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Prairie Whale

178 Main St, Great Barrington, MA 01230-2226
+1 413-528-5050
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good35%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (16 reviews)
“fried chicken” (27 reviews)
“brick chicken” (13 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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178 Main St, Great Barrington, MA 01230-2226
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Reviews (176)
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was Suggested by our hosts that we should have dinner at the Praire Whale, it was very good even if it was a tad pricey !

Thank Timsnapper
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed my dinner here, service was good and so was the food. I had the brick chicken my co-worker had fried chicken (I had entree envy). Probably due to the jalapeño butter served with the corn bread... I will say if you like salt...More

1  Thank Chrissie O
Reviewed 26 March 2017

I went there with my family and it was an amazing dining experience, the atmosphere was really nice, the also have a bar, well stocked and they have local IPA the food was amazing, very comforting. Out waitress (Hannah) was very good and helpful with...More

Thank kristen1971
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

We sat at the bar and the bartenders were terrific. Shared the goat cheese plate, rabbit skewers and hamburger. Everything was fantastic, but it was a rare opportunity to get really excited by a burger. Wow!!! Dessert was amazing too.

Thank JillWP
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 8 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 3 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
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Could you accommodate a party of 45 for a dinner party? Looking at Saturday, September 23, 2017. Thank you, Charlotte Fyfe
7 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?
8 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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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.