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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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7:00 am - 9:00 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have seen people eating what looks like half a cow....I don't eat it...but they said it was great...most take enough for 3 meals home....I always get the fish...which is also fantastic...and enough for lunch the next day....service can be a little haphazard...but food is worth it...

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Thank Karen W
Western Massachusetts
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19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

There really is only one reason to got yo Bernie's and that's the prime rib and to eat in a restored railroad dining car. I tried some seafood once and while not very good, I've eaten the prime rib dozens of times. Pay attention to the size you order as the "Caboose" (smallest) is huge by other restaurants standards. Don't... More 

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Thank Saddlebum042
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have never had a piece of prime rib bigger anywhere else that could feed a family of four easily .there fried seafood platter is the best around for the price complete with whole belly clams,shrimp,scallops,haddock oh so good.

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1 Thank bostonbandit
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had been our family favorite for years (large portions, reasonably priced). However, the quality of the food has deteriorated in the last year and a half. This evening, someone in our party ordered the haddock. He was just explaining to us that it was dry and didn't seem to be settling well, when he suddenly had to run to the... More 

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1 Thank Andrew C
Chicopee, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Omg great food for the money. I ordered the lunch prime rib $13.95 my husband got the shepherds pie $6.95. We had leftovers we had so much food. Service n food were great. We are definitely going back.

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1 Thank Alice E
Surprise, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Do not let the outside fool you. This restaurant had the best prime rib and the best value for money. The food was fantastic, the service was prime and we left very happy diners.

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1 Thank spednewengland
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

FIRST this is casual dinning and not file dinning. In its class we loved it. We had fried oysters which were very fresh and a great sized portion. Loved them fried shrimp was good. The fried items were cooked perfect and not greasy. Great with some salt added. Good clam chowder. we had prime rib.... note small cut was 22... More 

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1 Thank k123-foodie
South Hadley, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family visited Bernie's and was very pleased with our dinner. The portions are huge and the price isn't that bad, considering the meal feeds you dinner and breakfast and lunch the next day! My meal was the NY Sirloin which was cooked perfectly and served with two sides and a salad or soup. Others in my party ordered the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The prime rib was awesome. I eat the little caboose . Could not finish it was huge. I will suggest to go there hungry because the meal could feed a family of four. Don't forget the service is also awesome.

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1 Thank buckkiller
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you want a great home cooked meal and a comforting place..this is the place. The meatloaf is mouth watering and the chicken pot pie is delicious. The staff are so courteous and friendly. However check the hours, they close early.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
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?