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Smithsonian Cafe and Chowderhouse

1 Roundhouse Plz, Northampton, MA 01060-3545
+1 413-727-3318
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“lunch” (5 reviews)
“chowder” (10 reviews)
“cupcakes” (7 reviews)
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Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
1 Roundhouse Plz, Northampton, MA 01060-3545
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

The soups and chowders are amazing. We did have some sandwiches, but they are not what you will remember from this place. The seafood chowder is where it's at!

Thank SingleBarrel
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

What a pleasant surprise as we turned off the road from a long drive from Stowe to NYC and found this gem. We slurped delicious soup- and the kids each had the best cupcakes they’ve ever had. It wasn’t easy for me to say no!...More

Thank Mike L
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

We stop in every fall on our way up north. They were very busy, lunchtime, and had just run out of clam chowder. The owners son said give me 20 minutes and I'll get another pot going. In between serving a long line of customers,...More

Thank Robert P
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

You would think New England would be the place for a great seafood restaurant and truth be told there are many. Unfortunately this is not one of them. I cannot remember a worse seafood meal although I have racked my brain trying. I can't think...More

Thank pwcins
Reviewed 29 June 2017

A friend and I were doing the I-91 Yarn Hop and just needed something quick for lunch. We saw the sign on the highway and said, let's try it. We will be back! We both had the clam chowder (thick, creamy, lots of clams), a...More

Thank GoJints
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Serves soups, popovers, salads and cupcakes. We had the seafood chowder (average) and cream of asparagus soup -- which was largely a gluey substance of some sort with a bits of asparagus in it (including five hard, chewy pieces I had to remove from my...More

Thank LindaC2O
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

Had lunch here last weekend. We both had soup (chowder and tomato) with a popover. The soup was delicious and the popover was steaming hot and so good with either butter or dipping it in the soup. The sandwiches sounded amazing so we will have...More

Thank Cttraveler66
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Great little place! Aimee, a very nice young woman was working and she suggested the seafood chowder their signature soup and a popover. It was really great chowder and the popover was giant and delicious! They had seven soups on hand and i had a...More

1  Thank tborawski
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Love their soups - of course! But what I REALLY love is their carrot cake cupcakes. I think I'm a carrot cake snob - and nothing beats them!

1  Thank Pierre R
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We decided on this beautiful fall day to take a ride to Northampton ma. We were hungry and this little place was highly recommended. It did not disappoint. A very hearty lunch for $8.95! A terrific grilled cheese (no skimping on the cheese!) a cup...More

1  Thank Nydcar
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  • Address: 1 Roundhouse Plz, Northampton, MA 01060-3545
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Hampshire County  >  Northampton
  • Phone Number: +1 413-727-3318
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