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Bernie's River Street

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115 E River St # 104, Savannah, GA
912-236-1827
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 74
    Excellent
  • 90
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 19
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Fun Place

Excellent location. Wide selection of adult beverages. Great shuck your own oysters! There are also a lot of TVs in here just in case it is football season- Roll Tide!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Divegirl73
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Alabama
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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222 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Woodstock, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Bernie's is our first stop whenever we go to Savannah. Originally for the oysters, but now for the fun. It must be Kismet, because the same chairs at the bar are available each time we visit. We stay for a few hours and people come and go, all with a great story and a laugh. The music is rock band,... More 

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Alabama
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Excellent location. Wide selection of adult beverages. Great shuck your own oysters! There are also a lot of TVs in here just in case it is football season- Roll Tide!

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Carmel, Indiana
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

On a very rainy day in Savannah, this place was a wonderful find if you're looking for oysters. It was also recommended to us by one of the local shop keepers along the River Street area. The oysters we ordered (steamed this time) were from Louisiana and were the biggest oysters my husband and I had ever seen. They were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This was my first visit at Bernie's, and I must say that the food was delicious and the service was great as well....I will be returning very soon!!!!

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Springfield, Virginia
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100 reviews 100 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Stopped in for oysters and beer. We were not disappointed. Oysters were fresh and reasonably priced. The decor is nothing to write home about but then again this is simply a no frills bar on the river.

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Cumming, Georgia
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91 reviews 91 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I just had oysters in Charleston the day before and this place cam well recommended, by the oysters here were small and not that tasty. Place is kind of old

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Raleigh NC USA
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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

My wife and I were strolling the waterfront and decided to have lunch- the place I really wanted to go wasn't serving lunch and many others were slammed- people waiting outside to get in. We came to Bernie's and there wasn't a line...I was concerned, thinking: "Why isn't this place busy ?" We went in and actually had a very... More 

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Ennis, Montana
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102 reviews 102 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The overall reviews of Bernie's are right on. The seafood is better than average. We enjoyed oysters and shrimp. They were average as far as other places on River Street. But, to be fair, it is pretty hard to "prepare" raw oysters in a special way. Or shrimp even. We found the service a bit slow, probably due to always... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We had great margaritas and steamed spiced shrimp at Bernie's. The best place to sit for us was the bar, where one can truly enjoy the full character of the area. Lemon drop shots were also delicious! Peggy was a terrific bartender. She made the best drinks and made your time there quite fun. We highly recommend Bernie's for fun... More 

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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Roy is the BEST bartender on River St. hands down! I've always wanted to go in but you can smell a burned grease smell from outside. I didn't want the smell in my hair or clothing and would always walk by. One night in December the smell wasn't bad and we decided to go in. Roy was the bartender and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 115 E River St # 104, Savannah, GA
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Georgia Coast  >  Savannah>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 912-236-1827

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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