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Thirsty Bernie

$$ - $$$American, ,
2163 N Glebe Rd, Arlington, VA 22207-2248
+1 703-248-9300
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  • Excellent17%
  • Very good36%
  • Average22%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“tater tots” (3 reviews)
“burger” (8 reviews)
“salad” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, German
$$ - $$$
2163 N Glebe Rd, Arlington, VA 22207-2248
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Reviewed August 8, 2018

They have just about stopped trying. Service is slow and spotty. I got quick service once in a while and then the waitress disappeared a time or two. The food is meh. I ordered the Bratwurst and it was overcooked and tasted like a cheap...More

Thank ZivBnd
Reviewed January 26, 2018

Recently, it appears that the restaurant has renovated and they have different items on it. But, this place is for the German sausages with tater tots. I like it that there is ample parking. Parking in Arlington is a privilege and has a good sports...More

Thank Sundncr
Reviewed September 15, 2017

Been going to watch sports for many years and went again last weekend. I noticed new management or ownership and menu no longer Brats and German type of menu. Burger was very good, onion rings generic frozen version. Salad looked ok but I should know...More

Thank EventDriven
Reviewed June 27, 2017 via mobile

Thirsty Bernie entrance is on on the side of the building off of Glebe Road in Arlington, Virginia. We dined on a weekend which means brunch options on the menu. A huge amount of biscuits and gravy with lots of finely ground sausage. It was...More

Thank Susie S
Reviewed May 26, 2017 via mobile

Hours open at 7. At 7:05 no one in sight. Store dark. Convenient location. Too bad I couldn't get a healthy breakfast.

Thank Rhonda J
Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Thirsty Bernie's is tucked away in a strip mall on the corner of Lee Highway and was a blessing to the area due to the lack of neighborhood options other than Cowboy Cafe (not that there is anything wrong with CC). Ive been quite a...More

Thank Terpshooters
Reviewed July 27, 2016

Found this place by accident, after hopping off the freeway looking for somewhere to eat. Stopped because of the name (My dad was a Bernie) and was pleasantly surprised. Nice place, very clean, good service, lots of TV's with sports, good drink selection and good...More

Thank klfield
Reviewed May 21, 2016

My husband and I raise Guiding Eyes puppies. We have taken almost all of them to Thirsty Bernies for socializing and training. Their staff have ALWAYS been helpful, welcoming, and interested in both the cause and doing whatever they could to be of assistance to...More

Thank jackie b
Reviewed April 24, 2016

We visited Saturday, and the wonderful bartender, Sophia, was the only service person in the restaurant. We understood a co-bartender/waiter did not show up or call, and there was no management on sight. We also understand the restaurant is under new management. Sophia did a...More

Thank Alan B
Reviewed January 20, 2016

Good food, a little slow in service and a tad expensive for midwest pocketbooks but in line with DC metro prices.

Thank slyhoosier
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub, German
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
3:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2163 N Glebe Rd, Arlington, VA 22207-2248
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 703-248-9300
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