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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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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Doing business
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 260
    Excellent
  • 44
    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 Food & Experience

We visited here for my wife's birthday and we were not disappointed! The food was excellent and they even have us free dessert to celebrate her birthday! They also have a rewards program I signed up for that give you discounts. You'll want to sign up too because you won't eat here just once! The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
Jody D
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Munford, Alabama
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
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332 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Munford, Alabama
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

We visited here for my wife's birthday and we were not disappointed! The food was excellent and they even have us free dessert to celebrate her birthday! They also have a rewards program I signed up for that give you discounts. You'll want to sign up too because you won't eat here just once! The thousand island dressing is the... More 

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Alabaster, Alabama
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

We have been dining here for decades but I have not been there in a while so this week we dropped in for lunch. The southern charm and delicious food were just as remembered. The gumbo is some of the best I have tasted, near perfection. We both had the blackened catfish with shrimp étouffée sauce and it was amazingly... More 

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

You have to try it. The atmosphere is to die for, its like going to a Hollywood and Football Hall of Fame. Foods Great too.

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Northport, Alabama
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Wonderful food, friendly atmosphere, great environment! Family friendly and super customer service! I can't believe it took us a few years to discover this place.

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Gardendale, Alabama, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Given that it was not the first visit to The Bright Starr by me, I must say that the pleasure it gave to us to have him there in a setting that never changes. The service, food and friendly/gracious manner one is treated is beyond the vocabulary I have. For over 40 years, I have felt to be a member... More 

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Hueytown, Alabama
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This is my favorite restaurant! My entire family loved their meal choice! As usual, everything was cooked to perfection, and was very delicious! The staff are wonderful!

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Charleston, South Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Our favorite place to eat hands down. They are top notch & so consistent every visit. Great atmosphere, service & food.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We have been driving 45 minutes to The Bright Star for years. Best to make a dinner reservation. We eat in a different room each time. Each room has it's own special flair. The steaks are great but we go for the seafood. Lots of choices -- all excellent! The owners stop by each table to check on your meal... More 

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Found this joint when staying in Bessemer for the Tuscaloosa Airshow last weekend. Decided to forgo the sports bar and hit the downtown oldie and hopefully goldie. GUMBO! Moseyed up to the bar and got the best seat in the house to watch NCAA Roundball games with a cold local dark brew, I believe it was a Truckstop. Good beer... More 

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Alabama
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The Bright Star has been around forever for a reason. They have the best steaks I've ever had, their Sunday lunches are great, and you never ever have anything less than stellar service.

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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: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
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?