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Lightsey's

10430 Rte. 78 W, Okeechobee, FL 10430
863-763-4276
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Ranked #5 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
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

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

Okeechobee, FL
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

From what I've heard this restaurant used to be wonderful. Nice atmosphere, and have been there several times, each time more expensive and food so-so. Last time went on a day when they had a buffet and most everything on it was dried out. Probably not going back.

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Maryland
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88 reviews 88 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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
8 helpful votes 8 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
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
57 reviews 57 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
2 helpful votes 2 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

sarasota
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We went there for the catfish that they are well known for. Well the whole catfish are 1"-3"... Never seen them this small. We ordered a midday portion for 15$ and got 3 of them. Ordered the catfish finger basket for 14$ prob 6 little approx 3" fingers...Oh, the chicken fingers kids meal was 10$....the best thing ordered at our... More

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

Lightseys would like to apologize for not meeting your standards as it's of the upmost importance to us that all of our customers leave satisfied. When you referred to the whole cat as being 1 to 3 inches we see how it can be mistaken that way ,but in our menu the 1 to 3 refers to the ounces the... More

Tampa, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

If you like fried foods than this is your place. Everything is fried and salty. The drinks were weak. Another draw back for me is that the lighter fare such as salads and wraps are only served for lunch. I understand you don't go to a seafood restaurant for salads, but if you don't want fried something you are out... More

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

Lightseys would like to formally apologize for your unsatisfactory experience as we take all comments seriously. We work very closely with our cooks to ensure we provide the best dining experience and to prevent situations like this in the future. As far as our menu being limited to only fried food, Lightseys prides itself in the quality and variety of... More

VERO BEACH
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I have eaten at Lightsey's several times and the food is okay and the service varies. I like unusual food like Cooter, Frog legs, Catfish, etc and they usually offer these.

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