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Smithsonian Cafe and Chowderhouse

1 Roundhouse Plz, Northampton, MA 01060-3545
+1 413-727-3318
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“lunch” (5 reviews)
“chowder” (9 reviews)
“cupcakes” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
1 Roundhouse Plz, Northampton, MA 01060-3545
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great little place!! My wife and I were enticed when we read that this little gem offered popovers!! Our visit there offered us more than just those though.... Their grilled cheese sandwiches are to die for!! I had mine on thick toasted wheat...More

Thank Michelle W
Reviewed 12 July 2018

Went with mother when i was doing chores with mom have good sandwiches and soup good atmosphere and nice view

Thank Marie C
Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

I’d go back to this cafe in a heartbeat! Delicious seafood chowder and Popeye grilled sandwich. Don’t miss this place if you are in Northampton looking for great food in a casual setting.

Thank AccidentalTraveler99
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

I suspect this place is run on a shoe-string as the dining area is barely decorated and looked run-down. The radio in the corner was not tuned properly so had static. Counter service was friendly but why do these places always include suggested tips when...More

Thank Konrad V
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
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Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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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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