. Fries are good! Service is always excellent! It is a great place to bring children. Nice to sit outside on a sunny day.

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Southwick, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Since our teens were just toddlers we have enjoyed lunch, supper, or just going out for ice cream, year-round at the Summer House in Southwick. Chicken tenders for the little ones... great burgers and wraps for the teens. Their BLT, with curly fries a cup of chili, is my favorite meal there, I can't seem to order anything else for... More 

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Key Largo, Florida
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46 reviews 46 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I guess they have more than ice cream, but who cares... The ice cream is amazing, as evidenced by the long lines and the overflowing parking lot, even the big one out back. Try the rocky road, peanut butter cut. Better yet, try all of them. They are awesome!

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Agawam, Massachusetts
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

After a morning of running errands we stopped for lunch. Prices are inexpensive and the atmosphere is family and pet friendly. A great selection of ice cream flavors. Would recommend to anyone for lunch or a trip for ice cream

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Windsor, Connecticut
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53 reviews 53 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The first time I came here I was reminded of a more country-type Friendlys. My opinion was quickly changed. They have an absolutely refreshing wildberry sorbet (gluten and dairy free) and they offer Udi's gluten free products; which was pleasantly surprising. Their prices are fair and they have an abundance of outdoor seating.

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The Summer House is an icon in Southwick. Originally a Friendly's Ice Cream seasonal restaurant in the 70's, it was sold and became The Summer House sometime in the 1980's. The food at the Summer House started out seasonally but after the remodel in the 1990's, it's became an all-year round tradition. They offer the usually food, burgers, dogs, and... More 

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Granby, Connecticut, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Good burgers, grilled cheese and soft serve ice creme the kind of fare you would eat at a summer food stand. it has indoor seating and outdoor seating. You have to go up to the counter to be served and then you seat yourself.

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Massachusetts
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109 restaurant reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

The menu says they are a family restaurant with ice cream and more. They also advertise a taste of summer year round. Both are really true and all we can add is that everything we had from sandwiches to onion rings was delicious and very reasonably priced. Next time we will save room for ice cream.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 552 College Hwy, Southwick, MA 01077-9821
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Southwick
  • Phone Number: 413-569-3581
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?