Bernie's

4.1
1177 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!
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ZakiyyahS
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly environment, food was good, Great Hospitality.

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SuzyQ
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I only gave four of five stars because having made our reservation for 6:30 pm on Saturday night, we arrived and the place was packed. There were no tables inside, so we would have had to wait for an inside table. Given that there did not seem to be any space with the current Covid virus variant running amuck, we decided to eat outside in the tent with the firepits. It was rather brisk, but adventurous. Our waitress, Crystal, was terrific - very attentive and accommodating!!! Shout out to Crystal!!!! So, my less than perfect rating had to do with non-availability of our table, even though we had a reservation. Still good food and good value.

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Chris
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My family and I have been to Bernie’s Glenside many time. Always had a good time with good food. I made a reservation for our party of 8 a few days before our visit. We had 2 children with us. When we arrived, most tables were already full. Several were open. We had to wait almost 40 minutes for a table. Our hostess asked if we wanted to eat outside. It was 20 degrees. She said it’s hard to accommodate a party of our size. I explained that’s why we made a reservation. We would never just show up without one. She made no apologies or attempts to pacify us. When finally seated our server was wonderful and food was great as always. It will be a long time before we return with a large party again.

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SharonB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing. I highly recommend! Perfect atmosphere too

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JeanineR
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Shelby, was delightful. Both the food and beverages were just right.

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vipKaren
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good: service was great: bartender was friendly: Manager came over and talked to us: He is doin a awesome job.

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LoriF
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed brunch very much and would go again. It is loud inside but still very nice.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Although our party of four was seated quickly and food order taken, the wait for food was long. However, everyone’s food was received at the same time. The portions were good but unfortunately NOT tasty, the fish and burger were unseasoned and overcooked! Restaurant ambience is nice…. But DELICIOUS food is EVERYTHING!!! …. I will not be returning! ONE LAST THING, during these Covid/ Omicron times it seems irresponsible that waiters and bartender who provide close contact service were not wearing mask. 12/31/21

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LydiaN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was outstanding and service was very friendly

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JonB
18 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I had a nice dining experience at Bernie's yesterday. I enjoyed the food and drinks and look forward to my dessert. Will definitely be back.

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PatD
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

First time at Bernies . We were going to the Keswick. I was upset at seating as I booked in advance and noted that it was my husband's birthday.They put us by the door and it was cold outside. They tried to put us outside the noisy kitchen. That being said we thought the food was very good. I made sure our waitress knew again it was my husband's birthday but when it came to dessert cold coffee and a piece of cheese cake slapped on the table. Would like to try again as the food was good.

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KathleenG
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so delighted when the staff (MOD) was willing to turn on the outdoor fire pit for our group. Just days before Christmas, no one felt comfortable sitting indoors for our reunion with a friend who arrived from Arizona.

Our Waitress was so welcoming and didn’t complain once about having to be out in the cold. She told us she was from Tennessee and I know it was cold for her as well. The Karl burgers were delicious and the drinks were great. I ‘m sorry I don’t remember our server’s name but I know she was from Nashville Tennessee. Would highly recommend Bernie’s for the food and for your service.

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LynnK
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just loved the Christmas music provided by a live artist, really added to a wonderful brunch with friends. The seasonal drinks were outstanding, too.

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CarolB
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Happy Birthday celebration for my 89 year old mother was made even more special by the live holiday music with a soloist who got the entire restaurant to sing happy birthday to her! Good food, service and ambiance made quite a special occasion never to be forgotten! Thanks so much! Carol B

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BDwy
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

I have been to Bernie's many times and the food was just not good this time. Everything was a bit overcooked. Burgers were dry and there was nothing medium about the burger I ordered. It was so well done it was dry. Mussels we ordered were also chewy and the sauce/broth could have had more flavor. The service was great - friendly staff and the food and drinks came out quickly.

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TPerry
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

I was very disappointed. The service was non existent. I would offer coffee it came 10mins later with no sugar or spoon. Then I had to want another 10mins to get what I needed to drink the coffee. Of course by that time it was cold. The drink from the bar I order was the same, but took 20mins for that to come. And the list goes on. I will not be back.

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BSGR
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place!! Food was delicious and fresh. Service was excellent. Will definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My great nieces 7th birthday. She wanted to do brunch. We tried the first Bernie’s. They overbooked and sent us to Hatboro. We had the upstairs to ourselves. The staff was very nice, very accommodating and friendly. I believe we will go back to the Hatboro Bernie’s from now on.

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EdwardS
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We have dined here many times however the last several times the food as well as the service have not been consistent.

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vipfoodlover
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch never disappoints! We had pancakes, home fries, shrimp & grits, and eggs benedict. Also amazing pointsettia mimosa!

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vipNicole
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere - fireplace is a nice touch! Service was friendly and attentive and food was great!

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vipKaren
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Liked the way the food was presented. Our dinner was good. Tyler, the bartender remembered our name. Very nice guy n makes great drinks.

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VeraP
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

There was not much that we liked on the menu for a basic brunch. The menu breakfast selection involved to much other add ones to pancakes, grits, etc. There was nothing offered as a plain simple breakfast which I was looking for on that day. Just wanted some pancakes, grits and eggs.

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SkippyD
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

A nice restaurant overall. Unfortunately their seating near the bar area is pretty crowded. Brunch was tasty and the mimosas were good. They were crowded so I can forgive the service being a bit slow. Only issue I really encountered other than being a bit squished in at our table was gnats/flies divebombing us. This is my second time there in the past few months and we had the same issue with the flies last time too.

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Sophie
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience1

The food and prices at Bernie’s were good. Not amazing, but good enough. All of the servers and staff were very friendly but nobody was wearing a mask in any capacity, which made us feel uncomfortable and unprotected with regard to Covid. The main problem with the restaurant was that in the dead of winter, there were flies and gnats flying around the dining area. It was disturbing and upsetting. In addition, the chairs were so small that they could only comfortably fit a very small person or a child.

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Meena
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great, staff was friendly and attentive, and dining space was very clean.

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AaliyaM
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

I chose this restaurant for my birthday celebration. While waiting for our table we asked if they could move the menus on the bench by the hostess desk so everyone could sit down. When we were seated at the table, the waitress approached-Gia; she didn’t introduce herself and appeared to have an attitude. We were very confused by her demeanor. It took her over 20 minutes to come back and take our orders. She rushed to take our orders and she forgot to take the last person’s order. When the food arrived: one person’s burger was burnt, everyone’s home fries were burnt, I was missing fries, another person’s fries were cold. Someone ordered a hot chocolate and the waitress gave her a cup of her personal hazelnut creamer she said she had stored in the restaurant’s fridge. In the age of covid that is extremely unsanitary and unsafe. We called the assistant manager-Crystal over to show her the burnt burger. She said she could make another one but it would come out the same way-burnt. My friend decided to order French toast with a side of sausage instead. The sausage were also burnt but her french toast never arrived. My friend asked the waitress what happened to her order. The waitress screamed to the top of her lungs-“you all have been rude the whole time, so I’m just going to walk away before I freak out.” My friend went over to the hostess desk to tell the assistant manager what happened and she never looked up to speak to her. She said ‘you all have been rude the whole time from the moment you asked me to move the menus to sit down’. Afterwards the general manager-Markell came over and dropped the check on the table. He never asked us what happened. Then when we tried to speak to him. He balled up the check, walked away and told us “we could go.” There was no accountability from the upper management. When we left out the restaurant, we were met by police officers that the general manager

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disappointed
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Bernies brunch was good but not great. My Eggs Benedict was luke warm and the yolk solid. The waitress was not attentive to our needs and she and others stood around the hostess desk. I had to get up to ask for more cream while they seemed to check their smartphones. Most people seemed to be waiting for their meals far too long as I noticed people checking their watches and sitting without food long after we received ours.

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HollyK
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were promptly seated greeted offered menus drink orders taken food orders taken. great selection and wonderful offerings everything was amazing the food was delicious the Panko crusted goat cheese is to die for. Great pre-show location if going to the Keswick. Would come back again!

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vipCYetti
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a consistently good meal with nice drinks and great atmoshphere.

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LynnK
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was great, very caring. Food was great, as usual. We also bought take out that was delicious, too.

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JonB
18 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I had a nice dining experience at Bernies Restaurant yesterday, I enjoyed everything from the food, sodas, cocktail, dessert everything. My waiter, Christopher, was very nice as well.

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kathy
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very relaxing experience.

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CarolynG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

I have been coming to Bernie for quite a while now and I was very unhappy with the shrimp and grits this time. There has been other times where they have been delicious but this time and other times I find that if they have a different cook the shrimp and grits are horrible. They were watery and bland, the sauce was not the same. I don’t understand if you are following a recipe why the shrimp and grits wouldn’t be the same every time. Next time I will send them back. Ugh!

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SherandaM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience1

We didn’t have the best service. Our waitress wasn’t too accommodating nor very friendly.

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DB21
Philadelphia
65 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our neighborhood place to gather snd eat!! So nice. Our server was excellent- ate outdoors with my friend- wish I had remembered her name!! She went above & beyond despite being short- staffed!! Food was very tasty- crab cakes, sweet potato fries & French onion soup!! Overall- A+

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CarmenPM
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food is alright. If you ask to substitute something on your plate for something else you’ll be charged a full side price rather than a substitute price. Well done burgers pretty much are burnt, we thought the second time that would change but we were wrong.
Make sure you let them know how you want your bacon cooked, we got ours as crunchy as the coal in our grill and didn’t enjoy it.

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EBycer
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Showed up at 12:10 for a 12:15 reservation. Didn't get seated until 12:40. The hostess asked me if I wanted to sit outside even though reservation was made to eat inside. If people make reservations to eat outside and the weather is bad, don't sit them inside and make the people who made reservations to sit inside wait. It isn't my problem they didn't check the weather of bring a jacket. Immediately gave the waitress our order at 12:42. Left at 1:10 without getting our food because we needed to be somewhere. The food isn't good enough to wait over an hour to eat, when you made a reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience2

We waited an hour to receive our food and when I received my shrimp and grits they were cold and lumpy. When I asked to speak with the manager, I was told that he was cooking meals.

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vipAndreDawson
Philadelphia
49 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience3

Brunch was a disaster for waiting. Due to covid they are understaffed. Made RSVP had to wait 30min longer. Server was the only one in the area. Took 30 min for a drink and food to another 45min. I love the place but they need more staff. They are running around and very overwhelmed If you want to wait then you will love it.

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 1177 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.