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“Average Breakfast - Above Average Prices”
Review of Bertha's

Bertha's
Ranked #402 of 1,064 Restaurants in Buffalo
Cuisines: American
Description: Bertha's is a 50s style diner with a menu that reads like a little piece of Buffalo. You can have classics like an omelet or a good old tuna melt, but don't forget to try some of the Buffalo favorites like home fries, Italian sausage and fried bologna steaks. Monday: 7:00am - 2:00pm Tuesday: 7:00am - 2:00pm Wednesday: 7:00am - 2:00pm Thursday: 7:00am - 2:00pm Friday: 7:00am - 2:00pm Saturday: 7:00am - 2:00pm Sunday: 8:00am - 2:00pm Now Open 7 days a week!
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Description: Bertha's is a 50s style diner with a menu that reads like a little piece of Buffalo. You can have classics like an omelet or a good old tuna melt, but don't forget to try some of the Buffalo favorites like home fries, Italian sausage and fried bologna steaks. Monday: 7:00am - 2:00pm Tuesday: 7:00am - 2:00pm Wednesday: 7:00am - 2:00pm Thursday: 7:00am - 2:00pm Friday: 7:00am - 2:00pm Saturday: 7:00am - 2:00pm Sunday: 8:00am - 2:00pm Now Open 7 days a week!
Reviewed 15 February 2014

We were in the mood to try some place new for breakfast this week, so we finally made our way to Bertha's after driving by it many times on Hertel Ave.

It's as small as it looks, nestled into a store front next to the North Park Theater building, with just a few booths and tables, and some additional seating for a few at the counter. Lucky for us, it was nice and warm inside, as the nearest available street parking was a few blocks down and it was a cold walk over.

There are lots of choices on the menu, but the first thing I noticed was the much higher than normal prices of their omelettes. Most places we go are in the $6-7 range for a ham and cheese omelette. Bertha's asks $9.25! Egg Whites are an ADDITIONAL $2!! That's over $11 before coffee! Far too high for us, so we "downsold" ourselves to a simple order of eggs, toast, and homefries for $4.50, plus coffee.

The eggs and toast were basic, but the plate needed more than the 10 or so cubes of potatoes on the large plate to make the meal look more substantial. The coffee was nice and hot, though, and was re-filled a couple of times.

Service was attentive and friendly, but there are too many other places we like - with better prices and food - for our morning budget. As a result we will probably not be back unless already in the neighborhood for something else.

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Thank Barry D
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Reviewed 30 October 2013

Went here twice with our groupons, once for lunch, and once for breakfast. We really enjoyed the food both times. For breakfast we got BST (bacon, spinach, cream cheese and tomato on an excellent sesame bagel). It was different and delicious. We added an order of corned beef hash just to try it. Very finely minced, but crusty and good. For lunch we ordered the old-time patty melt and a grilled chicken sandwich and ordered fries on the side. The patty melt was angus beef on really great rye bread with onions and chedder cheese. A totally yummy blast from the past. We also enjoyed the chicken sandwich and the fries were fresh and nicely seasoned.
The diner itself is a small neighborhood joint, with small booths and tables and a lunch counter. There are 45 records on the walls and old rock & roll posters. We tried to come at off hours and didn't have a problem getting a seat, but the place can get packed.
Would definitely return as they offer some interesting specials we would like to try. Not the cheapest diner, but good and interesting menu items.

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Thank Khootie
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

I ate here for lunch as it is very close to the Darwin D. Martin House on Jewett Parkway. This strip of Hertel Avenue is bustling - lots of shops and restaurants. Bertha's is small, but it was great. A family operation and service was very friendly and fast. Food was very reasonably priced and they make an excellent old-fashioned milkshake! Definitely recommend for a casual meal in the area.

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Thank kateoz
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Reviewed 8 April 2013

Went with a friend before my groupon expired.It was worht the slight wait for a table! Yum yum yum! Fast, fresh, local fare. Great value. We will be back!

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Thank AreJ
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Reviewed 16 March 2013

Operating out of a small storefront on Hertel Ave next to the North Park theater, mostly a breakfast destination, but lunches are served to mostly neighborhood residents. Friendly service, lots of regulars here. Basic fare weekdays, more specials on the weekends. Breakfast foods are perfectly fine...not sure what all the hype is about. Recently had the homemade corned beef hash....hard to find....canned has taken over the world. Anyway the hash was a modest patty...pretty dissapointing. Much better than supporting a chain like Dennys, but I,m not really a huge fsn, unfortunately. Nicks on Amherst is close, as is Sophias on Military. Much better I,m afraid.

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Thank bflobear11
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