Say Cheese! Restaurant & Cheese

4.6
335 reviews
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Say Cheese! Restaurant & Cheese serves the West Reading & Berks County Community with a retail artisan cheese shop that carries 75+ artisanal cheeses and products that compliment the cheese world.
We also house a full service, 72-seat restaurant featuring unique grilled cheeses, soups, cheese plates and our signature 6 cheese mac n' cheese! We pride ourselves on making everything from scratch and with lots of love.
. In addition, Sunday’s are a real treat at Say Cheese! We host a Sunday Brunch that is second to none that features classics like Eggs Benedict. But the really fun menu items are Breakfast Grit Bowl and the Breakfast Burger.
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TD
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Say cheese is a hidden gem in an reviving section of Reading, PA. The menu is always changing and using local produce and meats. The whole atmosphere rocks!!

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P
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

We have dined here maybe 7 times, always enjoying our experience up until this last visit. I don’t know if they have new cooks or not, but the food was sub par this time. It pains me to leave this review because I’ve thoroughly enjoyed everything that has touched my palate from here n the past. I will start by saying that the smoked salmon deviled eggs were delicious. Our friends thought they were way too salty. I ordered the lamb burger. As it was definitely cooked to my liking, it was overwhelmed by grease and way too much feta cheese. A friend ordered the cheese curds appetizer. Again, way too greasy and honestly tasted liked fried mozzarella. One of the biggest let downs, was that they are no longer BYOB!
This won’t be my last visit here, but I will strongly suggest other places for dinner before I mention Say Cheese as an option again.

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A
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great. Service was, too. We were gabbing and visiting a long time. And never felt rushed. But still tended to. A lovely experience!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was delicious, waitress was nice however Once we paid the check waitress no longer asked if we needed water or anything as we still sat there enjoying each other’s coming on our night out. We probably would have gotten / paid for more drinks as well.

No dressing on my salad, had to ask for it.

Greats atmosphere

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M
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unique menu. Server was more than happy to accommodate special requests and do separate checks for our large group. Love using Open Table for reservations, super easy. Will definitey return!

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JW
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Their menu is unique and changes with the season. I've enjoyed each and every meal I've ever ordered there.

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RH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great menu, great food, and great service! We'd like to see Kombucha added to the non-alcoholic drink selection, though.

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AS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been here 3 times and each time Say Cheese does not disappoint. This time we made sure to leave room for dessert and WOW. My husband is not a cheesecake person and does not give out compliments readily, but even he said the red velvet cheesecake (which is a red velvet cake with cream cheese icing and a cheesecake center) was "fantastic." I opted for the 6 cheese mac and cheese (which is always perfection) and a hearty french onion soup, while he chose the soup of the day (a rich and flavorful cheddar and broccoli) and the special which was a delicious chicken breast with what seemed like a dijon mustard cheese sauce and homemade ricotta ravioli with broccoli. The ravoli was delicate, not too rich, and filled with the perfect amount of ricotta filling. The chicken was tender and flavorful (come on, I HAD to steal a bite of both). While your arteries would not appreciate regular visits to Say Cheese, your mouth will, and I'm hoping to make dining here a monthly tradition.

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SS
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I love eating at Say Cheese! Their cheese plates are amazing and the honey and jam pairings are perfect! My husband always gets the Say Cheeseburger. Their sweet potato fries are good, but definitely try their regular fries, too! Not Your Mama’s Deviled Eggs are different each week but the ones I have had are very good (especially the ones with crab or caviar). Get one of their specialty alcoholic drinks to go with your meal! And if you like macaroni and cheese, my husband says to get the salmon on top! My favorite meal ever there is the scallop dinner (though they don’t have this all the time). Check out their seasonal seafood options - they’re always good!

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KB
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food but a little on the cold side when it hit our table.

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SA
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sooooooo gooooooood! We had such a great time and I can’t wait to go back!

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R
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great time at Say Cheese. This restaurant is a safe bet on Fridays during lent for meals without meat.
Service was a little slow this time as the restaurant was busy, but nothing that made us want to leave or decide that we wouldn't be back. Check their website for hours as the restaurant is moving towards summer hours soon. Also, check out their Sunday Brunch, it is fantastic!

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A
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious meal and even better dessert!!!

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TS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food and the selection of cheese

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OT
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

There were seven in our party. Everyone enjoyed there but for some reason one person’s main meal came out lukewarm while the rest were piping hot. I had the eggplant napoleon and the harvest ricotta salad. Both were wonderfully prepared. I especially enjoyed the lemon ricotta on the salad. Four had the pierogi meal and all of them liked that as well. The other two were the meatloaf and the prime rib which were also liked.

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SM
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Frickle app great as always, entrees creative, delicious and cooked perfectly, service smooth and knowledgeable, quality wine to boot. One of the best of its kind, not just in West Reading but anywhere.

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KB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The service was good. The food tasted good but is loaded with fat, not very healthy.

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TL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you want something a little different, try Say Cheese!! Excellent!

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JC
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants. Everything has always been excellent.

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l
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Didn’t care for sitting in the front window. I had also asked for a bottle of wine for the table when I made the reservation and it was never received. The food and service for the meal were good.

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LD
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

3 members of our party ordered the Butternut Squash soup that was a special for that evening. We were disappointed in the consistency of the soup, it was very thin. Typically, this recipe is moderately thick and this serving was quite thin. Otherwise our meal was very good.

Say Cheese! Restaurant & Cheese
Responded on March 6, 2019

I'm sorry to hear that you did not enjoy the soup! If there is something you ordered that is not to your liking we are always happy to get you something in place of it. I saw that you gave us a 2 star review. Was that due to just the soup or was there something else we could improve on? We appreciate feedback as we always try and provide an enjoyable dining experience to our guests.

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OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Really like this place. Waitress was great!

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a
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eight of us went for brunch and everyone raves about what they picked. The variety of offerings was impressive. Our server handled the big group with ease. We will definitely go back soon!

Say Cheese! Restaurant & Cheese
Responded on March 6, 2019

Thank you for the review! We hope to see you again soon!

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A
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our appetizer was delicious! We chose the fried pickles. For my entree, I had the chicken salad with hot bacon dressing. It was huge and very tasty. My friend had the Macaroni and cheese. She said it was good but didn't have a lot of flavor. We shared the ice cream sandwich for dessert which was just ok. We had a very nice Mom's night out!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I met a few friends for a Galentine’s dinner. The food was delicious and the service was good. The floor after passing the kitchen into the back room was super slippery though. We were all dressed up and were fearful of biting it hard.

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N
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The red snapper was perfectly done and had great flavor but it was the Lancaster sausage was the real star of the show.

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EE
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In short; the food was incredible, the service was friendly and prompt. I plan on returning and enjoying the rest of their menu in the near future. I would highly recommend this venue.

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m
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A lot of friends were asking questions about the place we went to. People enjoyed the pictures and presentation of the food.

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SH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

For the price I paid I don’t think the food was that great, it was just OK. almost $150 bill for two people is a little ridiculous. The service was outstanding though.

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KO
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing salads that paired wonderfully with the cheese platter. Yum!

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great charcuterie. Awesome Caesar salad. Great dinner.
One of my favorite spots!

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

the food is always delicious. love this little place.

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SO
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I am a Chef in New England. I had a great meal. Great cheese and charcuterie, good Caesar and the lamb burger was awesome. I’ll go back next time I am in town. My waitress Elllen was very good, knowledgeable, friendly and didn’t rush me through dinner. Great service.

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DS
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our meal before a movie. I had the Brussels sprout, butternut squash salad. It was very good. So many flavors. The burgers were great! Love setting out front in the large windows.

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OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great meal and service especially for the area.

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B
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Say Cheese! always has a good selection of vegetarian options, excellent soups, and great service. We will be back!

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C
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Inconsistent food
Sometimes it’s goid sometimes it’s not.
Cheese tastes different every time

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DD
Poconos
21 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food, as usual was very good. Meatloaf was really moist and delicious. Would have given 5 stars, but ventilation was bad (kitchen smell predominated the restaurant). Flirt was dirty, food under our table when we sat down. Otherwise, I always enjoy meals here.

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d
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The restaurant lends itself to casual conversation, it is a nice place with excellent food, I recommend.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 4

The portions of the red snapper were so small they almost look like steak fries. The fish was not the star of the plate,
My wife’s prime rib was well done not rate as ordered. They should give up on prime rib ! I did notice that the owner was not there cooking . It to bad I’ve had many great meals here.

Say Cheese! Restaurant & Cheese
Responded on December 29, 2018

I remember talking to you, and again, I'm very sorry everything was not to your liking. Aside from taking the prime rib off your bill and offering to remake your meal again, is there something more we could have done to make this a better experience for you? We understand you have had many good meals before, and if there is anything that is not to your liking please let us know right away as we always want your experience here to be an enjoyable one.

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