This Florida restaurant was voted one of the best steakhouses in America


A perfectly cooked piece of beef is like a best friend, it provides comfort and leaves you filling full. Ready to pay that friend a visit? One of the best steakhouses in America is right here in Florida.

Bern’s Steakhouse in Tampa was voted one of the top in the country by Thrillist. And it’s no surprise. The iconic restaurant has been cooking up perfect steaks for more than 60 years.

Everyone gets a little space in our version of dessert heaven. #harrywaugh #dessertroom #tampabay #bernsway 📷: @instacoolist

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And if you go, there are plenty of other delights to enjoy: the Caesar salad made tableside; a legendary wine cellar and the Harry Waugh Dessert Room which features 50 dessert choices and more than a thousand dessert wines and spirits. I think that’s worth a road trip!

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Bern’s Steakhouse

Where: 1208 S. Howard Ave., Tampa (click on the address to open in Google Maps - it’s about 3.5 hours from West Palm Beach)

More information, reservations: 813-251-2421.


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