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Bright Star Restaurant

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304 19th St N, Bessemer, AL 35020-4925
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars

One of the South's best restaurants! No better steak anywhere! Don't miss this wonderful dining delight!

5 of 5 starsReviewed today
Mary M
Northport, Alabama
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Northport, Alabama
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

One of the South's best restaurants! No better steak anywhere! Don't miss this wonderful dining delight!

Thank Mary M
Huntsville, Alabama
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Excellent as always, just love this place. The atmosphere grabs you when you enter and read about the history, then the attentive, friendly staff takes over. Oh, and then the food arrives, the best steaks anywhere and the desserts are outstanding. This is becoming our family's Thanksgiving tradition, forget cooking, cleaning and eating left-overs, just go to The Bright Star!

Thank J P
Mc Calla, Alabama
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to eat. Steaks are excellent. You are really missing out if you haven't eaten there before.

Thank Mark S
Tampa, Florida
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was in Birmingham on business and Bright Star was recommended by one of my coworkers. The food was great, the atmosphere was classic old school cafe, and the service was was very impressive. The owners visited our table twice to make sure we were satisfied with our meal. Great food and Southern Hospitality at its finest. If you are... More 

Thank David6409
Mawdesley, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this restaurant whilst staying with friends in the area who are regular patrons of the Bright Star and, after our visit, we understood why they eat there regularly. The food was excellent, the service friendly and efficient and the owners were ever present, either ensuring things were running smoothly or actually helping with the service. I chose the... More 

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Petal, Ms, United States
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are anywhere around Bessemer, Al. find a reason to go eat at the Bright Star Restaurant. They have received national recognition and their Lemon Ice Box Pie is to die for.

Thank Mike R
sterling heights, MI
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Last year while attending the Talladega races we ate here twice. This year we decided to have all 3 dinners while staying in Bessemer at Bright Star and were not disappointed. Great large Greek salads with anchovies on the side if you want them. On the 3rd night I asked for slaw instead and was brought a plate of freshly... More 

Thank timetraveler8
Greensboro, North Carolina
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great service, food and staff. Nice to see the owner actively involved in serving the customers. Able to reserve the Bear Bryant private booth; an honor to be able to enjoy the tradition.

Thank mahalotraveler
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As always, you can count on The Bright Star for a wonderful experience. The food is great, service accountable, and the atmosphere brings back so many mermories of eating with so many different types of people and times. I dined with a new client and he was amazed( his first time). He left full and happy and I got the... More 

Thank Kim B
Hueytown, Alabama
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place to go for a special occassion. They have just about everything for everyone to eat. It has separate dining areas for small or large parties. We had a birthday party for my mother and they went extra and lit a candle and put it in her piece of pie for her birthday. Great Staff.

Thank Sherry C

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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: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?