Alvah Stone named as top small-town restaurant in Mass

  • Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookie from The Alvah Stone. Recorder File Photo/Paul Franz

Recorder Staff
Thursday, March 01, 2018

MONTAGUE — A local restaurant in a unique setting has been listed as the state’s best small-town eatery by a popular food, travel and entertainment publication.

The Alvah Stone has been named as Masschusetts’ best small-town restaurant by online media publication Thrillist. The list includes one small-town restaurant from each state across the nation.

While the Thrillist writer seemed to have some trouble navigating the winding roads of Montague, the writer forgave any directional troubles as soon as he or she arrived at the location, remarking on the “undeniably majestic surroundings.”

Aside from noting the pristine scenery surrounding the restaurant, Thrillist mentioned the “delicate chicken liver mousse on toasted rye, smoked sorghum chicken wings, or pillowy gnocchi alla Romana …” and Alvah Stone’s beverage offerings ranging from local hard cider to on-tap cocktails.

The restaurant, housed in the historic Montague Mill building, offers views of the Sawmill River on its back deck. It boasts “authentic American food and drink in an atmosphere that’s both casual and modern.”