Bernie's

4
1095 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Located in Jenkintown, PA.

*Please Note: We do NOT accept reservations for the patio!*

Offers

  • Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available

    Mon - Sat 4:00 PM - 9:30 PM

    Offering Happy Hour Monday-Friday 5pm-7pm! Join us for selected discounted food items and drink specials!
What 1095 people are saying
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4.1
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foodielover
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

It was ok not enough food on the plate for the price

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JoanH
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We waited over one hour for our dinner of three hamburgers. The kitchen was overwhelmed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food wasn’t bad. Fries came out cold but were quickly replaced.

KT
vipKymberlyT
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food4service3ambience2

They are obviously very very very understaffed. In addition, there clearly is no one making decisions who has experience with seating and kitchen timing. The food was the saving grace.

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KevinF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food4service4ambience4

50 minutes from the time we ordered our meal till it arrived. And we ordered off the menu! I love Bernie's, but c'mon. Our server shared there were not enough cooks in the kitchen.

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MiguelM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service4ambience1

Bernies is not like it once was. I know places are hurting due to the virus but they should be at leasting letting people know. Our reservation was at 6:15, we got there about 5 minutes late but still didn't sit till 6:40 after we just decided to sit at the bar. The bartender was working the bar and tables. After about 5-10 min they finally came over. They were out of everything I wanted to order so I had to quick decide on something else cause I knew if I didn't it would be another 10 min or more before they got back to us. They put the order in and 7:30 rolls around and still no food. We had an event at 8 and had to leave so we ended up cancelling the food order. It was only at that time they told us they only had two cooks. I understand things are tough with employment but they should have at least let us know so we could have decided to go somewhere else. The bar was sticky, flies fly around and kids running around screaming. It's a shame cause I really enjoyed this place but I probably won't ever be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Our food never came after an hour and a half wait, and the server never checked on it/apologized. We saw many other tables leave without their food as well in the same period. 3 servers for the entire restaurant, including the bar and outside. More and more patrons kept coming, but we saw less than 10 dishes actually come out from the kitchen in over 2 hours. Would never go back, would never recommend, and would advise any other restaurant in the area if you actually want to eat food.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The lack of management is clearly evident within Bernies. I made reservations for a party of 7, prior to arriving I was called by the hostess to confirm the reservation and asked if I wanted indoor or outdoor dining. When we arrived I went to check in with the hostess(the same one I talked to on the phone and clearly already had forgot she had called me 30 minutes prior, once again being asked if I wanted indoor or outdoor, 20 minutes later I had to go back in and ask again if the table was ready. Again, totally forgot about us. Table was still not ready, had to go back over seating preference again. After finally being seated our waitress came over and immediately informed us that they are understaffed, she had too many tables, and we should have not even have been seated as it could be up to 45 minutes to get food out. The combination of her bad attitude and making the restaurants problem now my problem was already off putting. It would have been nice if the hostess would have just been honest up front and I could have made other arrangements from the beginning verse being stuck not being able to find somewhere else to eat. After waiting 1 hour and 20 minutes after being seated 4 of the 7 meals finally came out and we could not wait any longer as we had other arrangements to attend. The entire time our waitress was over whelmed and rude. Not a single person there looked like they even remotely cared about how poorly run the place was. Such a disappointment and will not return.

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Foodie
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible food, terrible service. Never again. Messed the order. No tea selection. Waited for over 30 min for eggs. Potatoes were so overcooked, they looked like charcoal. Eggs undercooked. Cold rubber toast. The worst bacon I have ever tried. Dirty cups, plates, glasses.

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GBall
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service2ambience4

Saw our waiter to take order and never again. Had to request our checking after waiting

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TanMan
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Atmosphere was good. The food was good. The service was okay. Had a good time with the family.

JB
JonB
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a nice dining experience at Bernies Restaurant the other day, Michael was very nice and everything was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Smoking shouldn’t be allowed! Other than that the food was great, waitress was awesome but the hostess had an attitude.

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RachelT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I was sat after the time of reservation and had to wait for my server to come over for a while BUT the minute she did she explained her delay. They're short staffed like other places and she had other tables. She was extremely personable and attentive immediately after greeting us. The food as always was amazing and I love the ambience.

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vipMichael
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

The French toast and pancakes were good but the place seemed dirty and no one had on mask except us and a few others. Also the bacon was very bad and the fruit was old. I wouldn’t recommend this place for brunch.

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Gerridoc
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

A good place to meet with friends. Food and service are good. Some new additions to the menu would be welcome.

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ChereeW
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

It was beautiful and the food was great. Would go back

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PatrickFitzgerald
Los Angeles
55 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

One tries to be extra patient during these times. Our server brought our food after a reasonable amount of time but didn’t notice that we had no silverware or napkins on our table. Sour our food sat there getting cold as we first flagged down the bus boy who we then saw serving two other tables without bringing our silverware. Then we had to flag down the waiter (more minutes passed) before we finally got our forks etc. Just made it memorable and the restaurant made no offers to make up for the unpleasantries

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience1

Experience was ruined because there were flies everywhere. All over the table and landing on the food.

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patricia82
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made reservations for 1:00 had to wait only ten minutes to be seated. Our server was friendly and came right away. Food was great, I had the big guy. At first they forgot my bacon and syrup but it was bought back right away. It’s a little noisy inside with everyone talking but still fine. This is our second visit and I will be back.

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vipCandycane
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

You can never go wrong when your dining @ Bernies!

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JackG
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bernie's always has great food, great service whether you sit at the bar or at one of the tables inside or out.

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None
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Service was excessively slow - took 45 minutes to take our food order, then an additional 35 minutes for our food to be served

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vipstreamers
Philadelphia
46 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Trying to be fair here: we went on a Saturday night and the place was busy, but not nearly at capacity. The table next to us was quite loud. They did not appear to be understaffed at the tables, but the kitchen might have been. Our food took quite a long time to arrive and some of it was barely warm when it did. Two of the items we ordered turned out to be unavailable at 7:30 pm. Aside from that, the quality was pretty good and the wait staff was attentive and eager to please. Hard to recommend it based on this experience, but I'm guessing it would be a lot better if we were to return at a less hectic time.

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vipGayleR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

ALL they had for dessert was cheesecake. Really? So we gave our dessert business to someone else. Burgers were blah. I never got my appetizer. Won't be going back.

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sal1107
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Great for Outdoor Dining! I would recommend reservations. Although we made the reservation for 3pm, they were hospitable and called to let us know the kitchen is closed between 3pm-4pm. Apparently when making the reservation on Open Table, this information is not available. We were able to change the reservation accordingly.

Since our reservation was for 4pm, the restaurant was experiencing a change in shift and the kitchen was re-opening. This was not a problem but I would recommend to the manager that the host/hostess should make sure to greet each party and be sure to share a welcome smile. Since I arrived early, I noticed several staffers tended to talk to each other around the front door. Don't get me wrong, the host/hostess was pleasant and tended to guests but seemed not as focused. I've noticed this before on other visits but assume this may be due to little experience or not enough manager presence.

Once our party arrived, we were seated promptly and orders taken. It was nice to sit outside without a crowd, given the pandemic. The food was a little slow coming out but it was good.

They could use a little help in keeping the grounds of the outdoor dining area clean. It may have just been timing but we had to switch tables when I noticed an army of ants descending on a bread item left under the table. We moved to a different table early-on but if the place had been more crowded that may not have been an option. Suggestion: Check/clean the grounds under table/chairs when clearing tables.

Overall, a good experience. Lots of Parking. Easy to make reservations. Varied menu selection. Indoor/Outdoor tables were well-spaced. I'm sure I'll be back again. Again, we very much appreciate the phone call mentioned above. Thanks.

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vipM2020
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Brunch but missing items.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Food was good as usual. A little short handed and waitress could not keep up like others on staff. Asked for drinks with food and got them after we had eaten. Then ran my card for someone else’s bill. Over all still like Bernies but hesitant to return to this location after this past experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a nice experience

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Kelm
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Everything was good except the kitchen was extremely slow.

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MarleneH
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Gina, attended to all of our dietary needs.

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vipDeana
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Bernie's was a great place to have dinner on an absolutely beautiful, non-humid summer night! BTW, the sesame crusted ahi tuna is one of the BEST dishes on your menu!

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KellyG
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Adorable place for lunch. Great outdoor seating.

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aFantasticMeal
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food. Great outdoor seating. Service was super friendly, but lagged a bit. Wasn’t in a hurry, but could have used my wine earlier.

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YoriC
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Very cold inside and our server forgot about us but the food was delicious

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TADows
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Overall tasty food, great atmosphere and service !! Would definitely recommend for brunch or lunch !

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Missed up our order and brought our food slow

JS
vipJaymeS
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Ordered the hot wings and they were so undercooked that the bone in the center was still cold. They replaced them with no issue, but replaced them with overcooked wings that only left that burnt taste in my mouth. I also didn’t eat them after trying one. They removed it from the bill without question, thankfully.

Other than that the place as always is clean and beautiful decor. Plentiful outside seating.

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LisaP
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Initially, we were seated outside at a table in the sun. We asked the hostess if we could change to a shadier table, or eat inside, and she said no. There were a lot of shaded areas with empty tables. The manager had to intercede and ask hostess to move us to a different table. Everyone received a bottle of water, except our table. Otherwise, the food was delicious and we were still able to have a good time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The service is kinda of slow and the food takes a long time to come out.

FAQs

Bernie's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 572-5927.

Bernie's is rated 4 stars by 1095 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.