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Hoo Ya's: Best Diner in Central Massachusetts - Brimfield, MA

Hoo Ya's:  Best Diner in Central Massachusetts - Brimfield, MA

If you have a hankering for a big ol' breakfast complete with eggs, hash browns, sausage or bacon, toast, and perhaps some pancakes, the best place to satisfy your craving is at Hoo Ya's.hoo ya's brimfield ma

Hoo Ya's, located on Route 20 in the center of Brimfield, MA, is a favorite in Central Massachusetts.  Walk in, sit down, place your order and enjoy the atmosphere at this lively diner.  Hoo Ya's serves up large breakfasts and excellent grilled lunches amidst a friendly room full of local flavor.

Some of our breakfast favorites include combinations such as those mentioned above, along with Hoo Ya's infamous Texas French Toast - thick slices of bread battered with egg and griddled just right.  On a recent visit, my eggs-over-easy were cooked to delicate perfection - something I've not been able to master at home.  My husband's western omelet was stuffed with veggies and cheese and cozied on a plate with potatoes and rye toast. 

Not on the menu, but always available, are chocolate chip pancakes loaded with gooey, melted morsels.  Accompany those with hot chocolate piled high with whipped cream, and you have pure chocolate heaven.

For lunch, you can get a grilled sandwich oozing with cheese and bacon.  Or how about a Reuben sandwich, or hot turkey with gravy?  Add a side of their meaty french fried potatoes and that lunch will hold you through an afternoon off ice fishing or sledding.

There are always good conversations going on at Hoo Ya's, and you can feel free to eavesdrop or add your two cents.  Often you'll hear the cook singing while he loads up generous platefuls of food for his customers.  The big dining room is painted pig pink, an extension of the restaurant's humorous and adorable pig decorating theme.

If you're in the southern towns of Central Massachusetts, be sure to save a morning for a visit to Hoo Ya's.  You'll feel right at home.

Hoo Ya's Restaurant
13 Main Street/Route 20
Brimfield, MA 01010
(413) 245-3500


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Comment balloon 22 commentsKathryn Acciari • February 08 2010 06:43AM


Now that is a mouth watering description of the attraction of diners throughout this country. 

Posted by Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland (Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Wow ,great place to start your morning ! I'm doing a class today and will show them this as a way to do Localism !

Posted by Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist (KW Elite ) over 10 years ago


This sounds like a great old-fashioned diner.  Chocolate chip pancakes - h-m-m...

Route 20 in that part of the state is loaded with many interesting establishments.  This is a great feature on one of them.


Posted by Claudette Millette, Buyer, Broker - Metrowest Mass (The Buyers' Counsel) over 10 years ago

Nice...I will have to try that one out when I am in that neck of the woods....I'm hungry now.

Posted by Dennis Duvernay Broker/Owner (Hillview Realty) over 10 years ago

The menu sounds like a straight road to clogged arteries ... but it'll be fun while getting there!

Posted by Sue Wettstein Brazzel & Dipper Wettstein, "Fast, Efficient, Hassle-Free Service!" (Howard County, MD - RE/MAX 100 - Columbia MD) over 10 years ago


You are making me hungry even after my breakfast this morning. It is great to see publicity for local businesses. Keep up the good work.

Posted by Mike Yeo (3:16 team REALTY) over 10 years ago
Oh that sounds so good. I love a good diner.
Posted by Trisha P Realty Group, "Holding the Keys to Your Dream Home" (Realty Executives) over 10 years ago

Kathryn- I love reading Localism posts. Although the days of diners have been over for me for over a decade now:) We use a longevity lifestyle living plan so most of our eating out takes place at our local Whole Foods:) Katerina

Posted by Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services (Get It Done For Me Virtual Services ) over 10 years ago

A real diner....that's one thing we don't have in this part of NC!

Posted by Todd Kenthack, MBA, GRI (The Pines Realty) over 10 years ago

Hi Kathryn~  This is a great localism post.  Do you have any photos of any of their great plates?  I am with Katerina and more into eating to live!

Posted by Vickie McCartney, Broker, Real Estate Agent Owensboro KY (Maverick Realty) over 10 years ago

Lenn:  It is a dangerous little spot, our Hoo Ya's.

Michael:  Hey, thanks for including me.  Hope your class goes well.

Claudette:  Yes, as you hit Sturbridge and Brimfield, you start to see some great local spots.  Come on out and visit.

Dennis:  Let me know when you do get out this way.

Sue:  Clogged arteries for sure, along with a tight belt.

Mike:  Thanks for your comment.  This is a great little place.

Trisha:  Yeah - and so often you just don't know what's good until a local person says so.

Katerina:  I know what you mean.  Hoo Ya's is a treat for us. 

Todd:  Really?  I'm surprised - always pictured NC as having all kinds of home cooking spots.

Vickie:  Well, you have to splurge once in a while and enjoy the stuff that's decadent.  Thanks for your comment.

And thank you for the Feature everyone!  Bon appetit!

Posted by Kathryn Acciari, Brand Ambassador and Business Coach (Century 21 Real Estate) over 10 years ago

I don't cook breakfasts since I prefer cereal or fruit - so yesterday my son and husband were hankering for a breakfast place.  It's a bit far to travel to MA - so we need a place like that near us!

Posted by Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate (Baird & Warner Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Great post for localism.  Congrats on the feature spot.

Posted by Kirsten Lindquist, Realtor - Sonoma Wine Country (Pacific Union International) over 10 years ago

Margaret:  It is a once-in-a-while visit for us to go to Hoo Ya's.  But when we want breakfast, there is no question where to go!

Kirsten:  Thank you - I'm having fun with this one.  :->

Posted by Kathryn Acciari, Brand Ambassador and Business Coach (Century 21 Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Wish I lived closer!    Breakfast out is my favourite...even over going out for dinner.

Posted by Li Read, Caring expertise...knowledge for you! (Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring)) over 10 years ago


Sounds like a winner. i may just stop there on my way to NYC this Saturday for my grandson's first birthday.




Posted by Elliott S. Topkins, Massachusetts Real Estate and Title Atty (Topkins & Bevans-etopkins@topbev.com) over 10 years ago

The name alone makes you want to check it out. I'm hungry just reading about it.

Posted by Cheryl Ritchie, Southern Maryland 301-980-7566 (RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com) over 10 years ago

What a description - better than any commercial I've ever seen. Texas French Toast...Oh, now you've done it!

Posted by Lee & Carol Barbour, REALTORS, Mountain Living Team in Murphy NC and North GA (Murphy and Hayesville, NC; Hiawassee, Blairsville, Blue Ridge GA) over 10 years ago

Kathryn, what a great diner! I love diner food and breakfast for breakfast, lunch, and dinner! Lucky you to have such a great place so close by -

Posted by Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC (Keller Williams Capital Properties) over 10 years ago

Hi Kathryn ~ I get out your way to go antiquing and to hit the bookshop at Sturbridge Village - and for the Brimfield Flea Market of course! This place sounds great - I'll keep my eye out for it.


Posted by Elizabeth Bolton, Cambridge MA Realtor (RE/MAX Destiny Real Estate Cambridge, MA) over 10 years ago

I'm very proud to say that my father owns this establishment. We've been in business now for almost 16 years. Time sure flys by. We first began our business in Sturbridge on Rt148 but it was so small for us that we had to expanded. Moving to Brimfield was a huge step because my mom and dad did not know if we would still have the same amount of customers or not. However, moving to Brimfield has been amazing for us. I work there 5 days a week, sometime cook, sometimes dishwasher and also waitress. I love my customers all very much! The atmosphere is very family like. We love to joke and have a fun time. Hope those who have never experience a wonderful time decided to take a ride out and check us out. It's well worth the money, I promise!!

Posted by rachel almost 10 years ago

Hi Rachel.  It is so great to hear your story.  Next time I come in, I will be sure to introduce myself.  My family and I love Hoo Ya's!

Posted by Kathryn Acciari, Brand Ambassador and Business Coach (Century 21 Real Estate) almost 10 years ago