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“An *almost* dive bar.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Squid and Whale Pub & Grill - CLOSED

The Squid and Whale Pub & Grill
Price range: $5 - $16
Cuisines: American, Bar, Mexican, Steakhouse, Seafood, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television
Description: Nestled in a cave-like setting between Spring and Center Streets in Eureka Springs, the Squid and Whale Pub has fast become NW Arkansas' favorite place to be. Live music, late night pub-grub, outstanding food and drink. It's Piratical!
Overland Park, Kansas
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“An *almost* dive bar.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2012

If you are looking for a tiny, dive type bar in Eureka Springs, you won't be disappointing. The prices aren't terrible for a tourist type town and it's mostly filled with locals. It has a semi-pirate theme and they didn't try to hide the rocks that were carved out to make the building. Also, the bartenders were super nice!

Visited August 2012
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English first
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98 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Tourists in a local pub”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2012

We get to Eureka Springs a couple of times a year, and we never come to town without stopping by the Squid and Whale. Understand what it is - this isn't a flashy, manicured tourist trap. It's a local bar, and a very good one. You'll encounter some very unique local characters there, and often get a chance to catch up on what’s going on in Eureka from a native’s point of view. We always sit at the bar, where you can visit with one of the owners – a delightful, down-to-earth couple. When night falls, you’ll often have the chance to listen to a band that plays up-close and personal… just how we like it. Live music, cold beverages, and real people. It doesn’t get any better than this.

Visited August 2012
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Neat atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2012

Great place to kick back & have a cold drink on a hot day (we did that). Then we came back that evening for a few more drinks & listened to a great band. If you are looking for a. Place to give you the pirate feel this is it!

Visited August 2012
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Garland, Texas
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Nice late night hang out”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2012

Good And frendly staff food ok and gret beer on tap

Visited June 2012
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Weatherford, Texas
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Fun place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2012

Fun place, great service. Serves food late. Enjoyed live music.

Visited May 2012
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