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Bernie's Restaurant

1311 Bluff Rd, Columbia, SC 29201-4807
+1 803-256-2888
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • 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 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 14 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 2 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
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
Reviewed 24 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...More

Thank Diana F
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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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