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Housatonic Cafe

#13 of 32 Restaurants in Lee
Certificate of Excellence
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114 Housatonic St., Lee, MA 01238
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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118 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Amelia Island, FL
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for lunch while passing though Massachusetts, 2 adults, 2 kids. Very few options at this exit and it looked nice so we have it a try. I was 3rd in line to order and it took 20 mins just to order. After I ordered and paid for 4 sandwiches I was told it would be at least... More 

Thank Floridamu54
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Food was very good, but the value was not ... service was slow and food was very blandly placed on a white paper plate ... if you are charging $9 for a panini sandwich, at least include a pickle spear and a few chips (charged $1 for the bag - just annoying) ... 1 sandwich, 1 cup of chowder, bag... More 

Thank Rick B
iceman114, Owner at Housatonic Cafe, responded to this review

Rick, Fairly simple - it is customers like you that will drive me from this business. You come into a Cafe that is clean from front to back (good luck finding a place with a kitchen as clean as mine - that costs money and is why most places could care less about cleanliness - it does not generate revenue,... More 

West Suffield, Connecticut
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

The food was decent, but the service was terrible. We waited ten minutes to place our order (no one else was waiting), our order came out incorrectly (no apology and the man asked if I'd eat the sandwich as is), the replacement sandwich took so long to make that I had to take it to go, and the food was... More 

Thank Tara92287
iceman114, Owner at Housatonic Cafe, responded to this review

Tara, I remember your visit well. I had about 12 sandwiches in the que at the time that you were at the cash register. You waited at the register for 10 minutes to place your order, per your review, because we were working on the 12 sandwiches in the que. The 10 minutes you waited to place your order did... More 

Edmond, OK
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Very small and casual restaurant. They have Boar's Head meats which are always good. The sandwiches are huge and very fresh with a variety of breads. Clam chowder is homemade and is one of the best we have ever had. Boulder chips are a plus.

Thank jcburdick3

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $15
American, Soups, Cafe
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
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
  • 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?