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Prairie Whale

178 Main St, Great Barrington, MA 01230-2226
+1 413-528-5050
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (21 reviews)
“fried chicken” (32 reviews)
“brick chicken” (17 reviews)
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
178 Main St, Great Barrington, MA 01230-2226
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We dined here based on a recommendation; which we cannot repeat. Their limited offerings included several sea food entrees that had sold out! Some of nightly specials had also sold out. Some offerings were, in fact creative, but failed on execution. Service was matter- of-fact....More

Thank Ray S
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

The Prairie Whale is a good sized restaurant with a full bar and extensive wine list. It was a Friday and the restaurant was crowded when we arrived. They do not take reservations although they may for larger groups. The actual wait was about 20...More

Thank grislandfd
Reviewed February 28, 2018

There are not many exciting dining options in the region so we appreciated stumbling on to the Priarie Whale. Not far from Lakeville/Salisbury, where we were based. People were friendly and it felt like everyone was welcome as though at a friend's house. Menu was...More

Thank dowzer
Reviewed February 22, 2018 via mobile

If Williamsburg and Massachusetts had a baby...great food, lovely staff, wonderful wines and all round fab location for foodies and anyone that is impressed by thoughtful food. Great for groups as well as individuals. Super hot.

Thank Mrs_V_NYC
Reviewed February 20, 2018 via mobile

Our second visit was as wonderful as the first. Great service and wine list. One thing though, had the $100 porterhouse for two. Steak was like butter but didn't come sliced off the bone. Hard to navigate with the Ace hardware steak knives.

Thank Juan S
Reviewed February 18, 2018 via mobile

This place is quirky and old and has charm and character! The music plays indie classics and funky tunes while you eat a home cooked fresh from the farm meal. The burger is more than just a burger! It tastes clean and real! Sodas are...More

1  Thank Stefmacapple
Reviewed December 18, 2017

Fantastic locally sourced food, the fried chicken and chicken tikka masala were fantastic. Great cocktails as well- the hot apple cider with bourbon and ginger liqueur is new house favorite, I had to buy the ingredients! The staff was great, friendly and accommodating. Highly recommend...More

Thank David Z
Reviewed November 14, 2017

ok people if your in a rush and think the staff is only serving you then do not go here. However if you want good food and a real experience and staff that is knowledgeable then good here. The food is good and the staff...More

2  Thank James T
Reviewed November 8, 2017

stopped here with the family for brunch on a sunday,sooo good the bloody mary had fresh shaved horseradish,dont ever see that,outstanding bloody! the menu has all the usual brunch items,but prepared differently,unique the root veg soup was great ,best ranchos huevos ive ever had! everything...More

1  Thank greg033
Reviewed October 18, 2017

It's Great Barrington, so let's get real. They don't take reservations, when you hear the wait is 15 minutes it's 1/2 hour, the restaurants are funky, it's busy and noisy. We ate kind of early so the wait wasn't bad, Jess at the bar was...More

Thank Les N
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 178 Main St, Great Barrington, MA 01230-2226 (Formerly Bell and Anchor)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Berkshires  >  Great Barrington
  • Phone Number: +1 413-528-5050
Brooklyn food pioneer Mark Firth has brought to the Berkshires the same rustic and delicious food he served at his previous restaurants, Marlow & Sons and Diner. Our menu changes daily as we use only the freshest produce, and source locally as much as we can.
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