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Berardi's Family Kitchen is a family owned restaurant in Sandusky, Ohio that has been serving the locals for over 75 years! We have been voted Best Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert and Best Fries by the Readers Choice Awards and are a local favorite destination for a great meal at an affordable price. "Taste the Homemade Difference".
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
American
FEATURES
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed February 10, 2024 via mobile

We walked into this restaurant and were greeted by the friendliest hostess. There are plenty of tables and our group of 8 were quickly seated. The menu is big and the food was excellent and served by an amazing waitress. We will enjoy this restaurant...again in the future!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed October 13, 2023

We stopped here for dinner because we wanted to visit a local establishment. We were so pleased we went back the next morning for breakfast! The atmosphere was very friendly and our waitresses on both visits were fantastic. The food was delicious and even though...we were both too full for dessert we did get some to go and thoroughly enjoyed it later. It was an excellent experience and if we're back in Sandusky we will be sure to return to Berardi's!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed September 15, 2023

Amazing. The wedding cake was a great! Have nothing negative to say. Employees, outstanding! Will go here again and again. Can’t wait until I can try breakfast!

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed September 3, 2023

After a long day we stopped in for the slow smoked beef brisket, served on house made garlic mashed potatoes and drizzled with sweet & smokey BBQ sauce. It tasted fine. I would have preferred that the sauce wasn't on the potatoes. It was stacked......potatoes, meat, sauce. We also had ice cream, which seemed like an inexpensive brand. Prices were reasonable and we liked our server, a hardworking older woman. The food was good; but nothing to rave about. It certainly would not be a top restaurants where I live. Show lessMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed August 25, 2023 via mobile

So this little place might have worked it’s way onto our list each time visiting the point. Wifey had perch, I had teriyaki chicken grain bowl that my daughter ate most of (surprise….she likes teriyaki now!) cleaned up fries from girls plate. Loved the onion...rings! We didn’t have room for dessert, but it looked amazing! We will be back!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed August 15, 2023 via mobile

Giant menu filled with lots of choices. Husband had iltalian sausage melt which was delish with homemade black bean blend. I had the Southwest salad. It was fresh, homemade bean/corn salad on top was very unusual but very good, chicken tender and tasty. Service was...fast and friendly. Would highly recommend.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed July 27, 2023 via mobile

Home made pies and soups. Amazing salad and fries. This place is really good. We stopped on our way home from Put in Bay and I highly recommend!!

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed July 18, 2023 via mobile

Good quality food and large portions. Lots of desserts to choose from. Chicken parmesan and lasagna are our favorites.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed June 4, 2023

Such good food. Save room for dessert. Get a Moscow Mule. Food for all even for my vegetarian daughter.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed May 21, 2023

We found the service friendly and quick. We had a group of 9 and they sat us quickly. Even though part of our group arrived a few minutes after we were seated the waiter was polite and got everyone's drink orders. The food was delicious....I will say that we were disappointed that the fries were just steak fries. However, we did try the onion rings and those were delicious. The batter on the onion rings was special so I would recommend those! We were tempted by the dessert case,but didn't have room for dessert after dinner.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed May 21, 2023

The service was excellent. We wish the food were also. We went because this was rated #1. We believe the locals are overrating it The food was good; but nothing to rave about. The portions were average. My two companions both had chicken, but nothing...stood out. I had the prime rib sandwich special which wasn't so special. It also seemed the kitchen took a long time with the meals. At least the waitress was keeping us current. I truly believe they would not be in the top 20 restaurants in my home area.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed May 17, 2023

Nice homemade food with many options that generally are not available in regular restaurants. Great looking desserts - wide variety. Lots of seating but still crowded. We went for lunch on a weekday and although the server was super nice, we waited, waited and waited...for our food. When my fish came it was overdone and dry. They make their own fries, heads up - they are not crispy, more on the soft soggy side.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed April 8, 2023

We heard wonderful things about Berardi’s from local folks. So, we decided to give it a try. What impressed us most was how friendly and professional all the staff was. Everyone smiled! They actually made a mistake when they sat us, and we were overlooked...for awhile. However, when they realized their mistake they were so apologetic and attentive. The food was quite nice. I had the eggplant, and my husband had one of the specials…pierogi and sausage. I had a lovely side salad, and my husband had breaded, fried mushrooms. They were amazing! In spite of large numbers of people coming in, the servers did their best to provide excellent service. We loved Berardi’s and will definitely return!More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed March 26, 2023

Oh my lord… two days later and I’m still drooling over the lunch we had. I got a chicken salad with homemade ranch and a homemade muffin and it was absolutely delicious. We live three hours away and I’m considering driving back just to eat...here again. If you are in Sandusky this place is not to be missed!More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed February 10, 2023

First time at this restaurant. Seated quickly, drinks right away and food came out at just the right time. Had Beef Barley soup and it tasted just like my Mom used to make. Also had the Perch sandwich and of course those wonderful fries. Haven't...had fries that good since I was a little kid and they owned and operated the French Fry stand at Cedar Point. My partner had the Perch also but had onion rings. Like another reviewer mention "Best Onion Rings Ever". Place was spotless and they sprayed a sanitizer on the table right before we sat down. Service was quick and attentive. Large menu with so much to choose from. Don't forget to check out the dessert case. The creme puff is wonderful. It's about a 40 minute drive for me to get there, but I will definitely go back soon. There's a burger waiting with my name on it.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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BERARDI'S FAMILY KITCHEN, Sandusky - Updated 2024 Restaurant Reviews, Menu & Prices - Tripadvisor

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Yes, Berardi's Family Kitchen offers takeaway services.

Berardi's Family Kitchen is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4