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Bright Star Restaurant

304 19th St N, Bessemer, AL 35020-4925
205-426-1861
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Ranked #1 of 80 Restaurants in Bessemer
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $25
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Greek, Seafood, Steakhouse
Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dunedin, Florida
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Stopped here in my way to Tuscaloosa to see my Gators play in a recommendation from a friend. Small town home cooking we were promised. All of the Crimson Tide faithful were working and dining. We got a few stares as we walked in. After the waitress found out my friend knew a friend of the owner we were treated... More

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Brent, Alabama
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Last week, another visit to the Bright Star to celebrate a birthday. One of my favorite places to eat for over 30 years. And as always, great food, great service and great fellowship. They know how to treat those celebrating special events. Oh, and don't forget those scrumptious desserts!

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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57 reviews 57 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I have visited the Bright Star many times in the last few years and never ever disappointed. The Snapper Almondine sticks out as a all time favorite but everything is good there from top of the line service ,food, and general feel of a great establishment that has been in business for over 100 years. I only wish this restaurant... More

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Hoover, Alabama
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

For nearly forty years, our family has celebrated special occasions at the Bright Star. It is more than a tradition. We enjoy the welcoming atmosphere, the excellent service, and the "to die for" food. We only hope we can keep coming for forty more years!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Get off the ribbon of highway and find your way to The Bright Star Restaurant. You may be tempted to hit the fast food drive thru at the nearest interchange... to keep moving.... but more than likely that fast food place is waiting for you in your hometown. How often are you told its about the journey, not the destination?... More

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We have eaten at many restaurants but The Bright Star Restaurant is the very best!!! I always get the Texas Special and it is great!!!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I was doing my research and needed a spot to eat on a Sunday and I found The Bright Start. Some old some new but lots of history and good food. Support this place and keep it going!

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Bessemer, Alabama
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Excellant place to eat...wonderful atmosphere and food...the service is great...the owners are amazing folks.....love this restaurant!

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Vestavia Hills, Alabama
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We took some out-of-town guests to the Bright Star who had heard us rave so much about our favorite restaurant. They were not disappointed and hope their next visit with us will include another visit to the "Star". Food and service were great as always!

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Birmingham, AL
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This is an old well established business. The owners know how to take care of customers. The food is excellent. They are famous for snapper and steak but they have other entrees as well. If I had one negative it would be the glasses are small so the waitress has to keep coming back. But then, that's why the glasses... More

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