Joe’s Cafe is good, and braving the soup-Nazi experience adds its own level of satisfaction.
- 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 despite it being a little out of the way for us, and it’s consistently good. They do a damn respectable lobster roll when it’s in season. The place is also adorable. There’s plenty of outdoor seating, it’s dog-friendly, and they keep the menu simple, have regular worthwhile specials (e.g. lobster rolls) and serve you quickly. We’ve gotten some tasty corn dogs and deliciously buried Chicago-esque style 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.
High Horse’s ‘Beyond The Pale’ British-style ale is extraordinary, but the rest of their line up is also quite good. The bar food is tasty, but a little pricey for what you get.