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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%
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“brunch” (23 reviews)
“fried chicken” (34 reviews)
“brick chicken” (18 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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178 Main St, Great Barrington, MA 01230-2226
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The people who liked this place must have been to a different restaurant. The food (we went for brunch) was not terrible. But the use of random combinations with ingredients that require you to use the dictionary on your iPhone doesn’t make it good either....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank RichardP5682
Reviewed 22 October 2018

Based on other reviews tried it out. Arrived at opening and seated in a nice country style room. Orders taken promptly and meals delivered appropriately. For the cost of the meals, the food was average at best. Service was good from one server and not...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank James T
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Food is pretty good but doesn't match the price. One needs a flashlight to read the menu. a cheeseburg is $18.00, yes that's eighteen dollars, and comes with fries from the bottom of the pan. Steak sandwich is good but also overpriced and comes with...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Dennis P
Reviewed 2 October 2018

A pre/night before-the-wedding gathering and the hosts couldn't have been more accommodating. They had their regular Friday night crowd with a wedding party. And, their house red was terrific. Well done.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank billcamera1
Reviewed 27 September 2018

So brunch on a Sunday for 30 people …… where, you may ask ……. The Prairie Whale of course! Great brunch - we had an area all to ourselves for trophy giving, photo taking, drinking and over all celebration after the end of a great...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank JoBeth13439
Reviewed 27 August 2018

We had a nice meal at the Prairie Whale. Maybe a little bit pricey, but the food certainly was good, and the dishes were very interesting. And we loved the quote on their sign!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank MattyC97531
Reviewed 21 August 2018

We were lucky to land an outside table after trying to go for many years. My husband loved the HUGE plate of pork ribs. I enjoyed my fish despite the bones (I was warned by our fabulous waitress Heather!) The plates are plentiful and the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Jennifer R
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

My partner read a couple reviews about the restaurants’ creative cuisine and fun loving patrons - so we decided to pop in. And glad we did; we had a fantastic dinner! We started with the chilled cucumber soup and the smoked trout crostini - both...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank TravelingPatrickNYC
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Love this restaurant. It's vibe is just great....and everything that we've had has been just delicious. Great beers...great wines. And great music too!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank markdmarc
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

This has to be an amazing restaurant if we chose it twice in one week!!! Great selection of hand picked wines from France. The chef is incredibly talented as he pairs flavors together that enhance the whole meal. My wife ordered the fried chicken (...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank Monica B
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
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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