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The Monterey General Store

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448 Main Rd, Monterey, MA 01245-9733 (Formerly The General Store)
+1 413-528-5900
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07:00 - 18:00
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Sun 07:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 18:00
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Westfield, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Read somewhere that this was a gem of a place. So today, on a lazy Saturday, we decided to make the 45-minute drive there for breakfast. We arrived after 11 a.m. and we're happy to find they were still serving breakfast. We placed our order at the front counter and then made our way to the back of the store... More 

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Somers, Connecticut
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

We bought some blueberry muffins and lemon squares at $3.50 a piece. The blueberry muffins were absolutely the worse blueberry muffins I've ever tasted. By far the worse muffins on planet earth. Nobody liked the muffins and for the first time no one finished a blueberry muffin. Then came the lemon squares mary mother of god how awful they tasted... More 

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Thank Augosto860
Nashua, New Hampshire
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Had excellent lunch (Smoked Salmon sandwich for my wife, Barley Vegetable soup for me. Nice atmosphere, lovely seating indoor area, interesting decor, friendly proprieter.

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1 Thank knick22016
Great Barrington, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

This is a great little find tucked into the mountain town of Monterey. Great food and atmosphere with plenty of baked goods, pies, ice cream and a fine selection of cheezes. This place is a treat!

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Thank Dcollins777
Connecticut
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112 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Happened upon the Monterey General Store on our way into the Berkshires. This quiet location, the pleasant local employees, a non-commercialized building also provided us with two tasty lunches. We nearly licked our plates clean. Sat on the deck, listening to the movement of the water and watching a hummingbird seek its lunch nearby.

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Thank HJayR
columbus, ohio
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78 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2016

We enjoyed a delicious lunch here, but especially liked browsing through the store's amazing collection of high-end groceries, locally produced baked goods, and amusing novelties. No junk here.

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Thank conwoman43
Memphis, Tennessee
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

Monterey General Store and Cafe in the quaint little village near Tyringham and Lee, Massachusetts is a great stop on a beautiful scenic mountain drive. I enjoyed a very excellent lunch of gazpacho soup in a lovely minature French tureen, with salmon lox sandwich. Best of all I could wash it down with a pot of hot tea. Something I... More 

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1 Thank LindaLou657
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2015

This general store has a very good lunch counter that runs to soups, salads and sandwiches, and also carries local products. A good place to stop for lunch; there's a lovely deck on the back, and the ambiance is nice, very unpretentious.

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Thank mcdoyle
Greenwich, Connecticut
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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2015

As my wife and I parked our car next to the church across the street, I was tentative. The owner of the Santarella recommended the General Store for breakfast and on the outside, the place was very unassuming. However, walking into the store, we were greeted with the aroma of freshly baked pies. The store is classically, yet modernly tastefully... More 

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Thank Joe B
Monterey, Massachusetts
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2015

Old timey with a hipster offering of foods. You can get some staples you may have forgotten, some coffee or tea or cold drinks, dine in or take out. Always an intriguing selection. The proprietor operated an excellent store/breakfast/lunch unit located in W Stockbridge; now we benefit from his not insignificant skills. I think the staff is very helpful and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$15
Cuisine
American, Soups, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Takeout, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 15:00
Monday
07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 18:00
Thursday
07:00 - 18:00
Friday
07:00 - 18:00
Saturday
07:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 448 Main Rd, Monterey, MA 01245-9733 (Formerly The General Store)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Berkshires  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 413-528-5900
Description
Re-opened with great fanfare in the Autumn of 2012, under the stewardship of veteran restaurateur Scott Edward Cole, The “New” Monterey General Store is happily serving the needs of the local community. As well, drawing visitors from near and far to experience its simple, rustic charms, and to partake in wholesome, house made foods derived from many local and nearby sources.At the Monterey General Store, you will find pantry staples, home made baked goods and pastries, breakfast and lunch offerings, specialty food items, meats and cheeses, housewares, and other curiosities.We are exceedingly proud to offer local maple syrup, honey, goat cheese, vegetables, and artisanal craft items all created by our friends and neighbors.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?