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Prairie Whale

178 Main St, Great Barrington, MA 01230-2226
+1 413-528-5050
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good35%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (16 reviews)
“fried chicken” (28 reviews)
“brick chicken” (13 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
178 Main St, Great Barrington, MA 01230-2226
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11 - 20 of 182 reviews

Reviewed 22 March 2017

We love this restaurant - always a warm welcome followed by an often changing and always delicious menu. It's a great addition to the area,

Thank LaraHoltz
Reviewed 20 March 2017

This was delicious comfort food and such a great atmosphere. We visited after sun down and the inside is dimly-lit. It felt so home-y and comfortable. If the Welsh Rarebit is on the menu, try it. It sounds odd on paper but the taste is...More

Thank Thelma A
Reviewed 19 March 2017

One of our favorite GB spots. Farm to table, Englishy food. Cozy in winter and In summer, kids can play on lawn while we wait for food or linger afterward. I would eat here every week if I could.

Thank Bsmsservetar
Reviewed 7 March 2017

I always try to arrange to eat at Prairie Whale when I go to GB. The food is great (best burger!), they have a good selection of beers, and dessert is always special. So far I have been for dinner in the fall/winter months, when...More

Thank dianabtesni
Reviewed 2 March 2017

One of the best meals I have ever had! I had the pork goulash with spaetzle (one of my favorites that is so rare to see on a menu!) and it was so flavorful. My husband had the steak and it was so buttery and...More

Thank cournishhen
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We have eaten here quite a few times now and have nothing but awesome experiences. The food is well cooked and inventive. The wait can be long, they do not take reservations.

Thank m0m6
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Delicious food with very chill vibe and one of the best dinner-appropriate rock playlists ever. Excellent and varied wine selection. Very good draught beer selection. And a great menu. My wife and I have been up to Great Barrington several times in the past few...More

1  Thank angemasterange
Reviewed 17 February 2017

We sat at the bar. Had nice conversation with the bartender. Had delicious sandwich and omelet. And argued about who would be the designated driver since the wine list is really impressive. The fact that this place was packed at lunch says a lot, too.

Thank HamTech87
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Together with my wife, we had a dinner yesterday at the Prairie Whale because most of the places in the town were closed. The menu was not very exciting. Four dishes with a chicken (KFC?). We had goulash. It was good, but very small portions...More

Thank Chris K
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

The Prairie Whale's signature dish is well worth a try... But is not shy on salt so if you've issues with such things let your server know in case the saline solution can be mitigated... If not, you can opt for another of this locals'...More

1  Thank cjdreaminn
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Could you accommodate a party of 45 for a dinner party? Looking at Saturday, September 23, 2017. Thank you, Charlotte Fyfe
6 April 2017|
Response from Justatravel | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. Suggest you call the restaurant.
Is it handicap accessible? Or at least reasonable to get in and out of?
7 May 2015|
Response from webwords | Reviewed this property |
I think so but not sure. Check with them.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
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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