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The Brass Buckle

Mexican, American, Southwestern, International
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204 Main Street, corner of Chapman, Greenfield, MA
413-475-3268
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Seating, Takeout
Good for: Families with children
Description: Fantastic new venture run by J.D. Hairston, mad-scientist/cook and...
Fantastic new venture run by J.D. Hairston, mad-scientist/cook and partner-in-crime Anika Balaconis. The menu offers Tex-Mex-like cookin' with a variety of tacos (including the delicate and hand-corned "lengua" tongue and beef tacos) with an incredible array of toppings from pickled onions and jalapenos to flavored sour creams, goat cheeses and more. From a saltcod po'boy to the best grits n' eggs this side of the Mississippi -- homemade nut brittles and "cherry pie cookies" -- this cafe is tailoring itself to the tastes of the community and creating a wonderfully welcoming place with an interesting and diverse menu for all to enjoy. The Vegie Melt is to die for!
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Funky Coffee House

Rather eclectic pictures on the wall of the coffee house. Space ships, cowboys, lighthouses, robots...........the crowd is a mix as well. Very comfortable and the coffee was great. The sandwiches are very good as well. Good prices

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Peter R
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Monument Beach, Massachusetts, United States
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Monument Beach, Massachusetts, United States
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307 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rather eclectic pictures on the wall of the coffee house. Space ships, cowboys, lighthouses, robots...........the crowd is a mix as well. Very comfortable and the coffee was great. The sandwiches are very good as well. Good prices

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Thank Peter R
Plainville, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Food allergies can be daunting. My daughter has sever allergies to dairy, eggs, wheat, oats, tree nuts, peanuts, legumes, sesame, raspberries & blackberries. At the Brass Buckle she can order right off the menu! Her favorites are porkbelly with kimchi, and potato garlic tacos. They also have many options for vegitarians which can also be a challenge. The food is... More 

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Thank Donna A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

This place was recommended by a local.Order up front, pick up your food and bus your table.Interesting eclectic menu featuring local sources.Had a pulled pork sandwich on a fresh made biscuit.Very good as was the fresh brewed coffee.Would definetly return when in this area again.

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Thank cipp
Mass.
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102 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Creative menu. Tamales & tacos for brunch, biscuits & gravy, ham & eggs. What could be better on a sunny winter Sunday.

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Thank NorthShoreBob
Deerfield, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

The chai tea and juevos rancheros here are out of this world! I was also introduced to the delectable lemon squares and always bring one home to my husband!

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Thank RachDH51
New York
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86 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Based on my personal experience, rating this a three is an act of kindness. We arrived on a Monday morning around 9 am and it was quiet. A very casual place. You order at the counter and pick up food when ready. Bus your own tables. My daughter ordered juevos rancheros and that was fine. I ordered an egg, cheese... More 

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Thank Susan10536
W. Mass.
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

I had time to kill between getting my drivers license renewed and an eye doctor appointment so we stopped for lunch at the Brass Buckle. This is an order at the counter and bus your dishes place, and that keeps prices down. The corn beef hash was as good as others noted. Good coffee, both hot and iced. Sad to... More 

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Thank W_Mass_OutdoorGirl
boston,ma.
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69 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Sometimes you go out to eat and, on rare occasions, EVERYthing is wonderful. You walk out of the restaurant and you're just glowing. Other times, it's more hit or miss. But even at those places, there can be one dish that really stands up and wows you; you refer back to it afterwards, you may seek to recreate it in... More 

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Thank opinionatedchef
Turners Falls, MA
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

Love the selection, not your average menu. Has a SW flair, everything tastes fresh, and staff is always very friendly. Comfortable environment to boot.

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Thank Wmassss
West Boylston, Massachusetts, United States
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

We were hungry and cranky this rainy July 4th in need of comforting, not fussy, but creatively prepared food. The Brass Buckle sits on a corner lot, with full windows, so the happy customers were in plain view. With counter service and folkie decor, and people, this place reminds me of the Harvard Square eateries of my 60's youth. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 204 Main Street, corner of Chapman, Greenfield, MA
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Greenfield
  • Phone Number: 413-475-3268

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, American, Southwestern, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Fantastic new venture run by J.D. Hairston, mad-scientist/cook and partner-in-crime Anika Balaconis. The menu offers Tex-Mex-like cookin' with a variety of tacos (including the delicate and hand-corned "lengua" tongue and beef tacos) with an incredible array of toppings from pickled onions and jalapenos to flavored sour creams, goat cheeses and more. From a saltcod po'boy to the best grits n' eggs this side of the Mississippi -- homemade nut brittles and "cherry pie cookies" -- this cafe is tailoring itself to the tastes of the community and creating a wonderfully welcoming place with an interesting and diverse menu for all to enjoy. The Vegie Melt is to die for!
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?