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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, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 18
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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
A fun and different experience

I've eaten lunch here on several occasions. Order the prime rib and plan on taking a box home. I always like the dining car with super comfortable seats. A great place for business lunch or just a fun time with friends.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Western Mass
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Holyoke, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Hmm. We went here last weekend with some friends and I left feeling very mixed about it. Pros: The food was very good. I had the Petite Fisherman's Feast, and everything was perfectly cooked, which is hard to do with so many different types of seafood in one dish, and the batter was delicate and tasty. My husband had the... More 

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Hopkinton, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Went to Bernies on a recommendation. Have been back twice in a month and it is an hour drive. Prime Rib is Huge and tasty "lunch $13. and change" I have a Big appetite and i could only eat 2/3 of it. Go for the Augratin potatoes, only a $1 more but well worth it. My friend had the baked... More 

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Western Mass
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've eaten lunch here on several occasions. Order the prime rib and plan on taking a box home. I always like the dining car with super comfortable seats. A great place for business lunch or just a fun time with friends.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Prime ribs was as awesome as ever. Open faced sandwich was great and service was great. Great value for the money. Always have a doggy bag to go home.

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Thank Margaret L
Ludlow, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been going there for years and see the decline in service, had to ask bread and butter, twice she forgot. Ordered our meals and the salad was just lettuce, ordered blue cheese dressing and was charged .50 extra without her telling us it was extra. Had choice of sides and chose augratin potatoes and was charged 1.00 extra with out... More 

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Thank Paul K
Springfield, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bernie's is always a good meal. My family and I have gone here multiple times and have always enjoyed our meals. Whether it be for lunch or dinner, Bernie's is definitely a great stop!

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Newington, Connecticut
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70 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We hadn't been to Bernie's in a couple of years so when we were in the area we decided to stop in for dinner. We were truly disappointed! I ordered the Pot Roast - super dry and CANNED green beans - all I had to do is look at the green beans and realize they were mushy canned green beans... More 

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Thank Gwyn A
Wilbraham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was here recently with a family member. It has been in the local area for many years, and they are known for so many great dishes. My sister always gets the fried clams which are large,tasty, and plentiful. This time I tried the potroast which was wonderful. I have had the spaghetti and meat sauce, and the lunch prime... More 

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Thank KevinJ1376
Chicopee, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Just got back from Bernie's and had a wonderful dinner. Went with some friends that have never been. The food is delicious, enough to take home, a romantic setting and if you have never been, a novelty to sit in the TRAIN part of the Depot!! They have been there for years and the present owner (who once worked with... More 

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Ware, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Bernie's is a very interesting restaurant. Part of it is a diner and part of it is an actual dining car from a train. The atmosphere is busy but it is a lot of fun eating in the dining car. There is no way you can leave this restaurant hungry. The home cooked portions are humongous! From the salads to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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: Families with children, Dining on a budget

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?