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Bernie's Dining Depot

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749 James St, Chicopee, MA 01020-3915
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tue - Wed 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thu - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went with a large group and it didn't disappoint. The elegance of an old fashion dining car with several rooms attached. The service was exceptional and boy does the staff get a workout. People are lined up in the parking lot waiting to get in and once you taste the food you'll know why. We tried a variety of dishes... More 

Thank Marlene C
Golden, Colorado
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18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We called ahead (same day) & made a reservation for 6 people on a Saturday night in the authentic railroad car. It was our first time at Bernie's, so we were looking forward to the full experience. An hour later, we called back to ask if we could change the reservation to 8 in the railroad car. It was confirmed.... More 

1 Thank C P
Pittsford, New York
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59 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel suggested this place. We gave them high marks for sending us to Bernie's. It was a Friday so we went early. We did not know they take reservations and would highly suggest you make them. We were lucky and got in. They offer a wide variety of food, including comfort food. I had Yankee pot roast - huge serving.... More 

Thank mclark10
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding, as usual. Other restaurant owners need to dine here to see what the world's best prime rib is all about. Tender, tasty & huge!

Thank myvette78
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great meal here! The prime rib was amazing! Great service. Our last night in Massachusetts a great way to spend it!

Thank Stephen P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Finally got the chance to eat here while in the area for a wedding. Known for havivg an actual railroad dining car and their slabs of prime rib, that's exactly where I sat and what I ordered. They give you a choice of 3 sizes beginning at 16oz then up from there. I chose the mid size. Nearly 3" thick... More 

1 Thank David B
Chicopee, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Good comfort food plus the best prime rib around.My experience included great service along with reasonable prices. I enjoyed the prime rib, good size portion for what you pay.

Thank agdarcy
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Now listen up peeps, I know how to eat, and eat well, many great places near and far, Bernies is no joke, best rib and whole bellys I've ever had! In Chicopee? Yup and I spend a lot of time at the coast, I couldn't and still can't believe how great it is, I'm ready to go now!

1 Thank Oceanguy73
Three Rivers, Massachusetts, United States
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9 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Bernie's used to be such a good restaurant but now that some of my family has gluten restrictions we discovered Bernie's wouldn't know gluten if it jumped in their face. Along with that the quality and service has gone way downhill. Very sad.

Thank Melissa M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

We came on a Tuesday night about 7 pm, were seated promptly. This place is older, and certainly not fancy. We came for the prime rib, so my husband and I both ordered the "little caboose" which is the smallest cut. $24 or so, including soup or salad, starch and vege side. The piece of meat was about a 2... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 749 James St, Chicopee, MA 01020-3915
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Chicopee
  • Phone Number: 413-539-9268

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?