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The Alvah Stone wins big in "Best of the Valley Awards 2019" including First Place for
Best Creative American Restaurant, Best Service/Waitstaff, Most Romantic, and Best Desserts. LEARN MORE
The Alvah Stone - The Best Small-Town Restaurant in Massachusetts

“The Best Small-Town Restaurant” in Massachusetts
— Thrillist

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The Alvah Stone is housed in the national historic landmark Montague Mill (ca. 1834) and offers authentic American food and drink in an atmosphere that is rustic, casual, and creative. Come join us for modern, ingredient-driven, regional, and seasonal food, along with craft beers, new- and old-world wines, and our much-admired cocktail list. Featuring both house favorites and timeless classics, The Alvah Stone’s drink menu has become well-known throughout New England. We are open day and night with indoor and outdoor dining rooms, including a patio overlooking the beautiful falls of the Sawmill River.

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A community gathering hub for locals, a popular spot for visitors, and a coveted destination for special events, The Alvah Stone has been recognized regionally and nationally for its genuine hospitality and world-class food and drink. Stop in anytime or make a reservation for your next visit. Everyone is welcome here and everyone is comfortable here. Come see why and make us your spot.

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The Alvah Stone offers a unique experience that your guests will never forget. Come celebrate with us at the memorable Montague Mill, a national historic landmark on the Sawmill River.
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Best Cheeseburger in Western Massachusetts

THRILLIST: The Best Small-Town Restaurant in Massachusets

“But once you're seated on the Alvah's plank wood deck overlooking the rushing Sawmill River, digging into your delicate chicken liver mousse on toasted rye, smoked sorghum chicken wings, or pillowy gnocchi alla Romana, and sipping on wild fermented hard cider or an Old Pal cocktail on tap, you'll feel a zillion miles away from any frat house or strip-mall Target.”

The Alvah Stone in Montague MA Offers A View — And Much, Much More

The Alvah Stone Offers A View — And Much, Much More

Tucked away in the tiny Franklin County town of Montague (population 8,437), is the Alvah Stone, a small-burg restaurant with a big-world sensibility — one that it comes by honestly.

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Housemade: Elevating “From Scratch” at The Alvah Stone

Cooking “from scratch” is certainly not a new restaurant trend, however, an increasing number of restaurants are placing even more emphasis on this aspect of their cooking in order to ensure the quality and taste of every dish that leaves the kitchen. The Alvah Stone has experimented extensively with re-creating “store-bought” favorites—using fresh, quality ingredients in lieu of their processed counterparts.