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873 Cafe

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Cafe, Bar, Pub
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873 Main St, Ashby, MA 01431-2326
05:00 - 20:00
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92 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Last minute decision to stop at the 873 cafe last night. We were a bit surprised to see the crowd, bud wandered on into the tavern section of the cafe. We really like the comfy feel of the tavern and we were surprised that although it was busy, we were tended to promptly and our orders taken. No waiting even... More 

Thank Theresal6162
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Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Best coffee in the area hands down-I wonder what kind it is!?foods great and drive thru pickup of takeout or ice creams is amazing for Real cooked food. Place is beautiful So glad they opened

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Gardner, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

The café is in a great location with ample parking. The overall experience was very pleasant and the food was good, but for Pete's sake, kill the police interrogation lighting please. I sit at a computer monitor all day with harsh lighting above me, so during dining time with friends/family, one prefers to relax. The décor on the pub side... More 

Thank Maria M
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92 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016

This is the ideal spot to grab breakfast on the weekends. Service is quick, food is very good, and prices are within the family budget.

Thank Theresal6162
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66 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2016

We have eaten here several times and keep hoping it will improve. I think the bottom line is nice folks who don't know how to run or restaurant. If you don't mind waiting a long time or eating very average and bland food you might be satisfied. We try it again and always hope it will improve to the standard... More 

2 Thank grapetomato
Acton, Massachusetts
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80 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2016

Lots of locals stop here for meals, but I found it to be fairly average fare. Was hoping for something more interesting. But certainly better than fast fooding when you're heading up to NH on the main drag.

1 Thank Deb O
New Hampshire
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

The staff is a little over worked on weekend but remain friendly. Service can be a bit slow but worth the wait as the food is delicious

1 Thank Ed W
Ashburnham, Massachusetts, United States
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2016

I have gone here several times for lunch and breakfast and have been very happy each time. I usually get the owner as my waitress, so I must say the service has been excellent. I have not been in at night yet, but plan to soon as the bar is now open!

Thank Chris C
New Ipswich, New Hampshire
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2015

Worth the wait? First we will say... the food is great! This review is in reference to the Tavern, bar seats. Problem is... waiting for the food is painful! We have visited their new Tavern multiple times since opening day expecting a better experience, but each visit brings continued frustration. Here are the things that we have experienced: -They don't... More 

1 Thank funcouple_10
Boston, Massachusetts
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80 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

My husband and I stopped at the 873 Cafe for breakfast on Saturday morning. The restaurant was pretty much full, and, considering that, we got out of there quickly--but only because I pushed. The food, as usual, was also quite good. My complaint, and the reason for the poor rating, is the waitress who was handling the "overflow" room. She... More 

2 Thank CleanWouldBeNice

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
05:00 - 20:00
05:00 - 20:00
05:00 - 20:00
05:00 - 20:00
05:00 - 20:00
05:00 - 20:00
05:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 873 Main St, Ashby, MA 01431-2326
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Ashby

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?