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Bern's Steak House

#7 of 1,881 Restaurants in Tampa
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1208 South Howard Avenue, Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 251-2421
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 172
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  • 71
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best steak in Tampa

I went to Bern's recently for my birthday and had an amazing experience. The food was incredible and the portions are huge. You basically get 3 things along with your steak including a salad, soup, and baked potato for a very reasonable price. Great value and even better service along with a very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Joseph D
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Tampa
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Tampa
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I went to Bern's recently for my birthday and had an amazing experience. The food was incredible and the portions are huge. You basically get 3 things along with your steak including a salad, soup, and baked potato for a very reasonable price. Great value and even better service along with a very vintage and elegant decor.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Not a lot to add to the other very positive reviews. Have gone to Bern's three times over 15 year period. Consistent, outstanding steak, outstanding and friendly service. Wide but expensive wine list. Be sure to do the tour to kitchen and wine cellar. Don't miss desserts upstairs. Book well in advance. Best steak house I've been to - better... More 

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Encinitas, California
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21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

You won't forget a visit to Bern's Steak House! This place is a "destination" as much as it is a restaurant! An interesting history and truly great food, albeit on an almost institutional scale! My halibut was overcooked, but I probably should have paid attention to the restaurant name and ordered a steak!!! Be sure to go on the tour... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We went with a group of friends for a birthday dinner. The food was great and the service matched. Excellent wine selections for all price points.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Great steak, great waiters, hard working kitchen staff, delicious desserts. Awesome tour through kitchen and wine cellar. Do yourself a favor and go!!

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Casselberry, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Though the interior decor may not appeal to everyone, you must look beyond that and focus on the food. Choose your cut of beef, thickness and weight, and order it a few times less cooked than you normally would since it's dry aged, order your side items, and also make a reservation to tour the kitchen and wine cellar after... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Driving from Jacksonville to Tampa to have dinner,and it was worth it.matt was our waiter and he has been there 15 years that alone tells you somthing about this place food was amazing and service matched thank you matt and Lucy for a night never to forget

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Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

My wife and I first ate at Bern's in 1973 when we visited the family attractions in Orlando and Tampa with our young children. We decided to visit again recently when we flew to Tampa for a transatlantic cruise. It was everything we remembered and actually very inexpensive for the value provided. I can't think of another steak house in... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

When we first visited Tampa, this restaurant came up time and again as a 'must' do. Usually that much talk means and awesome experience, however, not in this case. Although the food was ok, the atmosphere was very dark and dungeon'y' feeling. The wine selection seemed endless, but was seriously overpriced. We did visit the dessert bar upstairs and was... More 

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

the foyer looks like Disney's Haunted Mansion...And...It's a total cluster, until they finally seat you (40 minutes after your reservation). Server was terrific. Steak was very good. But not GREAT. And it really needed to be great to justify the price and the ridiculous crowd in the horribly noisy cattle-bar where we waited. The (highly-touted) cheese selection was a total... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1208 South Howard Avenue, Tampa, FL 33606
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: (813) 251-2421

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm