Say Cheese! Restaurant & Cheese

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$30 and under
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American
Say Cheese! Restaurant and Cheese brings updated creative American classics to your plate. A full service restaurant rooted in a love for cheese and local flavor, discover unexpected menu items that challenge your tastebuds or get back to basics with cheese plates and pairings that bring a world of flavor right here in West Reading.
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MichaelD
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was a unique experience in that its a cheese market in the front with what were retail store displays turned into dining tables area. The food was excellent and definitely a step up from the typical chain restaurant experience. The server was professional and very good. Would definitely consider going back again when the need a break from the usual restaurants.

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TarenC
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Food tasted mediocre. Bourbon salmon was very dry. The sauce was cooked onto it, it was hard. Don't order portabella stuffed mushrooms. Extremely bland and super dry. The fried cheese curds were good. Overall very expensive for very little amount food and poor taste on the dishes.

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EdmustFormerLIHamburg421
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

👍 Our meal was fantastic sitting was great food was different but very good good choice of adult beverage products definitely want to come back and try their brunch great atmosphere as well.

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JacobC
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Great Service. Food was good but the French Onion soup came out warm at best. Also i tried to make a reservation online for 7:00 but was not able to until 7:30. We showed up at 7 anyway and half the restaurant was empty and we were seated right away. Strange.

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DawnH
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was great. Local parking was hard to find.

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vipChrisR
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of Berks County’s best menus!

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BooDaddy
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their three variations on mac & cheese are great. I had the salmon mac&cheese and my wife had the fried brie and the soup de jour. All were great. Nice spot that feels more like Portland OR than Reading PA.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We brought our five year old daughter with us and had a great experience all around. The food was great with options for kids, and the service was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our go to spots! Always amazing food and excellent service!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The sweet potato fries are to die for! We enjoyed our meal.

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vipChrisR
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and solid menu. Service was excellent too. Will go back soon for sure.

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vipTrishK
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food1service2ambience4

table for two and we both ordered cheeseburgers to be well done and specifically asked "please have meat well done, no pink, kill it" upon food arrival the burger was red inside with blood seeping onto my plate and soaking into the french fries. I asked server to send the burgers back which she did and they were then served cooked as requested. I was disappointed with the chef and server because bloody plate equals uncooked meat, not well done. Also when paying cash please count your change as mine was shorted but corrected when I advised the server. This was my third visit to this restaurant and at this point I am not sure if I will return. The dining area is nice and the place is clean. There is a cheese deli and small store on premises.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great table, food, and service. Will be back!

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WendyS
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service. Would recommend for a nice casual night out

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SheilaM
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great place for dinner. However, no changing table in the women's bathroom.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, the restaurant was very nice and clean. The cheese plate was amazing. My girlfriend ordered the six cheese Mac and cheese and I ordered the surf and turf. Both were amazing probably even close to the best we’ve had when it comes to those two dishes. Highly recommend this restaurant and I’ll definitely be back.

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JHatfield
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Usually this is a wonderful place to dine. We just did not have as good a meal. The menu had changed and we did not feel there were many good options to choose from. I ordered a salad gluten free, no croutons due to Celiac Disease. The salad came with croutons. Others in my group did not enjoy their meal.

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PaulJ
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were there for my wife's birthday. The quality and presentation of the food and wine was terrific. The only complaint was that I asked to substitute one vegetable for another which they don't charge for. Unfortunately, the kitchen failed to do that and I ended up with a vegetable that I really don't like so it went to waste. I pointed it out to our server. He apologized, offered to correct it, but I declined.

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VickiC
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Say Cheese has a wonderful menu, something for everyone but not 1000 choices. The wine/drink selection is also very nice.

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EricaW
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience2

The food tasted like someone dropped a bucket of salt all over it. Inedible and not consumed.

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ElizabethK
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! The cheese and meat slate appetizer was fun and the lobster and crab mac & cheese was outstanding! We will be back to give some other entries a try:)

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JulianaK
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will definitely be back - the food was incredible and it was so challenging deciding what to order. The staff was all really nice as well. I loved the marketplace area in the front of the restaurant and the great variety of drink options. I highly recommend getting the meat and cheese board and trying one of their mac and cheese specials!

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MimiB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never a disappointment. One of my favorite restaurants in the Reading area. Easy to make a reservation on Open Table

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KevinB
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Location is great, food is always on point, value is good and service is consistent.

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BoneDoc624
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a great meal here. But, wish the app choices would change/improve. Meal was otherwise great. Love seating in the front windows.

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vipJoeA
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good experience there! Could use a few upgrades: to the specials menu, innovative choices, and maybe occasional drink specials.

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vipBillC
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining at Say Cheese is always a great experience! Highly recommended! Go there!

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FranchescaG
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was very cheesy which was great! However within all the cheese it had an outstanding bland taste. The appetizers were actually better than the dinner dishes I had. Also, the lobster and crab Mac and cheese had actual shell in the food. I found two pieces of shell in my mouth. Thankfully I didn’t swallow that. I think I would only go back for their appetizers.

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thetourist
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Food did not live up to the fancy plating. Branding was beautifully designed on the outside but not consistent throughout. Price tag on the cheese I bought looked like it was from a corner deli. I expected a better overall package for how nice the website and location was but I guess you can fool tourists for awhile...

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was in town for a show. Food was excellent. Cheese store was super cute. Everyone was very nice.

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vipJesmls
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience5

We always come to Say Cheese for girls night out. We were very disappointed in the food selection this trip. Normally there are some seasonal specials in addition to the menu. The server told us there were none because the menu was new and there were a lot of new choices. Most of what was on the menu we have seen before so definitely not much new. Disappointing visit, but drinks were great and service was outstanding. Could also use a better selection of desserts.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Three of us dining, each had a great time. The food was tasty and the price was right.

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HollyM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a go to and always great food ! I tend to like the lunch menu better than the dinner menu, but still all great food . And I just about always leave with some cheese from the counter !

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vipTimothyD
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Say cheese is a hidden gem in an reviving section of Reading, PA. The menu is always changing and using local produce and meats. The whole atmosphere rocks!!

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Poppy
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We have dined here maybe 7 times, always enjoying our experience up until this last visit. I don’t know if they have new cooks or not, but the food was sub par this time. It pains me to leave this review because I’ve thoroughly enjoyed everything that has touched my palate from here n the past. I will start by saying that the smoked salmon deviled eggs were delicious. Our friends thought they were way too salty. I ordered the lamb burger. As it was definitely cooked to my liking, it was overwhelmed by grease and way too much feta cheese. A friend ordered the cheese curds appetizer. Again, way too greasy and honestly tasted liked fried mozzarella. One of the biggest let downs, was that they are no longer BYOB!
This won’t be my last visit here, but I will strongly suggest other places for dinner before I mention Say Cheese as an option again.

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Ag11
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Service was, too. We were gabbing and visiting a long time. And never felt rushed. But still tended to. A lovely experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious, waitress was nice however Once we paid the check waitress no longer asked if we needed water or anything as we still sat there enjoying each other’s coming on our night out. We probably would have gotten / paid for more drinks as well.

No dressing on my salad, had to ask for it.

Greats atmosphere

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Marianne
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique menu. Server was more than happy to accommodate special requests and do separate checks for our large group. Love using Open Table for reservations, super easy. Will definitey return!

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JackieW
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Their menu is unique and changes with the season. I've enjoyed each and every meal I've ever ordered there.

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RickH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great menu, great food, and great service! We'd like to see Kombucha added to the non-alcoholic drink selection, though.

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Say Cheese! Restaurant & Cheese offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (610) 406-5390.

Say Cheese! Restaurant & Cheese is rated 4.5 stars by 370 OpenTable diners.

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