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Bernie's Restaurant

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1311 Bluff Rd, Columbia, SC 29201-4807
+1 803-256-2888
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

I love Bernies chicken. Always have. Eaten lots of it. They suffer from the same thing all chicken places suffer from anymore and thats why I cant rate them excellent. The chicken has shrunk.

Thank Nunyabidnez
Columbia, South Carolina
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45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

I've eaten at Bernie's on many occassions - with co-workers, met girlfriend for lunch there and to go orders. Their chicken is superb. When we eat there at lunch time, it be so busy and crowded. Sometimes in the evening I will stop by and pick up the Bernie's Special which consists of 3 pieces of chicken, fries, coleslaw and... More 

Thank Diana F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

Bernie's was recommended to me by a friend for lunch while traveling in the Columbia area. I decided to check it out with some coworkers, after a long morning meeting. When we walked in, I was greeted by a loud crowd and the comforting aroma of fried chicken and sweet tea. This Georgia boy couldn't wait to sit down and... More 

Thank Justin E
Tampa, Florida
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108 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2015

Stopped here on the way to a museum. It is obviously a favorite of the working locals. The amount of take-out food going out in boxes was phenomenal. However, we ate there and no matter how much went out everyone was served promptly. No ambiance, just great food!

Thank TheDorans2013
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106 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2014 via mobile

Bernie`s chicken is simply the best. You taste the chicken not just the crust. Its not greasy and flavorful all the way to the bone.

Thank Bryant864
Princeton, New Jersey
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2013

Great chicken, great price!! Definitely a no-frills, fun place to check out when visiting Columbia. Their chicken is just that good!!!

Thank Suzanne K
Lexington, S.C.
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2013

Bernie's has been around for a long time, and they do chicken right. They have a good lunch special reasonably price, and service is usually fast.

Thank playboy1950
Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2013 via mobile

Their chicken is really great. They get crowded for lunch but that means the chicken is fresh. Avoid mid-afternoon when it's not as fresh but lunch or dinner are a treat. Also the fries and rolls aren't that great. Just stick to the chicken and you'll be glad you did!

Thank Ryan O
Southport, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2012

Once you've tried Bernie's broasted chicken, you'll be licking your entire hand, not "just finger lickin' good" Will be pickin' up 2 more buckets for Carolina, Clem-tec game tomorrow....

Thank Bobby N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?