Dining: Bernie’s Diner on 41 North

Waiting in line for breakfast is mostly an in-season (meaning winter) phenomenon — but returning snowbirds might take note Bernie’s City Diner. It’s on US41 North just across from Falling Waters and next to the Mercedes-Benz of Bonita Springs dealership. 

Even at the peak of last season, this relatively large capacity breakfast and lunch restaurant was free of wait times. Now, with good food, reasonable prices, prompt service, and it’s location next to what may be the largest auto dealership facility in the state — it is inevitable that more and more people will adopt Bernie’s as a favorite.

But for now you are seated walking in and at the end of the meal, likely get a friendly reminder from staff that “you can take as long as you like” to enjoy bottomless cups of coffee while reading your favorite Sunday paper.