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All 71 Okeechobee Restaurants

Lightsey's

10430 Rte. 78 W, Okeechobee, FL 10430
863-763-4276
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Ranked #4 of 71 Restaurants in Okeechobee
Price range: $5 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Lobster bisque was better than anything you could get in New England. Grouper was fresh and very good; cole slaw was outstanding; grilled squash hit just the right balance of no longer raw but not cooked so long they were mushy. Plantains also excellent. Everything is fresh, cooked to order, and homemade. Our server, Priscilla, was excellent. We can't say... More

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

Thank you so very much for leaving such a great review for us. It is extremely rewarding when our customers understand and appreciate what we are trying to do here at Lightsey's as a restaurant. We have such a unique and wide variety of meals that no two trips are a like, so we hope to see you return because... More

Vero Beach, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I have been to Lightsey's several times thoughout the years and have never been disappointed - including my visit yesterday - the service was great and the food was phenomenal! They have the best catfish and coleslaw ever! It's over an hour drive from our home, but well worth it! I highly recommend Lightsey's.

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

Thank you for giving your continued support throughout the years and for taking the time to leave an honest review. We have been working extremely hard to provide high caliber service and superb food quality to insure customers have an experience much like yours. We hope to see you return as we continue to grow and provide a better dining... More

Islamorada, Florida
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We had a great meal there the other day. It is a little pricey but you get what you pay for. It's kind of a country cooking seafood place.

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

Lightsey's uses nothing but the freshest ingredients in all of our meals which we like to think separates us from our competitors. We commit to going above and beyond when selecting these ingredients, everything from the the Salt water fish that we buy fresh from a coastal fish house to minute things such as the heavy cream that goes in... More

Ocala, Florida
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

We were in Okeechobee to see an old friend and wanted to take him to lunch. I searched TripAdvisor for a recommendation and saw the good and not so good reviews and we decided to try for ourselves. I was really impressed with the service and the quality of food. The gator tail was not tough and chewy and the... More

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

We appreciate you taking the time to visit us yourself and seeing first hand just how dedicated we our to providing a unique and unforgettable experience for our guests. We hope to see return soon. Public Relations Manager J. More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Probably the best tasting food in a 50 mile radius. Only reason I'm not giving a 5 star is becuase it was hot inside (felt like there wasn't any AC on). Other than that, try it!!! Lobster bisque, crawfish, gator tail, gouda mashed potatoes... All to die for!

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

Lightsey's would like to thank you for taking the time to post about your experience with us. It is our greatest pleasure to receive positive feedback, and we enjoy hearing you were pleased with your meal selections. We apologize for the discomfort you may have encountered during your visit; we are taking action to ensure the problem is resolved. Again,... More

Maryland
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Stopped in for lunch. The menu has many choices (frog legs, gator, turtle, ect...). I had their shrimp salad that was huge. Couldn't really find the shrimp much due to being cut up small, but it was delicious anyway. Loved their hush puppies and shrimp po' boy sandwich. Service was a bit slow (we were the first ones there, maybe... More

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

Lightsey's would like to apologize about the etiquette service you experienced during your visit and would like to let you know that steps were taken to prevent such events from reoccurring in the future. We insist on your return and we guarantee a better experience. Public Relations Manager J. More

Lakeland, Florida
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We went to the annual caladium festival in Lake Placid and decided to come back to Lakeland via Okeechobee to try an old favorite restaurant of ours. We hadn't been to Lightsey's in several years but wanted to go back for a long time. And are we glad we did. The food is exotic Okeechobee cuisine with catfish, frog legs,... More

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review, we greatly appreciate it. Nothing makes us happier then hearing about your return to Lightsey's and having a wonderful meal. We recommend you trying a fresh salt water fish like Grouper, Golden Tile or even Flounder to name a few. We'd love to show you a different side... More

Sebring
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

If you are a seafood lover and gator tail, you must try this wonderful place! Great food and service!

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

Lightsey's would like to let you know we appreciate you taking the time to stop and giving us a positive review. Customer reviews and input are extremely important to us and help us become a better restaurant. Again, we thank you dearly. -Public Relations Manager J. More

Riverview
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is a truly unique experience. Grouper on ice. Shrimp cooked eight ways, cooter, and many more edible delights. Absolutely worth checking out! Good food. Good service. Good value. Highly recommend!

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to review us and it makes us more then happy to hear you had a great dining experience. We hope to see you return and we greatly appreciate you. - Public Relations Manager J. More

2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We had dinner. The portions are small. The prices are very high. We had fried gator tail for starters and the portion was very small for two people as well as a bit chewy for my liking. The fried shrimp and catfish were good however very small portion for a man to eat. The oysters Rockefeller was not that great.... More

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

Lightsey's would like to start off by thanking you for your review. We apologize for not meeting your standards. Upon review of your comment, Lightseys believes there has been a bit of miscommunication and a misunderstanding of our menu. Every meal incorporates at least 3 sides that can be substituted for any other side of your choice. Regarding our portion... More

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