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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
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Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Birmingham
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

I was wonderful from the time we walked in an was met by the young lady who seats folks. Our group sat down, had a wonderful fried claws for appetizer and they were great. Our waitress was very informative and attentive and the Texas special we order was outstanding. Was informed that the mural that was painted on the wall... More 

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Marietta, Georgia, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

This has been my favorite place in Alabama, always try to enjoy a meal here when visiting in Birmingham. The food cannot be beat, the attentive service is always appreciated, and you will have a wonderful time here. Has been a restaurant for 100 years, says it all!

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Memphis, Tennessee
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I think our family has a new tradition - let Bright Star handle everything! Even though there was a near capacity crowd, everything moved like clockwork with only a momentary wait for a table. The food was very good as always so give up the hours (days) preparation/clean-up and the week-long leftover ritual. Make the holiday stress-free for the entire... More 

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Sylvan Springs, AL
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

On our last trip to the Bright Star, everything was excellent as always. 2 of us had the Greek Sampler and 2 had the Greek Tenderloin. Everything was wonderful. Our waiter was so attentive. We love eating there and will be back!

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We have been eating at the Bright Star restaurant in Bessemer for many years. Thursday we picked up takeout, and the place was packed! My parents asked staff at another restaurant if they would be open on Thanksgiving Thursday, and they replied that they were closing and would all be going to the Bright Star! The Greek family influence makes... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

This is the oldest Restaurant in Alabama, and it didn't happen by accident. I drove about 25 miles across town to eat here, on this trip to Birmingham because I love the food and the ambiance. Everything on the menu is good, they specialise in Greek dishes, but their seafood is wonderful, try the fried green tomatoes with shrimp, and... More 

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Bessemer, Alabama
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We love going to the Bright Star for lunch every Sunday after Church. They are always so friendly and we love our waitress Christy and our waiter Matt when Christy is not there . She is always a pleasure to have her wait on us. There is usually 6 in our party and she knows us all by name and... More 

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North Haven, Connecticut
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81 reviews 81 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Visiting from Connecticut, this was our second time to have lunch at this historic restaurant, and it was just as pleasant as the first. We were seated in a private little room with just one table, which was cozy and quiet. Our waitress was elderly and very friendly, laid back but not inattentive. Waiting time for our dishes was normal.... More 

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Saturday after a memorial service we had lunch with some of our family from California and North Carolina.As always the service and food were great. We had Greek Beef Tips..Greek Chicken with rice ,Roast Beef,..The Vegetables were also very good..Before leaving we also ordered Pies to go. Peanut Butter,...Lemon and Coconut....Mr.K...and I also talked about the Alabama football team....If you... More 

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Kennesaw, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The Bright Star is one of my favorite place to dine when in the Birmingham , AL area. The excellent staff, great food and attentive management makes this landmark a unique experience. For more than 109 years this landmark has been serving the local community. The Current family leadership is in the capable hands of Jimmy and Nicky with a... More 

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Additional Information about Bright Star Restaurant

Address: 304 19th St N, Bessemer, AL 35020-4925
Phone Number: 205-426-1861
Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Bessemer
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
Average Prices: USD 25 - 25
Cuisine: Greek, Seafood, Steakhouse

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