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Bernie's Dining Depot

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749 James St, Chicopee, MA 01020-3915
413-539-9268
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Happy As a Clam

The steady stream of repeat customers confirms these people are doing many things right. Generally, the hostess and waitresses are cheerful and efficient. The arrival of the Ipswich Shellfish Company truck minutes before we sat down confirmed the high frequency and freshness of our favorite New... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
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Westfield, Massachusetts
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  • Dining on a budget
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South Hadley, Massachusetts
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Food has always been great. Portions are huge and service staff is attentive and friendly. Great value, but be prepared to wait if you arrive at peak times. Try the Prime Rib!

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Chicopee, Massachusetts, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We love eating at Bernies.The food is delicious and the portion sizes are perfect...for taking some home. We love being able to take left overs home. The cut of the beef is plentiful. We highly recommend the "Little Caboose" cut . So yummy!

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Chicopee, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Great place to go but to much food but then again I ate it the next day. The group was the fun part of the experience.

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Westfield, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 343 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The steady stream of repeat customers confirms these people are doing many things right. Generally, the hostess and waitresses are cheerful and efficient. The arrival of the Ipswich Shellfish Company truck minutes before we sat down confirmed the high frequency and freshness of our favorite New England delicacy, fried Whole Belly Clams. My wife confirms they were excellent, as usual.... More 

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Massachusetts
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This was husband and kids first time here although I had been a few times for lunch. Looking for some good meat I knew this place would be perfect. Service was great and food cooked as ordered. I had the NY strip 18oz with a potato and green beans. Steak is basically plain with no seasoning but with salt and... More 

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Chicopee, Massachusetts, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The last time we went to Bernie's I found it to be a bit blah... but since my wife wanted to go there for our anniversary I decided to bite the bullet and give it another go. The second time out was a much better experience and I think it had to do with the fact that it was a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I heard the hype but didn't believe it until I saw it for myself! The size of the Small Prime Rib is not to be believed! I could have shared it with my husband AND had leftovers! It was amazing! Great food, great service, reasonable prices-this is as good as it gets!We will be back and will refer everyone!

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Elk River, Minnesota
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

This place was recommend to is by local folks. I love prime rib and was looking forward to our dinner there. Smallest cut was 18oz. It was 1/2 thick. It sat in pool of blood on the plate. Didn't even look good. It was tough and chewy,and had no flavor. Had green beans- canned no flavor either. My husband had... More 

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CHICOPEE
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Bernie's is one of the best places in Chicopee. Even though the train does not move, it is still an experience to dine in an authentic railroad car. However, the food rates #1 on top of the fine atmosphere. Great Portions, cannot remember ever leaving without taking some home for the next day. Very polite waitresses and staff. The menu... More 

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Chicopee, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I've met people that have traveled 20 miles to eat here. Excellent prices. Most people have to get a doggy bag because they give you soon much excellent food. I have been going here for years. Tried several dishes and all excellent. The Conductor Prime Rib is 32 oz

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Additional Information about Bernie's Dining Depot

Address: 749 James St, Chicopee, MA 01020-3915
Phone Number: 413-539-9268
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Chicopee
Cuisine: American

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  • Address: 749 James St, Chicopee, MA 01020-3915
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Chicopee
  • Phone Number: 413-539-9268

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget

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