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10430 Rte. 78 W, Okeechobee, FL 10430
863-763-4276
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Ranked #4 of 72 Restaurants in Okeechobee
Price range: $5 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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  • German first
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English first
Hopkins, Belize
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We stopped for lunch here before our scheduled airboat ride near the Okeechobee. What a wonderful meal we all had! Three of us ordered the pompano fish, which was excellent! The fried oysters were crunchy, sweet, and tender. The hush puppies were way too good to ever use to hush up a puppy! Yummy, yummy collard greens and fresh, beautifully-seasoned... More 

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Okeechobee, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I've been going to this restaurant for a long time. A few years ago the food quality was not so good for about a year then it got really good again. Not sure what happened, but what ever it was they fixed it. My wife and I always share a large platter of oysters and a couple of sides. My... More 

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

Lightsey's has been making drastic and necessary changes to insure that our customer is getting a more pleasurable and consistent experience when they dine out with us. You were correct about the buffet being every Sunday by the way and it is all you can eat but we don't limit our oyster to just customers who order the buffet. We... More 

Okeechobee, Florida, United States
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

As locals we have eaten here a few times and always come away underwhelmed. Their menu is limited and their prices are too high. Table service is equally mediocre. The bottom line is there's no compelling reason to drive all the way out to Lightsey's when you can get a less expensive mediocre meal close to home.

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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92 reviews 92 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Stopped for lunch on the way home to Jupiter, FL .. Server (Mandy) was very friendly and informative. Had appetizers and soup and it was delicious. We recommend this Place.

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

Thanks for your review! If you really liked our menu then you'll be happy to hear that we have a new menu coming out in the up coming weeks. It will have many new and exciting items that we can not wait to share with our guests.We hope to see you soon to share them with you as well. Public... More 

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

I was (finally) recommended by locals to try this place for good seafood, said it was the best in the small town. It's on the outskirts of town but man, this place is well worth the drive! I am a shrimp lover and after becoming disappointed at the selections thus far I decided it was time to ask.... Had the... More 

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

Good to hear you were finally pointed in the right direction! We do appreciate your detailed review because it not only helps us out but it also gives fellow Tripadvisor users a good point of view for which to make a well informed decision with. Like you mentioned in your review, we are a very in house oriented restaurant which... More 

Vero Beach, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Brought my mother and brother here and we each had something a little different. I had the fried shrimp and it was cooked excellently! My mom and brother also enjoyed there meals and our service was great. We will surly be back next time we are close.

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Okeechobee, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The fish dip appetizer is wonderful, the 1lb shrimp dish is great. The grouper is fresh as is all the rest of the seafood. The froglegs are out of this world. It is a fun place to go We look forward to returning to FL every fall, just for our visits to Lightsey's!!

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

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant! It sounds like you were able to try a variety of things from our menu during your visit. By your next visit our new menu will likely be out and we will have many new items for you to try. We cant wait for you to return and try them!... More 

Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Was on my way to Boca across Route 70 and made the point of coming here. So glad I did. Fresh grouper plus collards, hush puppies and slaw. Amazing slaw! I'll be back.

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

Thank you for making time to stop by and visiting us, we greatly appreciate it! We have a vast selection of fresh saltwater that we get every Friday. So stop on by for a fresh and unique meal that no one around can duplicate. We look forward to see you! Public Relations Manager J.L. More 

Kingston, New Hampshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Hamburger are outstanding, Local food unique and cooked just right and portions are more than adequate. Atmosphere is great. Out of the way but so pleasant and inviting you will be glad you made the trip..

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

Being located right outside of town right on the water and away from the crowds gives our customers an immersive experience of Okeechobee while also getting to enjoy a fine cooked meal. Lightsey's thanks you for understanding that and we hope to see you return soon. More 

Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

After two so so meals in this town, we decided to treat ourselves to a nice seafood dinner on our last night in town. We had a nice table overlooking the river and enjoyed a Florida sunset. The menu is a little confusing and did not have a lot of options outside of seafood, but you go to a seafood... More 

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

Thank you very much for taking time to write a great review of us here. We greatly appreciate you visiting and we are happy to hear you enjoyed your dinner. and by the way we do carry a fantastic sirloin stake and we are very proud of our burgers here, if you are looking for something other than seafood on... More 

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Additional Information about Lightsey's

Address: 10430 Rte. 78 W, Okeechobee, FL 10430
Phone Number: 863-763-4276
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Okeechobee
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 30
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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