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Bernie's Restaurant

1311 Bluff Rd, Columbia, SC 29201-4807
+1 803-256-2888
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (5 reviews)
“coleslaw” (2 reviews)
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1311 Bluff Rd, Columbia, SC 29201-4807
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Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

EXCELLENT EXCELLENT EXCELLENT. Some of the best fried chicken ever. Could use less fries and more slaw. Delicious banana puddin'. Just I had imagined. And, oh YES, the pecan pie was the best. The staff was delightful.

Thank LucyNLoca
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Our friends that we were visiting told us they were taking us for a treat, and yes it was definitely a "treat"!!! The chicken was fried to perfection and the sides were just as good! We will definitely return on our next visit!!!

Thank Vickie F
Reviewed 10 July 2017

No one in Columbia calls this place Bernie's "Restaurant"! It's either just "Bernie's" or, "Bernie's Chicken". Bernie's is known for it's chicken but also has great hot dogs and a bunch of other good sandwiches. The chicken is fried in a pressure cooker so it...More

Thank mfweave
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Hands down the best chicken place in Columbia in my opinion. I take people here all the time because I love it and it's cheap. Try it and they won't let you down

Thank Shaun P
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Bernie's is located across from my wheel mechanic Frank's Tire. Great for an early lunch. I got the fried chicken 3 pc snack. Came with a breast, leg, & wing, coleslaw, and French fries. Sides portions are small but perfect overall. Plus drink was included....More

Thank James J
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Went to Bernie's based on a emphatic recommendation from a co-worker. The fried chicken was very good and Southern sides are equally good. The building has lots of cool Gamecock and SEC memorabilia, but it's decor froze as of circa 1970 and is not particularly...More

Thank XEagleDriver
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

I had not visited Bernie's in a number of years. The food was just as delicious as I remembered. The three piece lunch special with fries and slaw were really great..

Thank Wendy G
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Best fried chicken in town. But what I didn't expect was how fantastic the baked beans were and I usually don't order something like that I don't know why I was in the mood. But I'm glad I did these baked beans are the best...More

Thank devil36chefs9090
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Great food and always a ton of locals here, so you know good eating. Wish we could come more often. Highly recommended!!!

Thank Jeff G
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

This is our fifth visit to Bernie's over the past four years. It is always on point! Hot, fresh, and delicious! You can't go wrong with the 3pc Bernie's special: 3 PCs chicken (mix or all white), with crinkle fries, slaw, roll, and unlimited sweet...More

Thank queendork76
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1311 Bluff Rd, Columbia, SC 29201-4807
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-256-2888
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