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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

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  • 87
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    Very good
  • 17
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  • 14
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  • 16
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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
Great food!

A quaint little restaurant! With a train car for part of the restaurant, It is very cute! Terrific prime rib! Be prepared, the portions are awesome! If you enjoy leftovers, you need to order one of the conductors cuts! The "Little Caboose" is my favorite! The staff are very friendly! We will... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Denis M M
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Chicopee, Massachusetts, United States
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  • Dining on a budget
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We've been here twice in the past few months -- once for breakfast, once for dinner. Portions are as generous as the staff is pleasant and responsive. Breakfast was among the tastiest we've had -- delicious eggs, pancakes, etc. Dinner was good; we didn't have the prime rib (for which they are apparently famous) but only saw it - probably... More 

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Chicopee, Massachusetts, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

A quaint little restaurant! With a train car for part of the restaurant, It is very cute! Terrific prime rib! Be prepared, the portions are awesome! If you enjoy leftovers, you need to order one of the conductors cuts! The "Little Caboose" is my favorite! The staff are very friendly! We will definitely be going back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

went for dinner...portions are the largest and we seen. food was delicious. would go again had the clam chowder..home made and full of clams. 6 LARGE succulent shrimp in the shrimp cocktail the whole belly clams were cooked perfectly

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Bloomfield CT. USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Get there before 11:45 for lunch or plan to wait in line. Best thing about Bernie's is their generous portions. There were 4 of us. The guys shared an appetizer of whole belly clams and we both had enough. Three of us ordered the prime rib special. 2 medium rare and 1 medium. The waitress couldn't even tell which was... More 

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This is the place to go! My friend and I went to Bernie's today and had a lousy time. We always sit in the train car, in one of the thick red chairs, they do feel good on a bad back, but today, we were seated at the opposite end at a little table with two cheap little kitchen-type chairs,... More 

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Uncasville, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

First time here after reading about it. Wanted to take two grandsons and eat in the train car. Made reservation for 6:30. At 7:05 after taking everyone who came before and after us, greeter asked what our name was. She obviously had overlooked us. No apology; nothing! In all this time standing there neither she or any of the several... More 

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Chicopee, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Went for breakfast with my son, plenty of food for the price. Food was good and service was excellent. We both had omelette sand we were not disappointed, neither of us were able to finish our meals.

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Bernie's is so much better than a diner. Don't expect to show up at 7 and get a table in the dining car. Make reservations, or wait in line, but just know that it will be worth the wait. Bernie's has amazing food and generous portions that keep locals like me coming back (the famous prime rib is HUGE). I've... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Locals love it, the family place to go, try the "prime rib.!" It left ME cold...... Had rez's for a table for 6 @ 6. Had to sign in and wait. What's with that? Was offered a booth. OK for 6 size 6 people of which we are not. Was told we could wait for our reserved table. Waited in... More 

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South Hadley, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Great value and delicious food! The prime rib is a big deal, unfortunately it is so popular they run out of it, however, you can call to reserve a piece!

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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: Dining on a budget

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