Bernie's-Hatboro

4.1
480 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Located in downtown Hatboro on S. York Road. Offering everything from burgers and wings to full entrees and salads as well as pizza.
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4.3
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4.1
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4.3
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4.2
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RobinsonF
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating here and it won’t be my last excellent service!!

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ARC99
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience2

I treated two disabled neighbors to Sunday brunch. Overall, everything went well. The loud live band, however, made conversation quite difficult. I was told that the manager couldn’t do anything about it. I usually enjoy Bernie’s, but this was really disappointing. (I will answer Yes to the next question, but with an asterisk.)

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JackD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Bartenders did not want to serve us. Didn't even make eye contact. Had to wave them down. Wasn't that busy. Very disappointed. First time visit, might be last.

Scheduled thru open table. Had to wait 40 minutes to get seated. Tried to eat at the bar, bartender's were not interested in serving us. Waiter was good! Louis was the only good thing about the place

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vipKrissyH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

First time at this restaurant and will NOT be back. We ordered breakfast and had to send some of it back. The scrapple was hard as a brick and the French toast was dry and just taste like bread. The food took over 40 minutes to come and our waiter was no where to be found. We had to ask other waiters as they walked past for things we needed. The busser had to find our waiter so we could get the check.

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Rose
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Classic sports bar and a nice casual dining option. Super helpful & friendly staff, with great recommendations :)

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food2luvover
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience1

Egg omlet was rubber. Sent it back and replaced by an omelet that was no longer rubber but cheese wasn’t even melted inside and it had no taste. Then a string trio came and literally set up right on top of our table. My friend couldn’t get out of her chair without backing into one of the players. Lots of commotion and ruckus around us with setting up amp and cords. Only positive was service.

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DLB1111
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Restaurant is clean and welcoming, and the veggie wings with garlic sauce were great, that's where the positives end. Server was friendly and attentive but was conspicuously absent after food came. I ordered the jerk sandwich and it seemed like I caught the kitchen off guard by ordering it as it was hardly a sandwich, maybe 2-3 ounces of pork and I'm not sure what the cucumber "salad" was that was underneath was, but it wasn't close to what the menu described. This was our second time there and we had hopes it improved since the last time a few years ago, but it hasn't. Not a good value for the money. The menu looks good and there are some great ideas, but the execution is lacking.

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Yummy
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy food, great ambiance and our server, Brandon was fabulous!!

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vipBobbyK
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening at Bernies!

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Powerof3
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a great time, our server was very attentive, but it was a little too loud to talk.

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vipPeter
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

They told us when we arrived service may be slow as they were light on staff and they were training a new person.

Some staff did not wear masks.

Crab cake and salads not so good, the burger was pretty good, fries a bit cold when we got them.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Bernie’s vegetarian selections as well as their seasonal drinks. Our server was very nice. A few things I’d ask for reassessing is the amount of veggie seitan wings we received were about half of what I’ve received in the past as well as the seitan on the Zappa; not as much and before. Also, the weird remixed-DJ style music felt a bit out of character for the restaurant’s social vibe. I’d rather something and but less in-your-face and more chill like downtempo/triphop.

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Kimmm
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Worst place I ever dined at. The food was horrible the service was horrible. Never coming back!

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EdisonTowers
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Our food was good and our waiter Brandon, as always, was great. The new general manager however, was incredibly rude and has zero customer service skills. When I made the reservation through Open Table, I selected “standard seating” , however the hostess initially took us to a high table. I asked if we could be seated at a standard table per my reservation request. She said she would find out and left. A few moments later, the general manager came over and said that they were booked to capacity and that even though we selected standard seating on the Open Table app, she claimed that information does not come through and there really wasn’t anything that could be done about it. After expressing my displeasure, she very reluctantly was able to find us a standard table in the back. This required her to have to separate two small tables. From the time we arrived until the time we left, there were many many open standard tables. We have been coming here on a regular basis for the past few months and really enjoyed it until now. I have to wonder that if they are aware that there is an issue with Open Table, don’t you think they should resolve it instead of disregarding a customer’s request? If the seating selection does not work on the app, then ask them to remove it. Her attitude and tone with me has made me feel like maybe I need to find another place for our Sunday breakfasts. Totally unprofessional!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Fries were fantastic, but pasta dish was mediocre at best. Felt like stuff just wasn’t really seasoned. Kitchen was backed up so I’ll give them some slack for that, but overall it was just a very bleh experience for going out to eat.

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vipQrich
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m so addicted to their Saturday brunch!! I absolutely love going!! Whether it’s with the kids or with the hubby, I enjoy the DJ who plays a well rounded choice of music!! Even the kids want to come every week!! I just love this neighborhood staple!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Our food and drinks were amazing but our waiter was very inattentive and took forever to even take orders!

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PaulD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Have been to Bernies numerous times. Have always had good meals, good service.
We were there to celebrate 2 birthdays and even though they do. Not have birthday cakes they did bring out the desserts we ordered with candles and we sang Happy Birthday. Our service was very good!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cousin’s Brunch...came into to the DJ playing 90’s music. We Loved every second of it!!!

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Yummy
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our server was sweet, but had to be reminded about juice I ordered and never brought the toast for my meal (which I forgot about until we left and then it dawned on me). It also took about 40 minutes to get our breakfast which is longer than usual. The food was delicious. We sat outside,which was nice, but the music went from a reasonable level where I could carry on a conversation with the person I was dining with to very loud and hard to hear. Not sure why it changed while we were sitting there. Yummy selections for brunch and much different than your typical breakfast menu.

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ASBroc
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, it was a bit hot outside in the sun but out server was attentive and we had a great time celebrating my friends birthday!

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JessL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience3

It took over an hour for our food to come out. Management and organization terrible. Server was nice. Will not be returning.

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akiefer
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

brunch was delicious! we ate outside at their cute set up along the side of the building. alexa our waitress was super sweet.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience2

Just horrible service. Waited 20 minutes at table for water. 50 minutes for food. Place wasn’t even that busy. Wait staff didn’t bother to stop by and check on us - hid out. Stay away!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience4

Fish n Chips not so good. But everything else was great. Refresher drink with tito's was awesome.

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vipeMax
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We went as a family and had a full meal with a cocktail. Overall the ambiance was good and food was very good. It was a bit on the expensive side of reasonable and that’s the main reason for why I knocked them down. We also had some confusion with the hostess seating us with brunch menus for the kids and the brunch cocktail menu even though it was a Saturday night. This led to us ordering things that weren’t available at first.

Pretzels and chorizo cheese dip. Great.
Crab cakes. Great.
Triple cheese grilled cheese. Great.
Panko chicken fingers very crispy. Needed some extra flavor. But good.
Blueberry margarita. Great.

They also charged us full rate +$2 for kids beverages. The waitress told us they “used to be free”. Not sure what that’s about. But she did take it off when we only asked about it. So not sure if it was an error or new policy.

I would return. Just know it won’t be a cheap meal. Good for a date night or bar scene.

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SatNightDiner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food and atmosphere is great. Service was extremely slow - non-existent at some points.

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littlelulu68
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal and drinks were delicious as always and our server was awesome!

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Nameless
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience5

This was a bummer from the beginning. We got sat, but there was a miscommunication, so we had to ask for a server. We put in our appetizers and did ask for more time to place our order, however, we finished eating our appetizers before a totally different server took our order. None, and I do mean none, of this was our server’s fault— he was oversat, with a 7 top quite a ways away from our table. When our apps came, we had to ask for plates which we never got, and silverware and napkins because we never were given those either. The appetizers were awesome but the rest of the food was a letdown. We ordered two filets which were supposed to have Jack Daniels sauce but were just covered in A1. Literally just plain, from the bottle A1. My child ate 1 bite, and I would have asked for help with this, but we sat down at 6:34 and didn’t get our meals until just about 8, perhaps a few minutes afterwards, so I didn’t want to risk asking for a steak with no sauce. I expected a Jack Daniel’s glaze, not puddles of A1. Just like a super huge letdown for a $134 celebratory dinner. We didn’t bother with dessert because we had already been there for almost two hours and we just wanted to go home

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The two bartenders were great! Attentive and drinks were always full. The kitchen staff was new, short staffed and struggling. Our app came out with the food, food items were missing, steak was way over cooked and dried out. Love the atmosphere. Hope they get more help to ease service!

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GretchenJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Having previously worked in the restaurant industry and not dining at a prime time, I was disappointed with service received and the disorganized manner in which food came out. A salad sat there over 10 minutes. no utensils. requested the appetizer first. then all the dinner entrees came out with the appetizer and then utensils. Ive since asked around for feedback from others, seems as though the general consensus is that the service is slow unfortunately.

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Kathleen
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love going to Bernie’s for Brunch! The food is good and so are the Mimosa’s!! The staff works hard and the atmosphere is nice.

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vipVicky
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Our reservation was for 6:45 and we didn't get seated until 7:50. The food was horrible. I had to send back my crab cake. Food didn't include the sauces or sides that were on the menu, then when we requested the sides, it took so long to get them, and the food was cold.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Got right in with reservation. Hostess helpful. Waiter, Brandon great!

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Robertab
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience1

we had a reservation for 6:15. We arrived around 6:12. Waited over 20 min for a table. Server and food runner got our orders wrong.....Love the food. Will not go back on a Saturday nite.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Nothing about this place was good, I wish I could give it 0 stars. I get that it was a Friday night but come on. We arrived @ 9:15 and from the start the service was awful. It took 15 min to get our drinks (which were okay BUT way to much fruit/purée, it was like a smoothie that wasn't blended) and then it took 40 min for our food to come. Basically we didn't eat until 10:15. When the food came out it was not good, dry and lukewarm, but by that point we were so hungry that anything would have been edible. I truly was surprised by the service here, seeing as how this is considered an affluent area. I DEFINITELY WILL NOT BE RETURNING. Oh, one more thing, there was no damn silverware at the table!!!!

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BR10
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Such terrible wait time for drinks . Blueberry margarita was so gross. Way to salty .

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gianna was great and very accommodating on their busiest day!

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Ddsdd
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Service was extremely slow, nobody bothered to check. Left without eating food.

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JBar2248
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Our Mother's Day dinner at Bernie's was a good experience. They were able to seat us fairly quickly and accommodate my mother's wheelchair. Service was a bit slow overall, but lately (post-COVID), that seems to be the norm. The food was good and, although the space was pretty noisy, even at the reduced capacity, we still were able to hold a conversation.

FAQs

Bernie's-Hatboro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 672-8118.

Bernie's-Hatboro is rated 4.1 stars by 480 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.