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vegas May 23, 2007 07:01 AM

Looking for a spot to grab a big hearty breakfast Memorial Day morning after a long weekend of Camping. The only posts on this board are outdated. Greenfield, or points south with easy access off I-91, will need to CHOW before Northampton. Thanks

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    pronek May 23, 2007 08:32 AM

    Depending on where you're coming from check out the Chelsea Royal Diner in Brattleboro... there's also the Whately Diner just south of Greenfield, but I can't vouch for the food as I haven't been there in a while.

    1. jeni1002 May 23, 2007 09:31 AM

      * The Wagon Wheel Drive-in off Rte. 2 in Gill has a good reputation (I personally haven't tried it, but I hear good things about their burgers and coffee).

      * The Esselon Cafe off Rte. 9 in Hadley (20 minutes south of Greenfield) has a wonderful European atmosphere; the food is sophisticated and somewhat different than the standard eggs-toast-home fries. Don't expect huge portions.

      1. Harp00n May 23, 2007 10:32 PM

        The Shady Glen in Turners Falls has/had a great reputation, But I haven't been there since the owner/chef of thirty years retired and sold the business a couple of years ago. Man, they had the greatest pies there too, Do any of the Hounds have recent experience they can share?

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          CharlestownCarrie May 24, 2007 10:11 AM

          I can't speak for the breakfast, but I stopped at the Shady Glen on a whim for an ice cream sundae about a year or so ago, and I liked the place in general. I'd definitely give it a try for breakfast if my travels out that way didn't always take me closer to the Chelsea Royal.

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            Harp00n May 24, 2007 07:11 PM

            I go to the Chelsea Royal often. Since I'll be at my cabin in Readsboro, Vt. this weekend , LOL, I guess the only thing to do is hit The Shady Glen on the way in and the Chelsea on the way out! Thanks for your post :-))

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          vegas May 24, 2007 09:15 AM

          Ive been reminded that a lot of these places wont be open on Memorial Day :-(

          so it looks like the Whatley Diner is the best guarantee . . .

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