Where to Eat in Southampton: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 15, 2018 Giuseppe Pratt

Southampton (/saʊθˈhæmptən/ ( listen)) is a town in Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States. It was established first as a district of Northampton in 1753. It was incorporated in 1753. The name Southampton was given to it during its first town meeting in 1773. Its ZIP code is 01073. Southampton is part of the Springfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area. The town had a population of 5,792 at the 2010 census.
Things to do in Southampton

1. Sheldon's Ice Cream

285 College Hwy, Southampton, MA 01073-9387 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating +1 413-529-0064
Excellent
76%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 24 reviews

Sheldon's Ice Cream

Reviewed By sandyhH2645CF - Southampton, Massachusetts

best ice cream in town. you have hard and soft ice cream. hard ice cream has several flavors, shakes and sundaes are also very good.

2. Paisano's

136 College Hwy, Southampton, MA 01073-9363 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, American, Pizza Lunch, Dinner +1 413-527-8900
Excellent
38%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
6%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 61 reviews

Paisano's

Reviewed By ulysses4 - Westfield, Massachusetts

I respect the fact that this place has been in business for nearly 20 years and has provided a lot of wholesome food to the community. It probably is not entirely fair to make judgments based on just one lunch. Still, one does determine whether you are in a hurry to go back, and I am not. The other folks in our luncheon party, my wife and another couple, seemed reasonably pleased with their shrimp and fish dishes. The accompanying salad was large, and for me dominated by bland iceberg lettuce and a less than subtle dressing. I made the mistake of ordering a gyro. I've had many, many gyros in diners and Greek restaurants all over the East Coast and frequently in Greece. Skip this one. The mystery meat doesn't do it justice.

The service is friendly if a bit ditzy. I don't think I should have to ask for a glass to go with a beer. The menu is vast, and the pizza boxes are piled to the ceiling. Perhaps another dish would have made me more enthusiastic. The coleslaw was decent; so too the onion rings. The ambiance is right out of My Big Fat Greek Wedding. The prices are modest and they obviously have a local following. The mostly Italian-American menu is about as predictable as what you find in modest Chinese restaurants. The overall effect is generic.

3. Tandem Bagel Company

9 Railroad St, Easthampton, MA 01027-1401 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 413-203-5591
Excellent
67%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 95 reviews

Tandem Bagel Company

Reviewed By Northern_Ibis - Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

We happened to be passing through Easthampton when our contact told us about this local bagel place. What a surprise--it was most unexpected! The bagels are great. I had the poppyseed, toasted with cream cheese. The coffee is also excellent. The bagels are just he way I like them--moist and chewy, with a nice crust. The atmosphere is old school/industrial. It's a pleasant and inviting place. I'd definitely go back!

4. Mt. Tom's Homemade Ice Cream

34 Cottage St, Easthampton, MA 01027-1619 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating American +1 413-529-2929
Excellent
84%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 75 reviews

Mt. Tom's Homemade Ice Cream

We are an old-fashioned homemade ice cream and candy store. Located in the charming small town of Easthampton, Massachusetts, we make all our own ice cream right on the premises! With high tin ceilings, hardwood floors and a soda fountain counter with red bar stools, our shop will take you back to a simpler time. You can find us on Cottage Street, on the Nashawannuck Pond, and right up the street from the boardwalk. We're open year-round.

Reviewed By RogerCVC - South Hadley,MA

I pretty much like every flavor I've tried at Mt. Tom. They have the "secret formula" down perfect. You can taste the fresh ingredients, and the milkfat balance is spot on. Some "super premium" offerings elsewhere overdo the fat content so that you get an unpleasant waxy residue left on your mouth, like after eating a doughnut. (another thing I don't need!)

Mt. Tom is the "baby bear" ice cream. Just right. And I'm glad I'm closer than 50 miles! Go in the evening, get some cones, and take a stroll to the nearby pond and enjoy!

5. Dunkin' Donuts

136 College Hwy, Southampton, MA 01073-9363 Cafe +1 413-527-0384
Excellent
34%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
33%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 3 reviews

Reviewed By Emilia L

The most rudest staff i have ever seen. When i was ordering in the drive thru, one girl mocked what i ordered. I could hear her through the speaker. As i got up too the window nobody said hello, they got my whole order wrong. They are rude, good for nothing staff!!!!!! Do not go too this DD..

6. Small Oven Bakery

36 Union St, Easthampton, MA 01027-1418 Takeout, Seating American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch +1 413-527-1785
Excellent
71%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 36 reviews

Small Oven Bakery

Reviewed By HolyokeHome - Western Massachusetts

I've lived in the Pioneer Valley for over 20 years and have visited most restaurants here. Most restaurants here are decent-if overpriced. Small Oven is special. So special. They care about the flavor of every. single. bite. Someone clearly thinks through every detail. For example: yesterday I tried the roasted eggplant sandwich with parsley, mild feta, carmelized onions and a kind of tangy yogurty sauce. This sandwich could have gone a little wrong in many ways: salty feta, runny sauce, bitter eggplant, not washed parsley. But it was perfect. The balance of flavors was perfect. It's the same with everything on the menu. Small oven is seriously a gem.

7. Two Rivers Burrito Co.

36 Elm St, Westfield, MA 01085-2916 Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Southwestern, Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks SGD 7 - SGD 20 +1 413-579-5469
Excellent
65%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 139 reviews

Two Rivers Burrito Co.

Reviewed By Joseph M - East Sandwich, United States

I had the burrito with roast pork. It was excellent. The best burrito I've had. Good chips and salsa.

This is small place. Seems to do a lot of take-out. I found it pulling off the Mass Pike at dinner time for a quick meal on a trip to NY. I'll be back.

Good value - dinner for two $23 (burritos, chips & drinks).

8. Herrell's Ice Cream & Bakery

8 Old South St, Lower Level of Thornes Marketplace, Northampton, MA 01060-3847 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa American, International Late Night SGD 4 - SGD 52 +1 413-586-9700
Excellent
75%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 286 reviews

Herrell's Ice Cream & Bakery

Award Winning Kosher Ice Cream Shop and Bakery, specializing in dairy, sugar free and No-Moo(R) dairy free baked goods (Vegan and Gluten Free), frozen desserts and hot fudge sauces. No-Moo Cookies, Pies, Bars and Cakes, Ice Cream Cakes, Gourmet Dairy Ice Creams available in house, online and wholesale. 370+ flavors of frozen desserts and still counting! Their Hot Fudge is made in-house and is also available Online and in some Specialty Food Stores nation wide. Herrell's baked goods are as good as their ice cream. Home of the Smoosh-in(R) and a founder who is the originator of gourmet ice cream. Family owned for nearly 40 years.

Reviewed By Jake T - Northampton, Massachusetts

Stop what you're doing (reading reviews on TripAdvisor) and get ready to experience and devour the best ice cream you've ever had in your life. We're talking about the kind of ice cream that you just don't forget. Yes, you may dream about it at night. Yes, you may want to visit twice a day, and no, I won't tell anyone that you did. Herrell's is one of Northampton's happiest places, so don't forget to drop in and indulge. You totally won't regret it.

And yes, that line you're seeing? Don't worry. I moves really, really fast.

Happy licks!

9. West Lake Gourmet

15 College Hwy, Southampton, MA 01073-9378 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Chinese, Asian Lunch, Dinner +1 413-527-5207
Excellent
35%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 20 reviews

West Lake Gourmet

Reviewed By bigbluehd - Easthampton, Massachusetts

Wife was having lunch with a friend an I decided to have Chinese so I went to West Lake Gourmet. I was not disappointed with my curry chicken with onions on brown rice. They brought out hot green tea along with duck sauce and Chinese chips while my lunch was being prepared.

10. Riff's Joint

116 Pleasant St Ste 158, Easthampton, MA 01027-2788 Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 413-527-8811
Excellent
58%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 119 reviews

Riff's Joint

Reviewed By marianc95 - Belmont, Massachusetts

I was out in Easthampton for a meeting in a refurbished factory building that now houses offices, shared work spaces, a few commercial establishments--and a restaurant called Riff's Joint. Never would I have expected to find such a pleasant, upbeat lunch place in that location! Its decor is bright and cheery, the counter staff is friendly and outgoing, and the menu choices are considerable. There's everything from chips and salsa to Thai lettuce wraps, from burgers and sweet potato fries to tacos, and from unusual "riffwiches" to varied salads. One can build one's own sandwich or design one's own pizza. Moreover, they make everything themselves and favor fresh, local ingredients. Prices are fair. The place appears to be thriving. In fact, there's a second Riff's out in Turner's Falls. If you're in central Massachusetts, why not give one of these places a try? NB: Riff's Joint is casual and has no waitstaff.

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