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The Monterey General Store

448 Main Rd, Monterey, MA 01245-9733
+1 413-528-5900
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
15 Apr 2017
“This IS a Gem!”
3 weeks ago
“Excellent geneal store”
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American, Soups, Cafe
££ - £££
448 Main Rd, Monterey, MA 01245-9733
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found this store to offer a good selection of food, wine and other items, and we always found what we were looking for, with one exception -- diapers! You can buy the very special Monterey Goat Cheese here, made just down the road at...More

Thank Tesair L
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...More

Thank Denise M
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...More

Thank Augosto860
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.

1  Thank knick22016
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!

Thank Dcollins777
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...More

Thank HJayR
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.

Thank conwoman43
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...More

1  Thank LindaLou657
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.

Thank mcdoyle
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...More

Thank Joe B
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$15
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Takeout, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
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
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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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