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10430 Rte. 78 W, Okeechobee, FL 10430
863-763-4276
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 77
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food, difficult menu

All of us liked our dinners, very good food. But, the menu is weird and difficult to determine whether you are ordering an entrée, snack, small plate. They need to redesign it. I had the Spinach Salad with blackened sea scallops and plaintains....yummy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Tastebud_1
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Cheboygan, Michigan
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Pembroke Pines, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

The service was terrible.... There were several parties there when we were and in each one people got tired of waiting and cancelled order/left. We ask TWICE for a manager and he refused to come out. When we got food (after almost 2 hours) the portions were small and the food was cold. They literally don't care. Never ever again.

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Okeechobee florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We had a party of 5 that arrived at about 2pm on a Sunday afternoon. There were not any tables open at the time but no one else was waiting. We stood in the doorway with employee's walking past us but no one acknowledged us. After 10 minutes one of the people in our party asked the person who appeared... More 

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Cheboygan, Michigan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

All of us liked our dinners, very good food. But, the menu is weird and difficult to determine whether you are ordering an entrée, snack, small plate. They need to redesign it. I had the Spinach Salad with blackened sea scallops and plaintains....yummy.

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Okeechobee, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I recently went to this restaurant I have heard so much about, I was Pleasantly Surprised at the food, and service. My Husband ordered the Gouda burger, Which Mind you is 3/4 of a pound for only 13.75, and It actually came with bacon and the cheese.. Now and days at restaurants you get a whimpy 1/4 pound beef patty... More 

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Stuart, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I miss the fried oysters. Any chance you wll put them back on the menu?? They were the best in the whole state and I always came just for them!!

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clh1256, Public Relations Manager at Lightsey's, responded to this review

Thank you for your support and taking time to give us a review! You'll be happy to know that our famous fried oysters have never left our menu and will continue to be on the menu. Be sure to ask your server on your next visit so you wont have to miss out and once more we thank you. Public... More 

Tampa
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

There were six of us for dinner, each ordered something different, and all of us were very happy with what we ordered. My weakness are small whole deep-fried catfish. Those here tasted fresh and were fried to perfection. the sweet potato fries and hushpuppies were very tasty. The blackened shrimp my wife ordered were excellent: They were blackened in a... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Recently I taveled to okochobee, Florida with a group of friends for lunch. We went to lightsey's, a landmark in the area. The restaurant was busy but our group up wa seated right away. The service was average as was the food. The price was high for the quality and amount of food. This is not a good value for... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I have tried this place several times and the food is not that great and the prices are way to high. I would not mind paying the price if the food was worth it...but it's not. I wouldn't waste your time or money here.

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Okeechobee, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A great place to take visiting friends and to eat local seafood, fog legs - turtle - alligator - cat fish, there burger's are also great.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We drove to Okeechobee Fl for lunch Sunday. Our first problem was that our Garmin GPS refused to be programmed to the location both by the restaurant's name or street address. No problem, we decided to print a map showing where we needed to go. We did not notice that the street shown was Florida 78, not the US 98... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10430 Rte. 78 W, Okeechobee, FL 10430
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Okeechobee
  • Phone Number: 863-763-4276

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
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 - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?