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Housatonic Cafe

#16 of 31 Restaurants in Lee
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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114 Housatonic St, Lee, MA 01238-1307
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch on our trip to upstate NY and found a piece of paper taped to the front window. Taking daughter to CO for college and then taking a vacation. Closed for the foreseeable future. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Thank Patricia H
iceman114, Owner at Housatonic Cafe, responded to this review

Patricia, I am a bit baffled. I left a voicemail message on my phone line and a note on my door, both informing patrons that I was taking a much deserved vacation to bring my daughter to college in Colorado. How does that warrant 2 stars? Am I not supposed to ever take a vacation? Does work come before family... More 

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11 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

I have never been in such a disorganized, angry place. The young woman at the counter was pleasant enough, but she was doing 5 things at the same time - all during a single transaction. She would leave the customer halfway through an order to deliver a sandwich elsewhere, or wipe a table, or go talk to the kitchen. We... More 

Thank Jacarly14
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

That's my second time visiting this sandwich shop. First time I tried laying impression I have to say it was beyond my expectation. The bread was toasted, boar's head turkey was excellent. I came back again just for the sandwich that's how delicious it was. Staff very friendly, eager to make your experience pleasurable. Over all great place to visit.... More 

Thank Tai R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

We stopped for lunch. 4 people $45. 4 sandwiches with 4 drinks. The wait was long considering there were only 4 other customers. Food quality was great, but it didn't wow for the price.

Thank Amanda W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

If you are in a hurry their sign says go somewhere else. They are not kidding! Sandwiches are made to order using Boars Head deli. Although a little high priced, the quality is good. Sandwiches come with a pickle spear. Chips extra. They also have chowder salads and take out meat by the pound. Two sandwiches and one drink almost... More 

Thank Edward and Kare... L
Lee, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

for the quantity and quality not worth the stop and cost is not worth it either.maybe caught them on a bad day not sure but dont put down other establishments to promote your own and have the same quality as the ones that are cheaper and have better food

Thank Raybo15
Tolland, Connecticut
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150 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

As we departed the Mass Pike on our way to Tanglewood we found this Cafe/Deli right off the exit. We stopped, got in line and placed our order with the friendly staff - noting that we were on our way to Tanglewood. Within less than 10 minutes (there were others before us) we received our brown bags with a High... More 

Thank Ann622
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Hours on their google site say 11-6. Went at 4 and they were closed. Guy came out and asked us if we were looking for food and said they closed early. Weird place.

Thank jksmithdc
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60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016

This has got to be my most favorite sandwich shop! And I do have a few to choose from, being in western Massachusetts. The owner is personable, and guaranteed to steer you right (if you can't decide). From coffee, to Italian ice, or just great sandwiches, this is a great comfortable spot to just sit back and enjoy. The first... More 

Thank Zyniker
Atkinson, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016

We were staying at a hotel nearby and wanted to grab something to-go to take to Tanglewood with us. The gourmet sandwiches were pricey, but worth it. Boars Head meats, fresh veggies, artisan rolls and breads. Delicious.

Thank vacationer29731

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $15
American, Soups, Cafe
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 114 Housatonic St, Lee, MA 01238-1307
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Berkshires  >  Lee
  • Phone Number: 413-243-6600

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