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Bernie's

3.9
3.9
1310 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Located in Jenkintown, PA.

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

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Gastro Pub, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–9:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Sat, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (215) 572-5927

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Bernie’s is more than just your favorite neighborhood restaurant, it’s a place to gather & create memories. We designed Bernie's with private parties in mind...the bar area, the fine dining area & the outside patio can be customized to fit groups of 20 to 150.

  • Private party contact

    Rachael Cammarota: (215) 572-5927

  • Neighborhood

    Glenside

  • Cross street

    Wharton Avenue

  • Parking details

    Large, free private lot

  • Entertainment

    Live acoustic Thursdays 8pm-12am! Sunday Jazz Brunch 11am-2pm!

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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 1,310 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. KE

    KelliE

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great local spot for delicious food, great drinks and top-notch service.
  2. k

    koalatravlr

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience3
    The brunch food was good. Our waiter was good, when we could find him. We went here from May to August 2021; 8 to 10 times. Then stopped because the food went downhill as well as poor service. With reservations, we were never seated within 10 minutes of our reservation time and wait staff was clearly burnt out. This past Sunday: The front desk staff give the impression of not caring. Maybe they are overworked or under-trained. Getting a mimosa or drink took way too long. More than 15 minutes for a simple drink order. We will try again in a year, only because Bernies Highland Ave is close to home.
  3. E

    Eibbed55

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Sat outside Very pleasant server but seemed shorthanded Would def return Ahi tuna delish
  4. L

    Lauren

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great outdoor space! Kind and patient servers. Attentive staff.
  5. KR

    KatieR

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Very poor experience for Father’s Day brunch. Too many complaints to list.
  6. MM

    MrsM

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    very busy, quality of food not as good as when restaurant is not crowded.
  7. M

    Milligoat

    Philadelphia

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Decent menu with lots of solid bar food sandwiches and entree choices for meat eaters and vegetarians. Wide selection of beer and wine. Light on mix drinks selections from menu. Friendly, pleasant service. Wait times a little long for seating (15 minutes after reservation) and long wait for food after ordered but no problem since we built in some buffer time expecting a good place like Bernie’s to be busy on a Saturday night. We will come back to try more! Thx.
  8. CE

    CathyE

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience3
    I made a reservation in advance but when we got there we still had to wait a long time for our table. When we were seated they put us next to a party with loud children. We ordered then there was a couple seated after us that got their food and were finished before were received our food. Worst service ever! We will not be returning!!!
  9. TI

    TIARAA

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food1service1ambience5
    The food was terrible and I was there for their brunch menu. Our server was the bartender so he really could not attend the table as he should have. I will not be back.
  10. T

    Tina

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    Wasn’t real impressed. It took a while to acknowledge us when we got there. The shrimp and grits and eggs Benedict were not good. The service was not good and it wasn’t too busy. I don’t think short staffing had anything to do with it. Ordered pancakes and potatoes. Did t give us syrup or ketchup. When she finally came by we asked for it. It took 10 minutes to get it. We were almost finished. I would also consider it over price considering the service and quality of the food. I would not recommend.
  11. JM

    JasonM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Terrible. Sticky table from the last patrons. “Thai BBQ chicken’ was nothing like Thai BBQ chicken. Will definitely not be back.
  12. BG

    BrendaG

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    It was a nice restaurant but I’m sure I could’ve been a lot better. As soon as we walked in we were greeted by a server who told us that the host hostess and the was
  13. DO

    DeborahO

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    We were here for a special occasion. I've been here before and it wasn't this bad previously. They didn't have some of the menu items that we were asking for, the dishes were not cleaned well and replacements had to be requested for which the waitress replied "those are just dishwasher spots!..", like ok, let us injest soap. Everything took a very long time and she kept leaving to ask questions, but not returning quickly. I'm not sure if I'll come back again.
  14. S

    Sara

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    We have been to Bernie’s a few times recently and just visited again last night. It doesn’t seem like they’re paying too much attention to cleaning. The menus were were given both had a few large, crusty (ketchup or another sauce?) stains one them. The chairs were also dirty and had what seemed to be ketchup on them as well. We sat outside and there was crushed food under our table (there when we were sat) that had attracted a slew of ants. The food is generally very good, but some of the service doesn’t make a lot of sense. Kids seem to be welcome (high chairs and crayons, etc. are available) but they seem to have a lot of trouble actually serving them. Both this time and one before when we asked for a plastic cup, we were told that that isn’t something that they have. We can make do with a regular glass, so no big deal, but both times someone showed up with one that they had managed to find later in the meal. Both times it seemed like the servers were surprised that they offered them. This could be totally down to supply chain issues, but the staff seems really confused about what they actually do have. Our food last night was great, but the kids macaroni and cheese is baked in the same dish they serve it in, so when it comes out it is dangerously hot. While this isn’t a huge deal for adults, little kids could potentially be burned by this, so it would probably be better to just transfer it to a cooler dish post-baking. Our server didn’t really seem to get this and seemed confused when asked for a small plate to spread it out on to cool.
  15. NM

    NancyM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    This was my third visit to Bernie's in Glenside, but the first time I've eaten inside (because it was hot outside!). They were very busy at this lunch time hour with graduation parties so the noise level was a little high, but not annoyingly so. Food was very good--my cheeseburger was delicious and cooked as requested. Hand cut fries were good. I would recommend Bernie's to others!
  16. AK

    AmyK

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    I made a 6pm reservation since we had to leave by 7:30pm to get to a show. We were seated at 6:20pm for our 6pm reservation, but by 7:15pm, still hadn't received our meal. Admittedly, we were 10 minutes late - I called twice to let them know I was stuck in traffic but both times got voicemail. We didn't get to order until 6:30; appetizer arrived at 6:50. When dinner didn't arrive for another 25 minutes, we cancelled our order, paid and left. In their defense, they were gracious about cancelling our orders. So disappointed.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    They were short staffed in the kitchen so it too almost 1 hr to get our man in course. Waitstaff was great and quick to get our bill so we could make it on time to our show.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time at Bernies before Abington’s graduation!
  19. j

    judyh

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Weather was so nice. Food was delicious as always! Outside eating is so pleasant there.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    Service, ambiance was excellent. However, the food was not as good as my last experience. I had the omelet and home fries. All the cheese was not properly melted and the home fries were horrible. They were not seasoned, too hard and practically burnt on the outside. I had this same order a few weeks ago. At that time the food was excellent. Hope you didn’t change cooks.
  21. HW

    HillaryW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I made a reservation at Bernie’s for after my Children’s high school graduation ceremony. Bernie’s did an amazing job honoring my reservation, giving us the requested accommodations for disabled family members and our server was the best! The food was fresh and delicious! Thank you Bernie’s for helping my family make great memories on such an important day for us.
  22. A

    Angelica

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to spend time with your family. Or as a couple. Or sit at the bar. Southern burgers are insanely good there. Great place!
  23. MM

    MrsM

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Everything was good, but the grits had tons of unneeded salt. Service was good. Will go back.
  24. MK

    MarianneK

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great brunch location! We love that they take reservations and the service is great.
  25. p

    peanuts10250

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mussels were excellent! Great beer selections!!!!!
  26. DN

    DianeN

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Good happy hour specials prices good food good waiter professional
  27. VS

    VinceS

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    I felt the service was great, the two chicken sandwiches, my guest felt it was rubbery, I had the big guy breakfast and it was good but the presentation look like it was piled on a plate other than that my family felt the food was good
  28. AC

    AnneC

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food was excellent but the service was slow.
  29. W

    Wanda

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    It was a nice atmosphere but not the same Bernie’s it was before the pandemic.
  30. B

    Bird

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    The hosts are rude and give off the vibe that you’re interrupting their side convos when you approach them to check in. No smiles or greeting. Our waitress was sweet and attentive, but 2 separate bus boys were being sloppy/rushing grabbing dishes off of our table and dumped drinks on 2 people in our party. We were in nice clothes as we had somewhere to be after dinner and neither of them said “sorry” or offered to get them napkins. The waitress was very apologetic even though it wasn’t her fault at all. The menus were super dirty and crinkled and the food is alright. It’s unfortunate because Bernies has definitely taken a turn for the worse and this was even before the pandemic. Would not choose to go back anytime soon.
  31. DE

    DickE

    New England

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    This is a great addition to the Abington/Jenkintown restaurant scene. It has both a lot of interior and outdoor seating - which is particularly nice during the pandemic. The food is a cut above what I expect from a tavern/pub. I ordered an old staple cocktail - a Tom Collins, and the bartender did a great job making it even though it wasn't on their list of specialty cocktails. I also had the crab cake dinner - and both the crab cakes were very good with lots of crab. I will be coming back here regularly whenever I'm in the Philadelphia area.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice place but limited menu and not great beer, as I see it. The front end staff is untrained on how to greet people professionally and it shows time and time again. Like the place Though.
  33. HK

    HollyK

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Was running late and called to ask if our reservation could be moved back 30 mins and they did so graciously. Was a busy time and our waitress was a trooper keeping up with the crowd. Got us in and out in time for a show at the Keswick
  34. M

    Mimom

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Bernie’s has been my go-to place this year. I usually get a burger because they are outstanding but I ventured into crab cake territory and found a new favorite. My dinner companion loved her hamburger and fries. The noise level was lower than usual because most people took advantage of the mild weather to eat outside. Service, as usual, was excellent!
  35. FJ

    FrancineJ65

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My sister and I have eaten here before, and we love the food.
  36. NH

    NancyH

    New York Area

    92 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Food was excellent. Service left something to be desired. Food was timed poorly, coffee was served cold, never a check back to see if everything came so when one person was losing a meal it was quite a while to get it.
  37. M

    Matilda

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    I want to love it but first impression, the hostesses were not enthusiastic, the menus were all worn and dirty and it was freezing in the place. Thanks our waiter Steven was great however and patient with my drink order indecision. My kids live up the street and they love Sunday brunch so maybe next time I will try that. The food is ok, my friends loved their crab cakes. My chicken dish was ok because the rice was too moist. Just please get clean menus!
  38. D

    Dinner

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Very busy and under staffed. Food was good but tables were not cleaned properly.
  39. SL

    SharonL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Mother’s Day Brunch!!! Food was delicious and drinks were perfect!!!
  40. D

    Dredbeck

    New York Area

    47 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Bernie's was slammed on Mother's Day and was understaffed. Waited to table 30 mins after reservation and orders were taken almost 30 minutes later. Had to ask for utensils. Food was served to party of eight over 20 minutes. Table and floor we filthy. Heat was not on and we had to eat in coats. Coffee was ice cold. Smoked salmon was discolored and very salty...

FAQs

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

Bernie's is rated 3.9 stars by 1310 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Wharton Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Glenside

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–9:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Sat, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Gastro Pub, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Large, free private lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Live acoustic Thursdays 8pm-12am! Sunday Jazz Brunch 11am-2pm!

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (215) 572-5927

  • Private party facilities

    Bernie’s is more than just your favorite neighborhood restaurant, it’s a place to gather & create memories. We designed Bernie's with private parties in mind...the bar area, the fine dining area & the outside patio can be customized to fit groups of 20 to 150.

  • Private party contact

    Rachael Cammarota: (215) 572-5927

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