Growing up in Tampa, Bern's has always been a special place for my family. In planning a trip to Tampa for December, we'd hoped to return and take my boys (9 & 8) for their first experience. Unfortunately, it's completely booked (could get a 9:30, but way too late for kids to eat). I know there's no other place like Bern's, but can anybody suggest a restaurant we'd all enjoy. We're staying near the airport/stadium, and don't want to venture too far to eat. We'll be 8 people and it's probably best to go somewhere in the American/Steak/Seafood range to satisfy everybody. It does not need to be fancy/expensive.
Also, if you have any sneaky tips to still get into Bern's, they'd be appreciated. Thanks.