Best of the Berkshires: Food



Haflinger Haus Restaurant & Inn

The Adams dining room and tavern specializes in Austrian dishes such as authentic Wiener Schnitzel, Goulash and little noodles called Spatzle.

17 Commercial Street, Adams

(413) 743-2221

Fine Dining

Haflinger Haus Restaurant & Inn


Haflinger Haus Restaurant & Inn

Buffet Restaurant

Old Country Buffet

Chain restaurant Old Country Buffet offers breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and comfort food.

555 Hubbard Ave., Pittsfield

(413) 499-5795

Italian Restaurant

Mazzeo's Ristorante

The Italian restaurant is a second generation, family owned Italian-American eatery, featuring pasta, chicken, veal and seafood.

1015 South Street, Pittsfield

(413) 448-2095


Best Burger

Five Guys Burgers and Fries

A national favorite for burger lovers on the go, Five Guys is a popular burger chain that lets you pick your toppings of choice.

660 Merrill Road, Pittsfield

(413) 499-5900

Asian Restaurant

Koto Hibachi Steak House

Sushi platters and a hibachi grill -- which includes fried rice or fried noodles for hibachi dinners -- honors Japanese cuisine.

795 Dalton Ave.

(413) 770-7128

Steak House

Koto Hibachi Steak House

Sashimi, tuna, yellowtail? Koto wins again for fresh Japanese flavor.


Koto Hibachi Steak House

Chicken Wings

Olde Forge Restaurant

Order different flavors of chicken wings, from sweet and spicey to crunchy and moist with sauces.

125 North Main Street,


(413) 442-6797



Desperados Fresh Mexican Grille

Both Mexican restaurants -- one in North Adams and another in Williamstown -- cook made-fresh-to-order Mexican dishes, such as smoking fajitas, with homemade salsa and pitchers of margaritas.

23 Eagle Street, North Adams

(413) 346-4664

246 Main Street, Williamstown

(413) 458-2100

Margarita Bar

Desperados Fresh Mexican Grille

Dessert Place

Chocolate Springs Café

Silky caramel? Hot chocolate a spoon can stand up in? The Lenox café offers speciality drinks, pastries and boxes of chocolate, with an assortment of milk and dark chocolate.

55 Pittsfield Lenox Road, Lenox

(413) 637-9820


for Breakfast

Red Carpet Restaurant

Family-run and full service, Red Carpet serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, from clam rolls to prme rib.

69 Park St., Adams

(413) 743-9781


Kelly's Diner

An eggs-and-homefries kind of place, Kelly's serves comfort food.

860 Dalton Ave., Pittsfield

(413) 442-1875

Place for Lunch

Rainbow Restaurant

Craft beer, wood-fired pizza, Sunday brunch -- the Rainbow wins for comfortable and classy mid-day meals.

109 First St., Pittsfield

(413) 443-0002


Rainbow Restaurant

Fast Food


Frosties and patties carry the day.

Sports Bar

Mazcot's Sports bar & Grill

For pool tables, broadcasts, nachos, wings -- and edamame -- Mazcot's draws in the fans.

490 Pittsfield Road,

Route 7, Lenox

(413) 499-1101

Hot Dog

Hot Dog Ranch

Traditional dogs carry the day.

20 Linden St., Pittsfield

(413) 499-0055

Sandwich Shop

Angelina's Submarine Shop

The number of locations may suggest Angelina's longtime popularity.

133 Elm St., Pittsfield,

(413) 499-8892

657 Main St., Dalton,

(413) 684-1178

100 Dalton Ave. Pittsfield,

(413) 443-9875

306 Wahconah St., Pittsfield,

(413) 499-5541

97 W. Housatonic St., Pittsfield,

(413) 443-7928


The Olde Heritage Tavern

With a fish-and-chips-style pub menu, microbrews and more, and live music on Thursdays, the Heritage tavern draws a crowd.

12 Housatonic St., Lenox

Ice Cream


The old New England stand-by with the chocolate sprinkles and Fribbles earns top marks.

145 Housatonic St., Lee,

(413) 243-3535

505 Pittsfield Road, Lenox,

(413) 442-4151

841 Dalton Ave., Pittsfield,

(413) 443-0282

245 State Road, North Adams,

(413) 664-4300


Sugar to Go

Debbie Rosier opened her cupcake shop last September with cake, muffins, turnovers, cannolis, cheesecake, pies and coffee -- and the locals have clearly taken notice.

219 Elm St., Pittsfield

Donut Shop

Donut Man

Good for a sweet tooth and a view over Pontoosuc Lake, Donut Man catches travelers on Route 7.

1653 North St., Pittsfield

(413) 443-6161

Bagel Shop

Bagels Too

Readers choose their favorite downtown cream cheese fix.

166 North St., Pittsfield

(413) 499-0119

Coffee Shop

Dotties Coffee Lounge

For breakfast sandwiches, baked goods, sandwiches and wraps with ingredients from local farms, coffee and tea, Chemex coffee makers and a comfortable place to sit with a laptop, locals gather at Dottie's indoors and out.

444 North St., Pittsfield

(413) 443-1792

Health Food Store

Guido's Fresh Marketplace

Valencia oranges, fresh scrod, double gloucester cheese, egg noodles. fair traid coffee and fresh-squeezed orange juide -- Guido's keeps its title for high quality and organic food.

1020 South St., Pittsfield,

(413) 442-9912

760 Main St., Great Barrington,

(413) 528-9255

Fresh Seafood

Guido's Fresh Marketplace


Guido's Fresh Marketplace

Farm Stand

Whitney's Farm Market

With a farm market, garden center, petting zoo, giant wooden tractors to climb on, corn and blueberries in season, ice cream and more, Whitney's combines food fresh from the field, hardy herbs and flowers, and family fun.

1775 S. State Road,

Route 8, Cheshire

(413) 442-4749


Price Chopper

Berkshire locations vary in size and character, and readers come back for more.

495 Pittsfield Road, Lenox,

(413) 443-5449

555 Hubbard Ave., Pittsfield,

(413) 442-7696

88 West Park St., Lee,

(413) 243-2238

320 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington, (413) 528-8415

245 State Road, North Adams,

(413) 663-9415


Price Chopper


Harry's Supermarket

Harry S. Nichols and his wife, Alice opened Harry's Real Variety Store in 1914. A hundred years and three generations later, the business consistently earns commendations from readers, especially for its meat counter.

290 Wahconah St. Pittsfield

(413) 442-9084

Liquor Store

George's Liquor Store

George's offers beer, wine, liquor and cigars from many parts of the world -- this month they are hightlighting wines from Chile.

19 Elm St., Pittsfield

(413) 448-8989

Wine Selection

George's Liquor Store


Ozzies Steak & Eggs

A family restaurant with regular car shows -- including one today, June 19, and more on July 10 and 31, Aug. 14 and 28 and Sept. 11 -- Ozzie's has catered Berkshire celebrations for many years.

26 Maple St., Hinsdale

(413) 655-8309

More Best of the Berkshires

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Best of the Berkshires: Pets

Best of the Berkshires: Professional Services

Best of the Berkshires: Recreation and Outdoors


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