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Nancy's Air Field Cafe

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302 Boxboro Rd, Minute Man Air Field, Stow, MA 01775-2101
+1 978-897-3934
08:00 - 09:00
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Sun 08:00 - 03:00
Wed - Thu 08:00 - 03:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 09:00
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Boston Massachusetts
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nancy's Air Field Cafe is a unique place for breakfast & lunch Wed. through Sun. and dinner(reservations please) Fri. & Sat. The menu offers an interesting and well prepared assortment of breakfast and lunch items during the day and a more limited menu for dinner. There is a full bar. This was our second visit and everything we had very... More 

Thank ParkerBradford
Leominster MA
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66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always nice to find a unique restaurant who's owner obviously puts her heart and soul into the business. A fun location especially if you are lucky enough to get a window seat and see a plane or two take off and land. Our lunches (the "plane" burger and the chicken sandwich special of the day) were artfully presented on bright... More 

Thank Nancy0657
Stow, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

For lack of anything else to do we decided to try Nancy's Cafe. The idea of a Cafe at an airfield seemed nice. It's not a busy airfield so nothing took place in the way of flying during the visit. So it was just a cramped mediocre cafe atmosphere that seemed somewhat tense. Not many customers and the help are... More 

Thank Ron E
Harvard, Massachusetts
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Nancy's Air Field Cafe at the Stow Airfield is the kind of local restaurant that every small town needs! Good solid food, well prepared, served by cheery, friendly servers, and very reasonably priced. A wonderful extra attraction is the view of small private planes flying in and out on the airstrip just outside the windows -- but Nancy's Cafe would... More 

Thank Peter G
Marlborough, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

On a whim, we decided to stop in for breakfast on a cold, crisp, sunny, Saturday morning. We had never been there, despite living close by, but have heard about the delicious breakfasts and great views of airplanes taking off and landing. Our mid morning timing was good because we were immediately seated at a window table in the back... More 

Thank RoseV2003
Acton, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 November 2016

For some reason, cafes at small airports have great food, and Nancy's follows in that tradition. I guess the way you that you know the place rocks is that it's hard to find the place on a map, and harder to get a table for weekend brunch. Get there early or be prepared to wait. The eggs are perfect. The... More 

Thank whycandi
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79 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I believe this place is overrated. I ordered a cafe breakfast and the toast was lathered in butter!! Surely give the customer the option to put butter on the toast. Secondly the coffee was over percolated so not fresh.

Thank Nigel B
Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Imagine Pilots Landing airplanes in the morning due to gas up at Nancy's Airfield Cafe and grab a cup of coffee and you will be front seat watching as they perform they're aerodynamic maneuvers... fresh food from local farmers is served in this lovely New England setting and of course not every palate will be satisfied but seriously this is... More 

Thank 703bryana
Palm Harbor, FL
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296 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

A lot of small airports have a coffee shop on the premesis. Some are better than others. "Weekend fliers often use a meal as an excuse to fly, renting an airplane and flying an hour each way to visit an airport restaurant. Because rental airplanes used to cost about U.S. $50 per hour, such trips and their associated restaurants are... More 

Thank OldRoadWarrior60
Dedham, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We had a large group which included small children. The service was great and the food was delicious. Great spot for a treat after visiting Honeypot farm for apple picking.

Thank JudiAlKing

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$29
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, Romantic
Open Hours
08:00 - 03:00
08:00 - 03:00
08:00 - 03:00
08:00 - 09:00
08:00 - 09:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 302 Boxboro Rd, Minute Man Air Field, Stow, MA 01775-2101
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Stow
  • Phone Number: +1 978-897-3934
Chef/Proprietor Nancy McPherson has created a rare Cafe ~ a peaceful Oasis that beckons the harried with hospitable staff that welcomes you and cooking that makes you want to come back for more.

Large picture windows offer panoramic views of air field activity, birds feeding and flower gardens while the rotating display of local artists’ work freshens the ‘Main Deck’ dining room.

Sourcing ingredients locally whenever possible, Nancy puts her touch to familiar classics as well as international and seasonal dishes. Most of her offerings include fresh herbs plucked from the kitchen garden by the door. Pestos and oils extend Cafe herb use into the winter.

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