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Bern's Steak House

#6 of 1,845 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
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1208 South Howard Avenue, Tampa, FL 33606-3197
+1 813-251-2421
Today
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Tampa
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207 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Bern's is simply one of the finest steak houses in America. The wait staff has to intern for a year before they can work the floor. They grow their own herbs and spices. The wine list has so many selections (6700 bottles) they've developed an abridged version of 200 favorites! So I'm not going to review the restaurant. I'm going... More 

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Thank TVDad
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Bern's stands up to Their good reputation. I had the grouper, the best I have ever had! Great service, great atmosphere, all around best place for dinner, and desert!

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Thank Steve P
Tampa, FL
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37 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Totally over rated. The go to destination in Tampa, but if you want a GOOD meal, there are many more options. Stone cold tomatoes, that should be served room temp, pompous staff ( I guess that's part of the experience!), try Ruth's Chris. Better by far for a good steak, consistent food, good service and things done properly!

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Thank mrsrTampa_FL
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A throw back, vintage, old school steak house. Hope it never changes. Steaks are top notch and service is amazing.

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Thank mike c
Bradenton, Florida
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Bern's is my absolute favorite "Special Occasion" place to have dinner. This is not a place you go on a whim! This is a 3 hour event that I really look forward to! Dinner is always impeccable and the wine list is chained to the table it to sooooooooo huge! After dinner, I always take the tour of the kitchen... More 

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Thank Kim
Knoxville, Tennessee
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Love visiting here for dinner when in town. A classic old feel steakhouse, great food, even better service, an experience.

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Thank sheri1967
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I've eaten at Berns at least 10 times. Yes it's good and the ambience is different and fun but it's really overpriced. Thankfully I've never had to pick up the tab! The steak menu is really elaborate and confusing but the stuffy career waiters will help you. It has a cool wine cellar and upstairs dessert room that I'd recommend.... More 

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Thank X272DUmichaelf
Tampa, Florida
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Bern's is an experience. If you haven't been this is a MUST! We go often for special occasions. Highly recommend!

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Thank Arianne D
Huntsville, Alabama
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Above and beyond our expectations. We were on a tight schedule and only had an hour and a half. Wish we had longer to relax and really take in the history and culture of Bern's. We still made time for a quick tour of the kitchen and wine cellar which is a must! Don't go to Tampa without a trip... More 

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Alabama
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Was highly recommended. Our experience lived up to expectations, and even surpassed the rave reviews we had heard. Would definitely return , and hope that occurs soon! Lobster Bisque was best we have ever had.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1208 South Howard Avenue, Tampa, FL 33606-3197
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-251-2421