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Bern's Steak House

#7 of 1,893 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: Dinner, Breakfast, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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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
The best steakhouse in the country.

The best steakhouse in the country. Great choice of meats, aged on premise, and cooked exactly as you like it. I've been in a lot of restaurants, I've designed many of their kitchens so when I was offered a tour of the restaurant I jumped at it. It was clean (unlike most), open, and I found three... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
LGolden33324
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Davie, Florida
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Davie, Florida
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

The best steakhouse in the country. Great choice of meats, aged on premise, and cooked exactly as you like it. I've been in a lot of restaurants, I've designed many of their kitchens so when I was offered a tour of the restaurant I jumped at it. It was clean (unlike most), open, and I found three things that amazed... More 

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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This by far is the top steakhouse in Florida and possibly the country. From the moment you walk in the door, the experience is classic and top notch. You choose your cut, or size and whether to have it trimmed they way you like it. Meat quality is exceptional. The wine list is amazing. Can be overwhelming to some but... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

This place has atmosphere, great wait staff and of course great food. The separate dessert room is a separate bonus. Expensive but great for a special occasion.

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Jupiter, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Everyone told me that Bern's was a fantastic steak house, however, my experience was that it was too crowded and the food was not as good as I expected. I like my filet mignon rare and it came medium rare. I know a great steak when I taste one as I am married to a chef, however, on this particular... More 

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Mansfeild,Texas
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

i have been a Patron at Bern's for over 30 yrs and have watched this deteriorate over the last 6-7 years very rapidly. Arrogance by personnel at the entrance, never speak, rude, and do not pat attention to customers. We were at the restaurant because my Mother-in-Law wanted to experience Bern's like she has on her birthday for the last... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We were a few minutes late for our Sunday at 5:00 PM , reservation but called to let them know. The person on the phone was skeptical about being able to keep our table for 6 and a high-chair! (Sunday - 5PM?) Arriving with a toddler we imagined the dirty looks from staff that were completely false. Our waiter was... More 

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Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Bern's Steakhouse in Tampa is a trip back in time. Most people show up well dressed as if for a formal eveneing out, yet at the bar you can be dressed in shorts and a tee shirt and you get the same oustanding food and service. The restaurant is dimly lit, with fine art and interesting drapery. Excellent wine and... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

It's 5 stars for a reason, the steaks are aged in house for weeks on end, many of the veggies are grown just down the road and picked by your server the morning of, the wine selection is, i'm at a loss for words, enormous? The dessert room is our favorite, despite amazing dinners and the tour of the kitchen... More 

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Lihue, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is an excellent restaurant for special occasions. Waiters dressed in black suits, both attentive and helpful. They are quite knowledgeable about wines to complement various dishes. We were allowed plenty of time to enjoy one course before another was delivered, a pet peeve of mine. Prices are a bit higher than many other steak houses, but worth every penny.... More 

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Estero, Florida
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136 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Bern's is a favorite of ours. Make reservations well in advance (we do several months ahead). The steaks are mouth-watering. Caution! Do not order too much food! Save room for the dessert room upstairs. First-timers ... Be sure to take the kitchen tour.

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Additional Information about Bern's Steak House

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

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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: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Doing business
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