Say Cheese! Restaurant & Cheese

4.7
404 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Say Cheese! Restaurant and Cheese brings updated creative American classics to your plate. A full service restaurant rooted in a love for cheese and local flavor, discover unexpected menu items that challenge your tastebuds or get back to basics with cheese plates and pairings that bring a world of flavor right here in West Reading.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 404 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience4

All dishes except my soup were luke-warm and not hot. Most likely due to a server not being as attentive to the checking on it being ready. She was on her second day and very pleasant and the manager/owner checked on how she was doing. We chose not to throw her under the bus as she was very personable and young. It was not that busy either.

The French onion soup was very good thanks to some excellent gruyere cheese that stood out in the blend of cheeses. The mushroom tart would have better hot instead of barely warm. The crust was unremarkable and a bit too dry.

The idea of the toffee pudding was better than the execution of the idea - again temperature was an issue and the flavors in the cake part needed more spices to make it more interesting and it absolutely needed more caramel sauce with the sauce being hot or at least very warm which it was neither.

Not sure about going back since we came from Hershey to the area and there are other places which I have enjoyed more in the past not far away.

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Angel
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This place was excellent. Having our charcuterie board explained was extremely nice, the duck confit macaroni was wonderful. The only downside was that we were off to the side of the entrance in the main dining area, it was a cold night and we kept having a blast of cold air as people came and went. Overall, will definitely be back again.

JB
JasonB
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife requested to go here for her birthday...she loved it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This meal was deliciously cheesy! We loved everything from our appetizers to our desserts, and the service was great.

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vipDianeV
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great cocktails! Great food! Wonderful service from Carlos!

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reginah
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was prefect!! Great service, food and drinks!!

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vipLongballjb
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The restaurant is close to my daughter’s college and we love the place. We go whenever we are there to visit.

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AzulaMurdra
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was spectacular. the atmosphere was delightful. 10/10

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Wess982
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant by far! Quality food, service and atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service staff and lovely Valentines weekend deal.
The "chocolate covered strawberry" dessert for the weekend was amazing!
Thanks again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food! Good service, very nice ambiance. A must try when you’re in the area!!

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MichaelK
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Say Cheese! is one of my favorite restaurants, hands down. The food is always excellent, their servers are friendly and helpful, and the ambiance is very nice.

KM
KarolineM
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and excellent service! Will definitely be back again!

SJ
StacieJ
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was cheerful and responsive, and the food was amazing as always. That's what is so great about Say Cheese -- the consistency. Keep up the great work, we will be back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Really long wait time for food and a lot of smoke from the cooking area

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LaurieW
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. It was our first time out in a long time. The restaurant was very clean. We were greated with a smile. Our table was ready as soon as we walked in. And the food....... the food is amazing!!!!!!!!

DB
DeniseB
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. First drinks were a little slow to the table.

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Wess982
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, atmosphere and service are always fabulous! It is one of the few restaurants we feel comfortable dining in during Covid times. We can’t wait for the cheese shop to open!

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vipcndirector1
Philadelphia
92 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and great atmosphere! We eat here several times a year and are never disappointed!

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SteveD
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Fantastic restaurant. Food was great as was ambiance. Only issue we had was waitress forgot our appetizer. Apologized and offered to bring it with meal for free or free dessert in its place. I would definitely recommend and we will be back. Mac and cheese was crab meat was delicious

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CynthiaG
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The food menu has changed, our go to items like the fried pickles and the say cheeseburger have completely changed for the worse.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fiancé and I had such a wonderful night. We wanted to go out and enjoy a night to ourselves- since wedding planning takes over our weekends. We love Say Cheese! And are so happy they are open again!

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KevinB
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food and service were excellent. A bigger menu selection would help.

RH
RobinH
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant! Food was delicious and service was top notch!

MA
MARO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent and the food was delicious! Perfect night out!

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MichelleH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was wonderful and the food was fantastic. Best French Onion soup!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

I asked for no onions and pickles on my burger, unfortunately it still had it on . And there was no removal of that from my bill. So make sure you get what you ask for.

JD
JasonD
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The only reason service was marked down on my review was there was miscommunication about our cheese plate. We did not want meat on it and the plate itself arrived after our entrees. We ended up taking the meat home so as not to waste it.

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vipAlan
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A little short-staffed, so service was drawn out, but a great experience overall.

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ChrisR
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Beautiful, interesting and delicious. The food is always amazing here. One of my favorite restaurants in the area.

MC
MatthewC
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A real gem amongst a already vibrant and fun culinary scene that is Penn ave in West Reading .

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KathyH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A little pricey but enjoyed! Prices may be high because of the Covid pandemic and restaurants are finding it hard to survive.

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Alf180
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was delicious last time we visited, especially the friend pickles. We were disappointed that they changed the friend pickles. They were very salty and could barely taste the pickle. The rest of the food was good, but not as good as our previous visits. Tables did not seem 6 feet apart and we were seated right next to other diners even though there were other empty tables.

MD
MichaelD
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was a unique experience in that its a cheese market in the front with what were retail store displays turned into dining tables area. The food was excellent and definitely a step up from the typical chain restaurant experience. The server was professional and very good. Would definitely consider going back again when the need a break from the usual restaurants.

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TarenC
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Food tasted mediocre. Bourbon salmon was very dry. The sauce was cooked onto it, it was hard. Don't order portabella stuffed mushrooms. Extremely bland and super dry. The fried cheese curds were good. Overall very expensive for very little amount food and poor taste on the dishes.

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EdmustFormerLIHamburg421
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

👍 Our meal was fantastic sitting was great food was different but very good good choice of adult beverage products definitely want to come back and try their brunch great atmosphere as well.

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JacobC
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Great Service. Food was good but the French Onion soup came out warm at best. Also i tried to make a reservation online for 7:00 but was not able to until 7:30. We showed up at 7 anyway and half the restaurant was empty and we were seated right away. Strange.

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DawnH
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was great. Local parking was hard to find.

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vipChrisR
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of Berks County’s best menus!

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BooDaddy
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their three variations on mac & cheese are great. I had the salmon mac&cheese and my wife had the fried brie and the soup de jour. All were great. Nice spot that feels more like Portland OR than Reading PA.

FAQs

Say Cheese! Restaurant & Cheese offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (610) 406-5390.

Say Cheese! Restaurant & Cheese is rated 4.7 stars by 404 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.

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