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Bern's Steak House

#7 of 1,891 Restaurants in Tampa
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1208 South Howard Avenue, Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 251-2421
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5:00 pm - 11:00 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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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
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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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
via mobile
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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6 reviews
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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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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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24 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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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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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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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

First let me say the place was packed so I may be in the minority. This place is very average and I would not go back. All the entres come with French onion soup salad baked potato onion rings and vegetables. The service was excellent but the food was average at best. The steak was tender but tasteless. The au... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

You are immediately given a tour of their establishment to their wine cellar and their kitchen. Here they tell you the details of how they prepare the food and how employees must serve a apprenticeship before learning to be a cook.The food and service is really great. You will be more than full when leaving. If you order dessert you... More 

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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: Entertaining clients, Romantic, 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