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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 284
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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When in business for more than 100 years it would be easy to rest on your laurels. Mr. Jimmy and Mr. Nicky continue to grow the Bright Star by providing the very best quality (food, service, atmosphere) in the state. There are a lot of choices when it comes to dining well and the Bright Star... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
Greg H
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

When in business for more than 100 years it would be easy to rest on your laurels. Mr. Jimmy and Mr. Nicky continue to grow the Bright Star by providing the very best quality (food, service, atmosphere) in the state. There are a lot of choices when it comes to dining well and the Bright Star outshines them all!

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Birmingham, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

My partner and I had dinner at the Bright Star with a couple of friends this past Saturday, June 27th. We could bet you $100 to $1 that every time we step foot into the restaurant we are going to have some of the best food in the South! I had my favorite, stuffed shrimp with crabmeat, fried I might... More 

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Bessemer, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This restaurant is a hometown favorite great food. Friendly service. Try the banana fosters. The fish and the shrimps are excellent. The steaks are mouth watering. This restaurant is worth a visit when coming to Bessemer.

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Port Jefferson, New York
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Very expensive and not very friendly to blacks unless your working!! We went and won't be back!!!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

It's a bit pricey but the food is very good and the service was excellent. The only thing negative I found is that park at times it is hard to find a place to park as parking is on the street.

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Birmingham, Alabama
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The Bright Star by far, is the best place ever to have the greatest meal. We make a visit at least once a week. The food is always excellent and serving size is satisfying, you'll never leave hungry. The desserts challenging because they're all so good, and I can't help but say the coffee is also one of my favorites.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

went with family of 18.ate in one of many private dining rooms.my meal was $30 including dessert and was a bargain at that price for gourmet dishes .My cousin Mike Krawcheck picked up the check which made everything taste even better. Because of this meal ,I have become fonder of cousin mike and his wife joan and plan to visit... More 

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Mccalla
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Wonderful place for a family dinner, BFF lunch or private party. Great dishes cooked to perfection. Oldest restaurant in Alabama has an elegant old world feel,

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The food was truly special. Nothing that you have ever experienced before. The Greek Tenderloin is a must try on your bucket list. Call and make reservations and sit in their private family dining tables. It's worth every penny.

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We enjoy visiting our favorite restaurant. It's always good to see Jimmy, be greeted by Marlon, and be served by Darla. I hope this establishment will continue to offer the best in service and food, not fall victim to economizing.

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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: Steakhouse, Seafood, Greek

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