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Chef's Hat

Certificate of Excellence
American, Diner
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905 Simonds Rd, Williamstown, MA 01267-2101
+1 413-458-5120
07:00 - 15:00
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Sun 07:00 - 15:00
Tue - Wed 06:30 - 14:00
Thu - Sat 06:30 - 20:00
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Williamstown, Massachusetts
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a very local unattractive place with a great breakfast for locals and those traveling through. Always crowed, often with people waiting at the door. Not too terribly expensive. Worth the try.

Thank MJC828
San Diego, California
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58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I eat here a couple times in November. I can always count of fast and friendly service and good food. Keep an eye out for the specials :)

Thank bobN6078XO
Miami, Florida
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153 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Mediocre food & service in a dingy place. Nothing else to say about a place that can't produce a pat of butter - only margarine. 😑

Thank 29Teddy
Athol, Massachusetts
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125 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were simply looking for a place to grab a quick meal at a reasonable place, and this place ended up fitting our needs quite nicely. A typical "mom and pop" type family business, we found it to have a wide variety on the menu. Breakfast is served pretty much all day (which is what I enjoy), so my needs... More 

Thank Harvey K
Bennington, VT
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Service is good and accommodating, but the food is somewhat less than ordinary. Onion soup very disappointing. Chicken salad has too much mayo and not enough chicken. Chicken cutlet on one salad was "mushy". Chef salad less than ordinary and the hard boiled egg on it had a brown/gray yolk....quickly eliminated. Coffee is high...$2.25. And so it went and we... More 

Thank VTBuddy
Williamstown, MA
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150 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This is not a fancy spot, just a down home spot where everybody is given a friendly welcome and a quick cuppa. The refills just keep coming. Don't go to the "The Hat" expecting gourmet -- it's a diner; they excel at breakfast. The food is no frills but locals and college students and their parents keep coming back. It's... More 

Thank BerkshireGal
Williamstown, Massachusetts
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150 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

This is a fine place for a breakfast of sinful chocolate chip pancakes or any of the usual staples. The waitstaff are friendly and efficient, and the chefs (really short order cooks) have mastered the art of getting eggs prepared as requested as well as getting warm toast out at the same time, both of which elementary tasks confound the... More 

Thank RalphH42
Keene, New Hampshire
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

The restaurant was VERY close to my motel. It's in a small building and has a "Mom and Pop" vibe. It was quite busy at 11a.m. on a Sunday morning but the server came to my table quickly, took my request for hot water(for my own tea) and brought it promptly. She was friendly. The menu is extensive for a... More 

Thank Barbara R
North Falmouth, Massachusetts, United States
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Good selection of tasty food, friendly service and at reasonable prices. We visit the area twice a year and always stop for breakfast. We frequently have a few small children with us and the waitstaff is friendly and understanding.

Thank Robert B
Austin, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

The first 6 people I asked in Williamstown said the Chef's Hat is the best breakfast place in town. And it opens at 5AM for the early birds.

Thank trapperarscott

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 905 Simonds Rd, Williamstown, MA 01267-2101
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Berkshires  >  Williamstown
  • Phone Number: +1 413-458-5120

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