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Bern's Steak House

#6 of 1,996 Restaurants in Tampa
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1208 South Howard Avenue, Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 251-2421
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Service is Outstanding!!

The decor at Bern's is very old style and that just fits in with the sophistication of the restaurant. You will pay a good price for the food but the sides are included with the entree. The wine selection is like no other in the area or maybe within the state. If you have the fortune to get... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
RLWright
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Tampa, Florida
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Tampa, Florida
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The decor at Bern's is very old style and that just fits in with the sophistication of the restaurant. You will pay a good price for the food but the sides are included with the entree. The wine selection is like no other in the area or maybe within the state. If you have the fortune to get Drew as... More 

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Thank RLWright
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Berns is the best Steakhouse in Tampa. It is unique; decor, menu, service, dessert room, restaurant tour, everything is A++++

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Thank Vivian H
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Interesting place. Good steaks, amazing cellar. Would rather go to the dessert room than spending US$100 on a dinner. You can find better steaks somewhere else.

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Thank Jose Ricardo O
Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Especially if you live in the Tampa Bay area, you have to make it to Bern's at least once in your lifetime. The food and service are very good. But the price/quality ratio will yield only an average rating. If I have to host an event and have the (Bern's) box checked for people, I will do this restaurant again.... More 

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Thank BagTav
Nashville, Tennessee
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113 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great experience, great staff, we enjoyed our experience. I'm sure we will be back. I expected it to be overly expensive, but it was extremely reasonable, the food quality was top-notch. The service was average for a pricey steak house, but nothing that really stood out.

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Thank 2tired2choose
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were taken to our table at exactly the time of our reservation. Our waiter was 1 of the newer staff members, he had only 14 years of employment at Bern's. If you enjoy beef at a fine dining restaurant, you cannot help but enjoy this experience. It is a bit on the pricey but nevertheless a good value for... More 

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Thank Budtk
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Six of us dined recently. The servers were attentive, personable and professional. The food was absolutely outstanding. It truly was a special fine dining experience. Is on my list for a future visit to Tampa.

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Thank Trudyfletcher
Tampa, Florida
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

got crowded seating for 2 squished next too others in small room. This place is for old timers. They have impressive overdone wine list and overdone atmosphere. They age their steaks which can be good, but tastes like Mold if you order bone in... I choose many other restaurants in South Tampa half the money more delicious and fresher.

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Thank Joya v
Tampa, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I've been going to Bern's since I was a child (I'm 61). My parents knew the Laxer family since the 40s. Bern's is consistently the best restaurant that I personally know of, and I've been around the world. Service, atmosphere, and of course the food, are all top notch. If you're anywhere near Tampa and you DON'T go to Berns... More 

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Thank jack M
Tampa, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

As usual Berns is very consistent and the food quality is amazing. We had a great time and the services was of course excellent.

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Thank Marc C

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1208 South Howard Avenue, Tampa, FL 33606
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: (813) 251-2421

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm