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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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  • 14
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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
Huge Portion Lacking Flavor

We started with an appetizer and i really enjoyed it. The marinara seemed to be homemade, had ground beef in it and was very good. All the food seems like its good quality and the prices are very reasonable for the huge portions you receive. I tried t he prime rib as it is one of my favorite meals... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
jamesdean29
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  • Dining on a budget
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We started with an appetizer and i really enjoyed it. The marinara seemed to be homemade, had ground beef in it and was very good. All the food seems like its good quality and the prices are very reasonable for the huge portions you receive. I tried t he prime rib as it is one of my favorite meals. I... More 

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Wilbraham, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The prime rib and fried seafood platter was excellent. It was a busy Saturday night and we did not have reservations (I suggest you make them) however, the hostess was wonderful and true to her word our wait was only 30 minutes. Not the best seat in the house close to the door and it was cold. If you can... More 

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Chicopee, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

That's all that needs to be said about Bernie's PRIME RIB !!! They have by far the biggest and best prime rib around.They also have many other choices on the menu.Their breakfast are HUGE! Their breakfast are more than you can eat at one sitting! For you bean lovers I like the fact that you can have baked beans with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Every time we come here, we go home with a big doggie bag! I had the surf & turf, prime rib and whole belly clams. The batter was lite on the clams, unfortunately more strips than whole belly, prime was a bit fattier than I like but the augratin potatoes were fantastic. My husband had the prime rib and baked... More 

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

My friend and I went to Bernie's today at around 2:15 in the afternoon. The place was packed and loud. I hate loud. You end up having to just about scream at your dining companion for them to hear you. That's not what I call an enjoyable conversation. Whenever I go to Bernie's, I always get some kind of sea... More 

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Bernie's Dining Depot , aka the restaurant with the train car , has been around a very , very long time and anyone who lives in or around Chicopee has most likely eaten there at least once . The pluses - if you are a prime rib fan , you can get the biggest cut around at Bernie's - they... 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: Dining on a budget

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