Bernie's Dining Depot

A c1950 O'Mahony diner in Chicopee, Massachusetts

True Diner

749 James St
Chicopee, Massachusetts 01020

Phone: (413) 539-9268

Status: Open for business


Tuesday and Wednesday:
7:00am to 8:30pm
Thursday to Saturday:
7:00am to 9:00pm
7:00am to 8:00pm

Last Updated: Jan. 6, 2016

Condition: Minor changes


Former Station View Diner on Liberty Street. In 1982, owner Roger Bernashe obtained an Amtrak Dining Car from the yard in New Haven and had it carefully attached to one end of the diner. Diners enter through the main diner and step up into the dining car. Reservations available. The other corner of the diner has been opened and extended into extra seating. Other than these two cutouts, however, it remains mostly original, with minimal modification, and still has the look and feel, inside and out, of its classic origins. This is a very popular establishment, famed for its French meat pie; reservations recommended, as there can be a substantial wait if you’re not sitting at the counter.