Bernie's

4.1
1007 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Located in Jenkintown, PA.

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

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  • 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!
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDB21
Philadelphia
56 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Went to one of our favorite neighborhood restaurants with some friends. Since it was raining everyone was inside and it was crowded. Food was really good- had grilled cheese on Texas toast - very yummy. Our server, Mike, did an adequate job - I’m sure all servers are super busy & over- extended these days so we had to wait for a bit before he came back to take our order. It was ok because we weren’t in any hurry.
Always have a good meal though!!

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Carra
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food2service5ambience4

Bernie’s is a nice spot for the suburbs. It’s spacious and has a great patio. The noise level was better during our 06/2021 than previous times. The food was disappointing. We ordered the vegetarian cheesesteak and the vegetarian Bahn Mi. They looked almost identical. The Bahn Mi lacked the tons of veggies and the flavor I associate with the sandwich. On the up side, the service was friendly and attentive. We enjoyed our first real restaurant experience in many, many months. We will likely go back because of convenience.

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Maciel
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always a great experience at Bernie’s! My only issue was the arrival of the food. It took way too long but I do appreciate our server keeping us in the loop about the arrival of our food.

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vipspike
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The blueberry pancakes were great and our server was attentive.

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KarenC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

I ordered the crabcake sandwich. Presentation and taste were not good. The cake was burnt and falling apart in the bun. For dessert I ordered carrot cake. It was poorly sliced. Again, served crumbling apart.

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StevenA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Service was ok. Took 30 min to get a beer. Waited additional 30
Minutes for a cheese plate. Additional 30 min for dinner and when the food came out 2 orders were wrong and no meat on the cheese steaks. Nearly 2 hours for a meal. Was not servers fault. Kitchen was totally slow . It was busy but not that busy.
Disappointed! Been going to Bernies since their original location in Oreland.

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LatiyaG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My first time at this venue. I was pleasantly surprised.

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TiffanyG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great drinks. And the Karl burger is always juicy and cooked to perfection.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my daughter here for graduation. Great service and delicious food .

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vipBILL
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

It took an hour from the time we arrived until the food arrived. I realize in these trying times with lack of help there can be extended waits. This however at a restaurant that was not that crowded was a little in excess

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koalatraveler
Raleigh
82 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Brunch on the Sunday before Memorial Day. Eggs benedict and she had Huevos rancheros. Both were good. The guys delivering food need to pay more attention - both plates were not hot. Barely warm. Still good.

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SashaLC
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good, server was great, price is fair, drinks are good

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Dianne
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Service is slow, food was cold and not good at all. In addition, the place was over packed with no place to walk and barely move your seat back and forth. Highly overrated.

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Brendan
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was absolutely phenomenal! The food was outstanding and the ambience couldn’t have been better! But the server apologized for any small delay in service and was amazing!

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Amphibious
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall2food5service3ambience5

Basically a reservation is not a reservation at this point. You make a reservation and then get there and are told that you'll have a 30 min wait and 30 min at your table to eat. This was only told after arrival, not when I called the day before to confirm the reservation. Food is great but being given a 30 min dining deadline is nothing I would pay for.

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Howard
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The brunch menu is very nice and the food and portions were very good. Our server, Layla, was excellent. We have enjoyed burgers here a number of times but this was our first try at brunch. We will return.

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Rita
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at bernies was nice ! Food and drinks were excellent! Can’t wait to go back to try more dishes. The blueberry margarita is a must !

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food service was amazing and there blueberry lemon margaritas are to die for ! Amazing food wasn’t disappointed at all

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PA68diner
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We usually love it here, but were very disappointed this time. We weren't seated for 20 minutes past our reservation time which would have been even longer if we hadn't opted to go with outdoor seating in 90 degree weather, and then our meals took a very long time to come out. The food was not up to its usual level when it did come out. The waiter did apologize for the delays, but it didn't make up for the issues. We will try again I'm sure, since this was the first time we had complaints.

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DianeC
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

NEVER AGAIN!!!!! We had a very poor experience at Bernie's this past Sunday. I had reservations for 12:15. We did not get seated till 1:00. After being seated we were given water and an order for drinks was taken. At this point it was 1:20. About 15 mins. later they came to take our order and we notified our waitress that we needed to leave by 2:40. We waited till 1:55 until we asked our waitress about our order status. When she came back to our table she told us that she had "bumped up" our ticket. Again, we waited until 2: 25 and at that point we had had enough. We got up and left out of frustration and disgust! The manager never once came over to check on the tables. VERY, VERY DISAPPOINTED!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Absolutely terrible service

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vipMaggie
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Not sure if the are understaffed but wait time for food was beyond long, I mean 1.5 hours!!

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BethanyClark
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Bernies was our choice due to vegetarian choices. Did not know only brunch was served. No vegetarian or vegan choices. Extremely disapppoointed. Home fries were delish... Our favorite. Wait staff very good. Will not go back on Sat or Sunday due to the menu. Disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Made a reservation for 7:30, was seated 50 minutes later while others who came in after our party without reservations were seated. When your party is a group of people with Type-1 Diabetes, eating on time is very important. Nothing was done to accommodate us and no apology was made by any member of the staff. The hosting and management team here have a lot to learn. Thankfully the food here is still good, and the servers were competent and responsive, but we are all very disappointed in the quality of the other staff. If you can’t seat someone at the time of their reservation or even within 5-10 minutes then just don’t take reservations!

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PKSa
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Had to wait 40 minutes from our reservation time. food was served quickly and the drinks were nice as were the waitstaff. The food was pretty good lacked much creativity. The tuna portion were meager and the color was off. The mussels were awesome. The fish and chips was too breaded. The Bahn Mi was nice as was the petite filet. Just not over the moon for cost. Still a nice spot.

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vipSeabass
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience2

Absolutely pitiful! Reservations for 645pm. We waited for one hour and I eventually made my own table in the corner to the dismay of the clueless staff. This was a birthday party and we could not leave for somewhere else. There were 6 people working the front desk together who did keep apologizing, yet would do nothing to help create tables. There were at least 7 OPEN tables sitting uncleaned the entire time we were there.
They claimed there were 'just too many reservations for one night'. What? Isn't that the point of using OpenTable? There was NO manager to be found. The manager most likely was hiding in the back with his thumb inserted into his rear because the crowd was so furious. What an absolutely horrible way to conduct business. Your selfishness and poor management is disgusting. You lost at least 20 angry parties that night just in the 2 hours I was there. Now starts the normal progression: more customers lost, employees lost, restaurant empty, restaurant closed for good. All because the owner is too lazy to even have a care of what is going on in his restaurant. Food is also d-quality, poor at best. I will notify as many people as I can about this lame slop diner and they will pass it on. Bernie's is the embarrassment of Montgomery County PA.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience1

All in all a very disappointing experience. We went to the Glenside location expecting to enjoy a Friday night date night 5/21/21 and were seated across from the bar originally before moving to a quieter location. The empty quieter room was closed we were told due to some large reservations but the tables were set up for small parties so we assumed it was not used due to a lack of servers. My medium well burger was mostly pink inside and no one every asked me how my meal was. This might have been due to the mouse that we saw under the table we were originally seated at. I discretely told the bartender about it but no one was in a hurry to approach it or remove it so we asked for a box for my spouse’s meal, left my burger and exited. No one from management said anything. Date night in 25 minutes. Sent Bernies an electronic note and never heard back.

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vipTerriJ
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Our waitress seemed to have way too many tables and she forgot our drinks and seemed really embarrassed when i asked her to make sure we'd not been charged. I go here all the time and love this place. I think they were short handed and this is not the norm.

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TeriM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The music was extremely loud in the speakers outside... the food, drinks and service was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love...love...love this place!!!!!! Everything from the food to the service was AMAZING!!!

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BarryG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Waited 30 minutes after reservation time to be seated, then 15 minutes before a server came to the table, then another 35 minutes before we got our food. The food was okay, but the service was not.

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upggrade1
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined outside. Food was delicious. Perdect.

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judyh
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. We go there often and also to Bernie’s in Hatboro

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JonB
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

My Mom, Sister and I had a wonderful experience dining at Bernies yesterday for my Birthday. We did have to wait though for around 10 Minutes or so, but it's ok, it's the weekend, overall, everything was great.

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BridgetC
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

The food was great and so was the atmosphere. But they were out of alot of stuff and short staffed so it was very slow.

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JamikaR
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Unfortunately, I have to say this was the worst experience I've had in a long time. I'm sure it's probably due to shortages but it no excuse for not even trying or apologizing for delays. 12:30 reservation did not receive our food until 1:50 with no explanation is Unacceptable !

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MaureenPowers
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Very cute place- but it was under staffed, food took over 1 hour to come out, they ran out of one of their specialty cocktails. It was like they forgot about us, eggs weren't warm when they came out. I would try it again, but was very un happy with how long everything took.

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AvaS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We had a 20 minute wait even with a reservation. Service was slow. We weren’t informed of unavailable menu items until we tried to order them. Server wasn’t informed about beverage menu. Server didn’t advise a kid menu was available on line even though a child under 6 was at the table. Food was fair.

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vipDeana
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Since it was a beautiful Saturday, we ended up sitting at a high top next to the bar, not outside. It was still a terrific meal. The service -- most of which was done by the bartender -- was aces. I'd ask for that table again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

In the past, we have had a good experience with Bernie’s. This time wasn’t great. We made a reservation (outdoor) for 6:30pm for five people. When we arrived, we were told it would be a few minutes until we would be seated. Four trips to the host stand and 45 minutes later, we finally were seated. We noticed that there were a number of tables open outside and finally we just suggested that they put two next to each other. The idea that we had a reservation but had to wait 45 minutes to be seated is ridiculous. Also, the beef was over cooked and the service was slow. We won’t be back any time soon.

FAQs

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

Bernie's is rated 4.1 stars by 1007 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.