Bernie's Dining Depot

★★★★☆
42.1992 -72.5652
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413-539-9268

749 James St

Chicopee, MA

01020

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Mon. CLOSED;Tue. - Wed. 7am - 8:30pm;Thu. - Sat. 7am - 9pm;Sun. 7am - 8pm

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Bernies used to be a great place to go, decent prices, large portions, good food, but that is changing. My last two trips there I have to say were pretty terrible. The service was strange, really, couldn't figure out what was going on. The waitress told us outright not to order a salad, beause it was "bagged salad" There were 6 of us, and the food came to the table hodge-podge, one person got their baked potatoe, no dinner, just the potatoe,( a hard undercooked potatoe) no butter, no sour cream; At the same time someone else got their mashed potatoe, no dinner, just the side of mash and gravy; both potatoes sat there and got cold while we waited for the food. . Meanwhile two people got their beef orders, but the other 4 still waited for their dinners. finally the rest of the food came, in bits and pieces, no rythm or reason to it. The baked fish was not cooked, literally mushy cold fish, the scallops were not cooked either; doesn't everyone know how dangerous it is to eat uncooked seafood? The baked potatoe that came early was not done, it was hard as a rock. The coleslaw was flavorless and so filled with mayo it was gross. The "Baked, crab stuffed shrimp" was overcooked, very dry, and What was supposed to be crabmeat stuffing had no crabmeat and was just a ton of bread crumbs, dry crumbs at that. Two speciality drinks, ordered from the board as you walk in, were $9.00 bucks each and very tiny glasses, and didn't taste good. We sat for a long time before a waitress came over, even though the place was pretty empty. We were never given rolls or water before the meal. I guess you have to ask for that ? really? We had reservations for 6, and one person was a little late and they refused to seat us so we were left standing there, 5 of us, blocking up the entrance to the place while we waited for our last party to arrive. What would it have hurt to seat us? We had reservations, there were 5 of us there, even if the last person never arrived we would have had dinner. Were they going to kick us out and give our table away if the all 6 people didn't show? It made absolutely no sense to me!!! Over all, I give this place a TERRIBLE rating, service TERRIBLE, food TERRIBLE policy TERRIBLE and atmosphere (which I never minded because of everything else) but now I give it TERRIBLE. AVOID BERNIES TILL THEY GET THEIR ACT TOGETHER... It really does pain me to say that because it used to be a favorite place of mine, and I do hope they get their act together.

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★☆☆☆☆

Bernies used to be a great place to go, decent prices, large portions, good food, but that is changing. My last two trips there I have to say were pretty terrible. The service was strange, really, couldn't figure out what was going on. The waitress told us outright not to order a salad, beause it was "bagged salad" There were 6 of us, and the food came to the table hodge-podge, one person got their baked potatoe, no dinner, just the potatoe,( a hard undercooked potatoe) no butter, no sour cream; At the same time someone else got their mashed potatoe, no dinner, just the side of mash and gravy; both potatoes sat there and got cold while we waited for the food. . Meanwhile two people got their beef orders, but the other 4 still waited for their dinners. finally the rest of the food came, in bits and pieces, no rythm or reason to it. The baked fish was not cooked, literally mushy cold fish, the scallops were not cooked either; doesn't everyone know how dangerous it is to eat uncooked seafood? The baked potatoe that came early was not done, it was hard as a rock. The coleslaw was flavorless and so filled with mayo it was gross. The "Baked, crab stuffed shrimp" was overcooked, very dry, and What was supposed to be crabmeat stuffing had no crabmeat and was just a ton of bread crumbs, dry crumbs at that. Two speciality drinks, ordered from the board as you walk in, were $9.00 bucks each and very tiny glasses, and didn't taste good. We sat for a long time before a waitress came over, even though the place was pretty empty. We were never given rolls or water before the meal. I guess you have to ask for that ? really? We had reservations for 6, and one person was a little late and they refused to seat us so we were left standing there, 5 of us, blocking up the entrance to the place while we waited for our last party to arrive. What would it have hurt to seat us? We had reservations, there were 5 of us there, even if the last person never arrived we would have had dinner. Were they going to kick us out and give our table away if the all 6 people didn't show? It made absolutely no sense to me!!! Over all, I give this place a TERRIBLE rating, service TERRIBLE, food TERRIBLE policy TERRIBLE and atmosphere (which I never minded because of everything else) but now I give it TERRIBLE. AVOID BERNIES TILL THEY GET THEIR ACT TOGETHER... It really does pain me to say that because it used to be a favorite place of mine, and I do hope they get their act together.

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Not probably, but certainly the best restaurant I've been to in 63 years! The portions are overwhelming and the quality of food is unsurpassed! Throw in the bargain prices for all this and you've just hit a grand slam!

5
★★★★★

Not probably, but certainly the best restaurant I've been to in 63 years! The portions are overwhelming and the quality of food is unsurpassed! Throw in the bargain prices for all this and you've just hit a grand slam!

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The food is perfect-Prime Rib Thick and cooked to order- My Favorite Fried Seafood Platter Heaping amounts of seafood. Prices are right for the amount and quality of food- love the little train dining car- Only problem is the coffee and tea isn't up to par.
I would recommend something from the bar.

4
★★★★☆

The food is perfect-Prime Rib Thick and cooked to order- My Favorite Fried Seafood Platter Heaping amounts of seafood. Prices are right for the amount and quality of food- love the little train dining car- Only problem is the coffee and tea isn't up to par.
I would recommend something from the bar.

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This place is fantastic. It's very popular with the Seniors during lunch so you may have to wait. The prime rib is excellent and for lunch Tuesday - Friday it's only $10.50. It's very kid-friendly because it's a converted train dining car. Lot's of fun.

5
★★★★★

This place is fantastic. It's very popular with the Seniors during lunch so you may have to wait. The prime rib is excellent and for lunch Tuesday - Friday it's only $10.50. It's very kid-friendly because it's a converted train dining car. Lot's of fun.

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This was one of the first places I ate when I moved here several years ago and it's still going strong. I would recommend splitting a meal because the amounts are huge. The kids love dining in a train car.

4
★★★★☆

This was one of the first places I ate when I moved here several years ago and it's still going strong. I would recommend splitting a meal because the amounts are huge. The kids love dining in a train car.

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Okay, this is a place to go if your hungry. The portion sizes are huge. Service can be a bit slow but the kids love the fact their sitting in a train. The prime rib is their speciality and it is fabulous. Just try and go early to beat the crowd.

4
★★★★☆

Okay, this is a place to go if your hungry. The portion sizes are huge. Service can be a bit slow but the kids love the fact their sitting in a train. The prime rib is their speciality and it is fabulous. Just try and go early to beat the crowd.

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If you want a lot of food this is the place to go. However it is nothing out of the ordinary and the prices are a bit much. the desserts are nothing special. the lines are short in the late afternoon but it is not a place I would wait in line for.

3
★★★☆☆

If you want a lot of food this is the place to go. However it is nothing out of the ordinary and the prices are a bit much. the desserts are nothing special. the lines are short in the late afternoon but it is not a place I would wait in line for.

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Great place to take your kids or go alone. The portions are HUGE and always delicious, you will always have left overs. The dining car is fun for train lovers!!!

5
★★★★★

Great place to take your kids or go alone. The portions are HUGE and always delicious, you will always have left overs. The dining car is fun for train lovers!!!

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I have never been disappointed with my food. The portions are huge and the prices are very reasonable. Highly recommend the prime rib. I always go home with a doggy bag. They are always packed so I recommend making reservations and bypass the line.

4
★★★★☆

I have never been disappointed with my food. The portions are huge and the prices are very reasonable. Highly recommend the prime rib. I always go home with a doggy bag. They are always packed so I recommend making reservations and bypass the line.

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Bernies serves a great breakfast and a great diner. You definately get the most bang for your buck. Most portions are enough for a meal the next day. Seafood is highly recommened as well as the prime rib. Delicious!

4
★★★★☆

Bernies serves a great breakfast and a great diner. You definately get the most bang for your buck. Most portions are enough for a meal the next day. Seafood is highly recommened as well as the prime rib. Delicious!

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The restaurant is nothing spectalular but the best part is the old train caboose that you can dine in. Get there early if you go on the weekend because the wait can get long. The portions here are so enormous, that most times you need to bring home a doggy bag. Steaks and seafood are the best choices!

4
★★★★☆

The restaurant is nothing spectalular but the best part is the old train caboose that you can dine in. Get there early if you go on the weekend because the wait can get long. The portions here are so enormous, that most times you need to bring home a doggy bag. Steaks and seafood are the best choices!

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The restaurant itself is nothing to write home about, however their food is excellent, and such a great value for what you get. I got a prime rib and it was $15 and HUGE. It was the best prime rib around.

4
★★★★☆

The restaurant itself is nothing to write home about, however their food is excellent, and such a great value for what you get. I got a prime rib and it was $15 and HUGE. It was the best prime rib around.

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The portions at Bernies Dining Depot are enormous. Sometimes you have to wait a while because there are long lines. Overall the food is good. It's the portions that get people to come back. Good food but not great.

3
★★★☆☆

The portions at Bernies Dining Depot are enormous. Sometimes you have to wait a while because there are long lines. Overall the food is good. It's the portions that get people to come back. Good food but not great.

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Others have told me about the prime rib cuts and the huge shrimp but I did not believe them till I actually ordered them myself. I could not believe it when I saw my prime rib, it was so huge. I ate it for two days afterward. And that was the caboose but, the conductor cut would have taken me days to eat it. They give you massive amounts of food and I almost fainted when I saw the bill, it was so low. I have dinner there often and love it. But make sure you make reservations and plan on waiting even a little when you get there. It is always busy.

5
★★★★★

Others have told me about the prime rib cuts and the huge shrimp but I did not believe them till I actually ordered them myself. I could not believe it when I saw my prime rib, it was so huge. I ate it for two days afterward. And that was the caboose but, the conductor cut would have taken me days to eat it. They give you massive amounts of food and I almost fainted when I saw the bill, it was so low. I have dinner there often and love it. But make sure you make reservations and plan on waiting even a little when you get there. It is always busy.

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I have not been lucky enough to dine here for dinner yet, but breakfast is out of this world. Large portions, small prices. This will be the spot in Chicopee, we take our families to when they get here to visit.

5
★★★★★

I have not been lucky enough to dine here for dinner yet, but breakfast is out of this world. Large portions, small prices. This will be the spot in Chicopee, we take our families to when they get here to visit.

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We ate here a couple of weeks ago to celebrate a birthday with family. The restaurant itself is fairly small (it's an old trolly car with a small building attached) and if you want to eat here on a weekend you MUST have a reservation or you will not even get in the door. But boy is it worth it! The food is excellent homestyle food and the portions are gigantic! I don't think I saw one person leaving without a doggie bag! Prices are reasonable, too. I will be back again to try something new off their menu!

PROS: Great homestyle cooking!
CONS: Have to make reservations or you can't get in.

5
★★★★★

We ate here a couple of weeks ago to celebrate a birthday with family. The restaurant itself is fairly small (it's an old trolly car with a small building attached) and if you want to eat here on a weekend you MUST have a reservation or you will not even get in the door. But boy is it worth it! The food is excellent homestyle food and the portions are gigantic! I don't think I saw one person leaving without a doggie bag! Prices are reasonable, too. I will be back again to try something new off their menu!

PROS: Great homestyle cooking!
CONS: Have to make reservations or you can't get in.

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Along with the amazing prime rib and seafood, this restaurant has a great atmosphere as patrons eat in an old trolley car. Though it is old, the inside is very nice and there are plenty of booths. The best thing is the prime rib, although the scallops give a run for the money. If you're ever in chicopee ma, you need to check this place out. I'm getting hungry just thinking about the food!

5
★★★★★

Along with the amazing prime rib and seafood, this restaurant has a great atmosphere as patrons eat in an old trolley car. Though it is old, the inside is very nice and there are plenty of booths. The best thing is the prime rib, although the scallops give a run for the money. If you're ever in chicopee ma, you need to check this place out. I'm getting hungry just thinking about the food!

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Bernies used to be a great place to go, decent prices, large portions, good food, but that is changing. My last two trips there I have to say were pretty terrible. The service was strange, really, couldn't figure out what was going on.

6
★★★★★

Bernies used to be a great place to go, decent prices, large portions, good food, but that is changing. My last two trips there I have to say were pretty terrible. The service was strange, really, couldn't figure out what was going on.

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They are known locally for their prime rib and seafood...for good reason.
My son loves the train car dining room!
The waitress didn't even need to write our order down but got it right from memory.
Good place, busy...but very good.

5
★★★★★

They are known locally for their prime rib and seafood...for good reason.
My son loves the train car dining room!
The waitress didn't even need to write our order down but got it right from memory.
Good place, busy...but very good.

Pros: large portion, great service, three theme dining rooms

Cons: busy, recommend reservations

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Good food, good value. They feature prime rib in 1-2-and 3+ pound cuts. It's not only big, it's wonderful. It's not quiet, secluded, or romantic, it's a busy place, but the food and value are VERY good. It will be a good experience for you. Obviously, they have dozens of other things on the menu, I just happen to be a prime rib fellow. I've had seafood there, too, it's both appetizing and ample.

4
★★★★☆

Good food, good value. They feature prime rib in 1-2-and 3+ pound cuts. It's not only big, it's wonderful. It's not quiet, secluded, or romantic, it's a busy place, but the food and value are VERY good. It will be a good experience for you. Obviously, they have dozens of other things on the menu, I just happen to be a prime rib fellow. I've had seafood there, too, it's both appetizing and ample.

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