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Soup on the Fly

1493 Main St, Athol, MA 01331-2637
+1 978-340-6402
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“lunch” (11 reviews)
“soup” (9 reviews)
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Soups, American, Cajun & Creole, Cafe, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1493 Main St, Athol, MA 01331-2637
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We waltzed in 15 minutes before closing and were treated like honored guests. The coffee was immediate hot, fresh and delicious. The option for half a sandwich and cup of soup was filling and delicious. One of the best ever grilled cheese sandwiches and a...More

Thank Norah D
SoupontheFly, Owner at Soup on the Fly, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your lovely review, Norah! We’re very glad you enjoyed your experience with us so much, and we shared your praises with Angela, our wonderful server. My husband, your chef, is very particular about his grilled cheese sandwiches, too, and was tickled that...More

Reviewed 10 July 2018

Have had the pleasure of eating there many times always pleased with the menu. The Gumbo is authentic and delicious. Service is excellent..Breakfastmenu is always delightfully served and cooked to my liking. it is small but ...atmosphere is like a small hometown. ⭐️ 🌟 💫More

Thank Angie M
SoupontheFly, Owner at Soup on the Fly, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your heartfelt review, Angie, and for being such a good customer. Our server, Angela, is definitely one of our most important ingredients, and we have shared your compliments with her, to her delight. Chef is proud of his Roux Gumbo and takes...More

Reviewed 19 June 2018

This is a small, diner-like restaurant featuring all homemade soups and fancy sandwiches. A little on the pricey side for the atmosphere, but not for the food!More

Thank Candi A
SoupontheFly, Owner at Soup on the Fly, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Thank you for your very nice review, Candi. We’ve definitely tried to make the most of a funky space in a great location by the Athol uptown common. The color and artwork attempt to create a welcoming, mellow vibe that’s a little out of the...More

Reviewed 15 May 2018

We went here for my husbands Birthday breakfast. The omelettes were superbly prepared,the asparagus with cheese was the best I've had.Homemade breads bakery fresh. Our waitress was attentive,efficient and friendly. The decor of color and the artwork adds to the ambiance of this small town...More

Thank snowyowl6
SoupontheFly, Owner at Soup on the Fly, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Very sorry that we missed your very lovely review until just now. We appreciate that you took the time, and we’re glad you enjoyed your experience with us. Happy belated birthday to your husband! 😁 We’re honored that you celebrated with us. Angela is definitely...More

Reviewed 3 March 2018

The food is healthy in that it uses local fresh ingredients as much as possible and is all made from scratch. But the Chef loves his sauces!! Go here for a meal when you don't count calories, worry about cholesterol, or care about the cost....More

Thank tantrictraveler
SoupontheFly, Owner at Soup on the Fly, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Thank you for your candid review. We’re very glad you enjoy your meals at Soup, and appreciate that you wanted to share the love with other travelers. Just for the record, we do offer healthy-fresh AND relatively low-calorie options, both in menu items and in...More

Reviewed 3 September 2017

I had breakfast here today (Sunday 09/03/17) and it was exceptional. I had one of the Specials of the day which was French Toast with a Peach Cobbler (with Oatmeal) topping and a side of Bacon. The French toast was a crusty type bread cut...More

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SoupontheFly, Owner at Soup on the Fly, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Wow, what a nice review! Don’t know how we missed it until now, but we’re very you enjoyed your meal, and hope that you’ve been back since and enjoyed it as much. Thank you very much for taking the time to tell other travelers about...More

Reviewed 15 July 2017

Had lunch while staying on a local lake, it was the best meal we had all week! sliders with local pastured beef were delicious, carrot cheddar soup and gumbo were also great. Even the bread was excellent! Wasn't too busy, and service was very fast...More

2  Thank turi_dd
SoupontheFly, Owner at Soup on the Fly, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

Thank you for giving Soup a try, and for your great review. We're very glad you enjoyed your lunch -- that's what it's all about -- and hope you'll come back the next time you're in town. Chef Rob and Sue Sacco

Reviewed 15 June 2017

In the middle of a small town in the northern central park of the state in an unassuming storefront location resides a diamond in the rough. Everything I have to eat here in the many times that I have been there has been amazing. The...More

2  Thank bigw1313
SoupontheFly, Owner at Soup on the Fly, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Thank you so much for your detailed review. You've touched on almost everything we take a good deal of pride in and constantly work to get right. We feel lucky and grateful that you found us, and we'll hope to be able to just keep...More

Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Great selection and everything housemade and freshly prepared. A wonderful find after a brisk hike to the falls.

1  Thank NovaB
SoupontheFly, Owner at Soup on the Fly, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Thank you! Very glad you stopped in and that enjoyed your meal with us. We'll hope to serve you again the next time you hike in the lovely North Quabbin landscape. Chef Rob

Reviewed 19 May 2017

Once again, Trip Advisor is right! We were passing through Athol (likely the butt of many jokes) at lunch time and checked the ratings for a nice, non-fried, not a fast food place. Soup on the Fly ranked #1 in town so we went in....More

1  Thank Michael J
SoupontheFly, Owner at Soup on the Fly, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2017

Thank you for giving us a try -- very glad you enjoyed it! We really appreciate you taking the time to tell other Trippers about your meal -- we feel very fortunate that folks are enjoying what we offer enough to post about it. We...More

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14 December 2016|
Response from Rob S |
Good morning! Yes,we have paper gift certificates, available in any denomination. You can call the restaurant at 978-340-6402 and give Angela your credit card to process the purchase, then she will mail the certificate and a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$16
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1493 Main St, Athol, MA 01331-2637
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Athol
  • Phone Number: +1 978-340-6402
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We serve homespun, from-scratch cooking for breakfast and lunch in an intimate setting with a wide-ranging playlist of great music. We've crafted a simple menu with a few out-of-the-ordinary twists and special items for increased interest throughout the week and on Sunday, when we serve breakfast/brunch all day.
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