Local Restaurant Roundup

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Sometimes the last thing you want to do on vacation is cook. Shopping, prepping, cooking, and cleanup are not always ideal after a full day of sightseeing, activities and adventure in the Berkshires. Whether you’re touring the Berkshires’ historic sites or revving up for night skiing, it’s a bit much to cook three meals a day! With that in mind, we’ve prepared a guide to the best restaurants, pubs and eateries in the area surrounding Berkshires Lake Home.

Local favorites include Elizabeth’s, which is vegetarian-friendly and offers homemade Italian fare. Sherwood Shoppe dishes up comfort breakfast options with family-size portions. 51 Park Restaurant & Tavern is known for its fresh spin on tavern food and its impeccable service. Starving Artist Creperie & Cafe features a fantastic local selection of sweet and savory crepes, breakfast burritos, paninis, salads, and sandwiches. If you’re looking for Bistro-style Italian cuisine, head on over to Once Upon a Table.

Looking for delectable ingredients to cook yourself? Check out the many cheeses, pastas, wine, beer, breads, and more at Rubiner’s Cheesemongers & Grocers. The adjoining cafe and sandwich shop, Rubi’s, is housed in a beautifully restored historical bank and showcases the region’s local produce.

Looking to savor the local flavor? Head on over to Nudel’s for their farm-to-table menu. There is nothing more fresh on this earth!

Other fine local restaurants include Hot Tomatoes Neapolitan Pizza, Barrington Brewerie, and Old Forge.

Taste all the bounty of the Berkshires–cuisine for every season and something for everyone! All close to “home” when you stay at Berkshires Lake Home.




1264 East St, Pittsfield - (413) 448-8244

With family-style service and some of the freshest, most flavorful food in the Berkshires, Elizabeth’s is a true crowd-pleaser. Vegetarian-friendly, the diverse menu fuses local bounties with home-made Italian fare. Order the mushrooms and don’t skip the polenta. Make reservations and bring cash.

Sherwood Shoppe

Sherwood Shop

437 Wells Rd Becket, MA - (413) 623-2338

Rib-sticking, comfort breakfast options with family portions. Order the Biscuits & Gravy, made from scratch with chunky sausage and perfectly poached eggs. Add this stop to your morning stroll and you’ll be set for the day’s adventures. http://www.sherwoodshoppe.com/

51 Parks Restaurant & Tavern

51 Parks Restaurant & Tavern

51 Park St, Lee - (413) 243-2153

Fresh ingredients and a scratch kitchen marry together for a fresh spin on tavern food. Locals and visitors alike rave about the impeccable customer service, friendly atmosphere, and delicious entrees. Start with the Fig & Goat Salad, the Elk burger as an entree, and finish with the skillet Maple Bread Pudding. Delivery services are also available. https://51park.hrpos.heartland.us/

Starving Artist Creperie & Cafe

40 Main St Ste 2, Lee - (413) 394-5046

A fantastic local selection of sweet and savory crepes, breakfast burritos, paninis, salads, and sandwiches. Walking in, you’ll smell the roasted espresso followed by the sumptuous aroma of homemade crepe batter cooking to a crisp. Vegan and gluten-free options are available. Order the Lavender Latte and the Green Eggs and Ham crepe. https://starvingartistcreperie.com/


once upon a table

Once Upon a Table

36 Main St, Stockbridge - (413) 298-3870

Definitely pop in next door to the Red Lion Inn for its historic New England Colonial splendor, but if you’re looking for delicious food, head into Once Upon a Table. Traditional Americana meets Italian in an unpretentious atmosphere that offers handcrafted, Bistro-style cuisine. Order the creamy, handmade gnocchi or their Australian baby lamb chops. Make sure to reserve a table in advance. https://www.onceuponatablebistro.com/

Rubiner's Cheesemongers & Grocers

Rubiner’s Cheesemongers & Grocers

264 Main St, Great Barrington - (413) 528-0488

An impressive selection of imported and domestic cheeses, pastas, wine, beer, breads, and more. The adjoining cafe and sandwich shop, Rubi’s, is housed in a beautifully restored historical bank and showcases the region’s local produce. With local coffee and over 40 different types of goat cheese, Rubiner’s is a hidden gem. http://www.rubiners.com/




37 Church St, Lenox - (413) 551-7183

Slightly tight in terms of seating, Nudel offers a real farm-to-table menu that rotates often to serve the freshest, seasonal local bounty. While not the best choice for anyone with a lot of allergies or diet restrictions, locals rave about their creative menu. Try the Salsa Braised Pork and the Soft Shell Crab. https://nudelrestaurant.com/


Hot Tomatoes Neopolitan Pizza


100 Water Street, Williamstown - (413) 458-2722

Take your slice of hot pie to a peaceful bench facing the river or hang out on their new outdoor deck at the Backriver Bar. Unique specialty pizzas include the Clam Casino, Tex Mex, and Grilled Chicken Pesto. Includes vegan and gluten-free options. Delivery available. http://hottomatoespizza.com/

Barrington Brewery

420 Stockbridge Rd Ste 7, Great Barrington - (413) 528-8282

With all beers entirely made using solar power, the bustling Barrington brewery and restaurant is a must-see for craft beer enthusiasts and foodies alike. Menu items feature elevated pub fare, including burgers, wings, and growlers to go. Try their Cajun chicken sandwich, you won’t be disappointed. https://www.barringtonbrewery.net/

Old Forge

Old Forge

125 N Main St, Lanesborough - (413) 442-6797

Known as the coolest place in the Berkshires, the Old Forge offers a big outdoor deck, great indoor hall atmosphere, and lively bar decorated with local memorabilia. Watch out for long seating times, but the chicken wings are definitely worth waiting for. A diverse and massive beer catalog completes the experience. http://oldforgerestaurant.four-food.com/