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Any lunch recommendations in Amherst?

dly Oct 19, 2011 02:21 PM

Please tell me that the Stables did not close! I just saw this info on a UMASS site! We are coming to Amherst Homecoming on Saturday and I was thinking breakfast there might be nice. Any other

Also...for lunch. Where besides Judie's?

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    magiesmom RE: dly Oct 20, 2011 05:42 PM

    The Lone Wolf for breakfast, ok for lunch. I like Amherst Chinese for lunch.

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      edub23 RE: magiesmom Oct 20, 2011 06:38 PM

      AmChi is our go-to place, usually. Try to order off the more exotic "special" menu. I find their version of the typical Chinese dishes (i.e. chicken w/ broccoli) to be rather bland.

      I'm not sure how it is for lunch, but I had a nice dinner a few months ago at Moti with my daughter, who's a UMass student.


      24 N Pleasant St, Amherst, MA 01002

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        magiesmom RE: edub23 Oct 20, 2011 09:24 PM

        the best thing about AM Chi is their local veggies, still available. All the greens are amazing, imo.

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        bauskern RE: magiesmom Oct 24, 2011 07:06 PM

        The last few times I've been to the Lone Wolf the potatoes were very tired-tasting, and the breakfasts felt a little over-priced. And the floor was dirty.

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          magiesmom RE: bauskern Oct 25, 2011 04:18 PM

          EWWW. I haven't been there in awhile, so I probably shouldn't have recommended it,

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        fatheryod RE: dly Oct 26, 2011 04:20 PM

        well, if stables is closed and you liked it, you might also like sully's, which is further down route 9. same kind of place. it's at 235 Russell Street Hadley sort of a family vibe breakfast/lunch spot with few pretensions, low prices and decent enough food.

        for lunch a decent place -- i hate judie's -- with parking, is the harp at 163 sunderland rd. in north amherst. it's more or less a bar, but they have booths and food. the burgers are serviceable and the fish & chips are quite good. in amherst proper you can get a nice lunch at amherst chinese and moti (middle eastern cuisine) as well. and i have found miss saigon to be okay vietnamese as well, although i mention that on this list only in hushed tones.

        another local breakfast spot i like is the roadhouse on route 9 in belchertown (176 Federal Street). it can be a bit more pricey than you;d hope, but their pancakes and waffles are quite good and they have a lot of gluten-free options.

        eat hearty!

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          magiesmom RE: fatheryod Oct 26, 2011 06:05 PM

          I agree about Judie's, for sure. Sully's doesn't remind me of the Stables though, but I never liked either.
          Northampton has Green Bean, imo a great breakfast place. They recently changed table configuration so more seating options and shorter lines.

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            Big Fat Moe RE: magiesmom Oct 26, 2011 07:09 PM

            In about one week, Amherst welcomes the opening of the WORLD FAMOUS White Hut! Fantabulous cheeseburgs with fried onions. I can hardly contain my excitement. Beyond that, Amherst Chinese, Moti, and the Vietnamese place are my top choices for lunch.

            White Hut
            280 Memorial Ave, West Springfield, MA 01089

            24 N Pleasant St, Amherst, MA 01002

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              dly RE: Big Fat Moe Oct 27, 2011 05:44 PM

              Thanks everyone! Stables is open and we had breakfast there. I was disappointed as they had only wheat/molasses or cinnamon swirl in the homemade breads. I was wanting white but had the wheat. We had originally stopped at Esalon Cafe which I do like. My husband could not find anything on the menu that struck him. He was annoyed that there was no substitutions in the omelette choices.

              We went to Atkins for apples and donuts, of course!

              From the recommendations here, we did go to Amherst Chinese. It was good, but we ordered eggplant and chicken. Eggplant was listed as one of the available local vegetables. It looked awful, but tasted good. The way it looked really was off-putting however and I had to work to get past it.

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