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Lightsey's

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10430 Rte. 78 W, Okeechobee, FL 10430
863-763-4276
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 93
    Excellent
  • 73
    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very good food

Got here on a Sunday. They have an extensive buffet with lots of seafood. I especially liked the catfish and frog legs. Alligator was just ok. A bit pricey but wait staff is excellent.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Carl F
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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was wonderful. I liked the outside seating. The scenery was wonderful and the service was also wonderful. I will make a trip back with a large group.

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Thank Shannon P
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Got here on a Sunday. They have an extensive buffet with lots of seafood. I especially liked the catfish and frog legs. Alligator was just ok. A bit pricey but wait staff is excellent.

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Thank Carl F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I ate lunch here and echo what other reviewers have said. Don't go here if you are in a hurry. Our server was very nice but she needed more help. Good food takes time to prepare. Also, don't go here if you are looking for a cheap meal. Good seafood is expensive. Given these two issues, we... More 

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Thank Brianmcgs
Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I drove here after getting up in the middle of the night and flying into Ft Lauderdale. We were tired and hungry when we arrived, and it was a lovely place to refresh ourselves for the the last few hours of driving to our destination. It was a beautiful day so we sat outside and enjoyed the... More 

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Thank surfsidedes
Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had heard such great things about Lightsey's that we looked forward to going. A very good assortment of seafood; Fried shrimp, frog's legs, catfish, shucked oysters, cocktail shrimp and a few others. Most tasted tired, especially the cocktail shrimp. The soups were great. The cobbler was amazing. The staff was friendly and we will try it again from the... More 

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Kennebunk, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While vacationing on Sanibel my wife and I drove 2.5 hours to Lightsey's to meet a family member who was driving over from Florida's East Coast. We had seriously low expectations for the area's restaurants but trusted Lightsey's TripAdvisor reviews. Really smart move. This was the best seafood meal we've had anywhere in Florida, including much more expensive places on... More 

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Thank RH0001
Wimauma, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great good, we got the sampler with the nips and cooter. Everything was very good. Definitely get the nips and sausage Gouda potatoes. Large portions my husband I enjoyed it thoroughly. Very neatly decorated.

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Thank Karen G
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Okay, I am not a southern gal. I don't eat fried food, a lot of sauce or salt, etc. I was with a friend and we hit Lightsey's at lunch time while on a road trip. "What the heck, let's do it!" Our waitress took her time as we questioned her and although she was new to the job, she... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in Lightsey's with my family of 13 and although busy, they got us right in. Service was prompt and friendly, no ones drink went empty. Had the smoked fish dip appetizer (it was terrific) and tried out a few of their special drinks (very good). Our meal didn't take long to come out and was very good. I personally... More 

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Thank TreeGrower1980
Mirabel, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stop by this place after fishing the lake. My son and I had raw oyster and it was good. We then tried alligator (fried) and was good. Se thé ordered crawfish and this dish we loved it ..... In all it was a nice experience.

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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
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?