So many places to dine, so little time. That may be your lament in this region, where you'll find an eclectic dining scene and plenty of opportunities to sample Yankee cooking at its finest.
A Taste of History
From hearty chowder to baked New England scrod to lobster pie to Indian pudding, if it's traditional Yankee cooking you're seeking, the dining room at the Publick House (277 Main Street/Route 131, 508-347-3313 or 800-PUBLICK,
Another historic dining choice is the Cocke 'n Kettle Restaurant (240 South Main Street/Route 122, Uxbridge, 508-278-5518,
For one blowout eating experience, make reservations for the main dining room at the Deerfield Inn (81 Old Main Street, Deerfield, 413-774-5587 or 800-926-3865,
A culinary blast from the past also awaits at the Old Mill (Route 23, South Egremont, 413-528-1421), a 1797 grist mill and blacksmith shop turned restaurant. Or chug on over to Sullivan Station (Railroad Street, Lee, 413-243-2082,
Bluebonnet Diner (324 King Street, Northampton, 413-584-3333,
For a taste of New England at lunchtime, grab a sandwich at Hayfields (48 Main Street, Northampton, 413-586-7114), a Vermont-style deli.
The Northampton Brewery (11 Brewster Court, Northampton, 413-584-9903,
For beer brewed in the Berkshires and hearty burgers and sandwiches, head for Barrington Brewery & Restaurant (420 Stockbridge Road/Route 7, Great Barrington, 413-528-8282,
If you're in the mood for soup for supper, the sixteen-ounce Super Bowls of clam chowder, lobster bisque, and other hearty seasonal soups at the '6 House Pub at The 1896 House Country Inn and Motels (Cold Spring Road/Route 7, Williamstown, 413-458-1896 or 888-999-1896,
Bountiful, all-you-can-eat buffet breakfasts featuring pancakes, French toast, scrambled eggs, home fries, bacon, sausage, ham, milk, juice, coffee, tea, and pure maple syrup (hungry yet?) are served on weekends during sugaring season (late February through early April) and in the fall at High Hopes Farm Sugar House (Route 112, South Worthington, 413-238-5919 or 800-627-5374,
Didn't think you could enjoy a luau in New England? Then you haven't heard of the Hu Ke Lau Restaurant & Dinner Theater (705 Memorial Drive, Chicopee, 413-593-5222,
If your accommodations have a kitchen and you'll be cooking breakfast in, stop by the Otis Poultry Farm (1570 North Main Road/Route 8, Otis, 413-269-4438 or 800-286-2690,
Dining at the Red Lion Inn (30 Main Street, Stockbridge, 413 298-5545,
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