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Bright Star Restaurant

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304 19th St N, Bessemer, AL 35020-4925
205-426-1861
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Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 268
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great lunch

Tge Bright Stars lunch menu had several choices, we all selected the Pan Seared Salmon. The meal was very delicious, prepared properly and served hot. The service was courteous and prompt. Good job is in order for the entire staff of the restaurant.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Keith B
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Sylacauga, Alabama
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Families with children
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Sylacauga, Alabama
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Tge Bright Stars lunch menu had several choices, we all selected the Pan Seared Salmon. The meal was very delicious, prepared properly and served hot. The service was courteous and prompt. Good job is in order for the entire staff of the restaurant.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Elegant, Old South restaurant with great food and friendly people. The tenderloin tips are excellent. Be sure and try their peanut butter pie!

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Bessemer, Alabama
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Great food and good service. The food is consistently above the rest. Have been here with family and friends and always happy with the experience.

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We have been in this restaurant for family dinner .It was recommended to us by one family member . We booked this by phone and glad we did. Bright star was very busy and otherwise we would not get sits. It is very authentic decorations in restaurant which was not changed for years .Warbled and mirrored walls created atmosphere of... More 

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Alabaster, Alabama, United States
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71 reviews 71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

I am one of those individuals living within the Birmingham, AL region who for years has contemplated a dining experience at the Bright Star, but by virtue of it being off the beaten path in the city of Bessemer, I have avoided it. I can only say I wish I would have experienced it much sooner. The Bright Star is... More 

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Alabama
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I have been eating at The Bright Star for 44 years and it is still just as great. The food here is consistently great and the service is wonderful too.

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Birmingham
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Well another outstanding visit and meal. Yes there was lots of folks. A mark of a good place. We had a short wait even with all the folks, but guess what it was Mothers Day, Duh. The folks did a great job getting folks seated and the meal was outstanding and the service was exceptional as well. Happy Mothers Day

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Prescott, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I came through Bessemer late on a Saturday afternoon looking for Gip's Place (a juke joint which is extremely difficult to find), and as it was nearly dinner time I thought I would look for a cafe downtown to get some food and maybe some information about Gip's. The sign for The Bright Star was classic and the place looked... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

Hands down Bright Star is our favorite restaurant !! They are so consistent with everything they do everytime we go. Amazing food, service & atmosphere.

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Bluff Park, Alabama
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

As always the food was excellent and the atmosphere, charming. There were five of us and everything came out on time and just right. We had shrimp, tenderloin, salmon, and chicken.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 304 19th St N, Bessemer, AL 35020-4925
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Bessemer
  • Phone Number: 205-426-1861

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 25
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?