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Title Category Address Description
The White Barn Inn Fine Dining

37 Beach Ave

Kennebunk, ME 04043

For Five Star dining I expected at least a little stuffiness, but it just isn’t what The White Barn Inn is about. It’s definitely luxurious, but it’s like a celebrity interview that leaves you thinking, “you know, that George Clooney is just an everyday guy.”
The Alvah Stone Fine Dining

440 Greenfield Rd

Montague, MA 01351

We had fond memories of The Night Kitchen when we left for California a couple years ago, but once we got back in December of 2014 we couldn’t remember the food so much as the absurdly perfect setting. We heard great things about the new tenant, The Alvah Stone, and were not disappointed on our first visit.
Mission Cantina Comfort Food

485 West St

Amherst, MA 01002

Mission Cantina is the epitome of charm: a great Mezcal selection, bitchin’ tacos, and Queso Fundido well worth the sucker punch to your coronary artery.
McCarthy’s Pub Comfort Food

5 E Walnut St

Belchertown, MA 01007

This bar couldn't be less pretentious and we love it. The draft selection always has one or two good craft beers mixed in with domestic barley-water like Bud Light. The food is far more than passable pub grub. The wings are excellent and the burgers are very good, and (almost more importantly) cooked exactly how you ordered them. If you like them bloody, they'll bring them to you that way. It's a great place to catch a quick bite, watch a game, or gamble away your life savings on Keno.
High Horse Good Draft Selection

24 N Pleasant St

Amherst, MA 01002

If you want unique pub food and excellent in-house beer we love High Horse in Amherst.
Flayvors Ice Cream

129 S Maple St

Hadley, MA 01035

Some of our favorite ice cream in the area. It's great for exotic flavors you might not have thought of before, things like asparagus (it's really good actually) and lemon cream. You can even walk over to the cows and thank them for providing you with such deliciousness. Another place they shine is in their fruit ice creams: raspberry, peach, black raspberry, and lemon. We're also particularly keen on "Sally's Coffee Grounds" which is Coffee meets Cookies and Cream.
Esselon Breakfast

99 Russell St

Hadley, MA 01035

Local Mapleline milk helps make this one of the best places to get a latte or dirty chai in the Valley. The molasses cookies are the best among several great pastry offerings. It's been a little hit or miss with us in the evenings, but overall it's solid. Most everything on the menu will have you leaving happy. The benedicts and challah french toast are reliably delicious for brunch, and the tuna salad is spot on even if the salad that comes with most sandwiches is a bit ho-hum.
Captain Jack’s Comfort Food

228 Northampton St

Easthampton, MA 01027

A no-frills greasy spoon run out of a shack on the side of Highway 10. We've made a few stops here hoping to have our minds blown, and while consistently good, so far our craniums are intact. That being said this place is adorable. There's plenty of outdoor seating, it's dog-friendly, and they keep the menu simple and serve you quickly. If they have specials (and they usually do) go for at least one of those. We've gotten some tasty corn dogs and deliciously buried hot dogs as well as a respectable fish taco. Everything is local and sustainable. So you've got that going for you, which is nice.
Bread Euphoria Comfort Food

206 Main St

Williamsburg, MA 01039

The Best Pizza in the 5 college area is at Bread Euphoria. We have fond memories of Hungry Ghost too, but for dining in and pairing great pizza with an equally great beer, Bread Euphoria remains our go to spot.