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Bern's Steak House

#6 of 2,041 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
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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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
Most recent review
Great Experience

Steaks, of course, were wonderful and even though this is a destination restaurant (meaning usually very pricey), if you get the basic steak meal (comes with soup, salad, potatoes, 2 veggies and onion straws) it is VERY reasonable--and filling. Everything was first class!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Carol P
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Spanish Fort, Alabama
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Spanish Fort, Alabama
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Steaks, of course, were wonderful and even though this is a destination restaurant (meaning usually very pricey), if you get the basic steak meal (comes with soup, salad, potatoes, 2 veggies and onion straws) it is VERY reasonable--and filling. Everything was first class!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

If you enjoy a GOOD steak you can't to do much better. If you had the pleasure of eating at the better steak houses in New York, Chicago or LA it's clear that Berns ranks with the best of them and I can't think of any that are a better value. If you're used to Outback it's expensive. We've been... More 

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Wimauma, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Always put off going to Bern's but this year went after our friends raved about it. Went here on Tuesday night, March 24, 2015. We were not as impressed as they were. Salad with blue cheese was perfect. The filet mignon that I had and my husband's Chateaubriand were excellent. Cooked exactly as we liked them, although I thought the... More 

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

My wife and I had dinner at Bern's about a year ago and it blew us away! We arrived at the restaurant a couple minutes before our reservation time and were seated right away. The room we ate in was a small and quaint room.. very nice decor! I had a Ribeye and my wife had a Filet.. both were... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

It's hard to define the type of experience one is bound to have when dining at Bern's. Not only the food is excellent, but the service is amazing, the place is mythical, and the overall feeling is that you've just discovered a way to get to the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Let's start with the... More 

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Hampstead, MD
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98 reviews 98 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Bern's is a terrific experience. Definitely be prepared to spend some cash, but the service is impeccable, the food (and by food, I mean steaks) is top notch, and the wine list is one of the best in the country. Bern's was the main attraction for our Anniversary weekend trip to Tamp - having eaten here on business trips several... More 

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Clearwater, FL
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

I had heard that some of the best steak houses in Tampa are Berns and Ruth Chris. We tried Ruth Chris several months ago and it was ok. I've had better. But Berns was amazing. The steak (I had the 8oz Delmonico) was amazingly tender and I liked that it was NOT completely a la carte as Ruth Chris was.... More 

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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56 reviews 56 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Wonderful experience. Drove 3 hours to dine with 4 couples and was definitely worth the trip. Reservation was prompt and table ready upon arrival. Server was great and familiar with the entire menu Wine list is the best EVER So many options it is actually a bit overwhelming so you should have an idea of what you want before you... More 

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Evans, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

I was taken there by a cousin. A very neat place. Service was great. Waiter very helpful. All food was great. We had appetizer, soup, salad and steak. Steak was some of the best I have ever had. Cooked to exactly the way we wanted it. Too full to do the desert. A little pricey but worth it. Should get... More 

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Jupiter, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Simply exquisite food and vino selection! Traveling all over the world I must say this is the best there is. My only complaint and not really a complaint but more a suggestion would be to upgrade the atmosphere. Interesting is the mini wine cellar (the big storage is a two story air conditioned building) and the mini tour of the... 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: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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