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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 78
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 11
    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
Oasis of comfort food

I highly recommend bringing family and friends to Lightsey's whom enjoy a relaxing atmosphere and good comfort food from the sea and beyond.This place is a very good restaurant with prices around $20 per person depending on what you order. The food is fantastic and worth every penny.Personally, I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Morehead, Kentucky
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We made a quick stop here before an airboat ride. The iced tea was delightful and the fish dip is out of this world. Our server was quick and made great recommendations. I would,love to visit again if we are ever back in the area.

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Charleston, South Carolina
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Food was pretty good, but not as good as I expected - and hoped - it would be. Service was slow, although we were there for late lunch and there were hardly any other customers there. There was a strong cigarette smoke odor on the porch.

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I highly recommend bringing family and friends to Lightsey's whom enjoy a relaxing atmosphere and good comfort food from the sea and beyond.This place is a very good restaurant with prices around $20 per person depending on what you order. The food is fantastic and worth every penny.Personally, I was impressed with the freshness of the food, deliciousness,and quality. I... More 

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

Thank you so much for leaving such an in depth review that others can enjoy and also use as a good source of information. We hope to see you return soon for another great dining experience with us. Public relations Manager J.L. More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Food is almost all fried its okay but overpriced. They are on a mud canal but are priced like they're on the ocean.

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

We are very sorry about your most recent dining experience and as a company we feel we have let our customers down when they leave without one hundred percent satisfaction. Though at first glace everything might seem fried, we do prepare our meals a number of different ways such as blackened, grilled, fried and even broiled and our prices reflect... More 

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72 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I have visited Lightsey’s on two occasions. During my first visit the waitress recommended the whole catfish. The fish, as the name implies, is cooked whole with bones and fins. This fish was delicious, full of juicy meat and covered with crispy breading made with a mixture of spices. This is a dish where you have to do some work... More 

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

Both of the items that were not to your liking sound as if they were not cooked properly nor seasoned properly and for that we apologize. These are two delicate items that must be prepared with a watchful eye or they can turn from something very appetizing to something not so “memorable”. Like most businesses sometimes some unsatisfactory meals make... More 

Port Charlotte, Florida
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We stopped for lunch at Lighsey's as we were driving from Florida's west coast to the east coast after seeing the reviews on Trip Advisor. The place is kinda funky and cool, and, we understand that it's absolutely packed during snowbird season. We're assuming that's because this is Okeechobee and there really aren't many good eateries about. The service was... More 

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

We value each customer's opinion and see that your experience is not what you (we) expected. Lightsey's historically has received many great reviews about the fresh Lake Okeechobee catfish that we season with a special blend created over 30 years ago. We understand that you ordered the "Monday Catfish Dinner Special". This meal includes 1/2 lb finger fillets, 1/2 lb... More 

Naples, Florida
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The restaurant is a little hard to find, but worth the search. The gator was fresh and well seasoned. The grouper was well-prepared and the scallops were not only delicious, but plentiful. The restaurant is casual and there's plenty of parking.

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

We are happy to hear you enjoyed your most recent visit to Lightsey's and were able to experience some of our unique items from our menu. We pride ourselves in providing our customers with visually appealing dishes that are both delicious and adventurous. We hope to see you again soon! Public Relations Manager J.L More 

Olive Hill, Kentucky
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119 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We visited on a Friday evening when they were very busy but had great seats on the patio. Even tho the servers were busy we still had great service. All three of us had the all you can eat catfish fingers, slaw and sweet potato fries. Everything was good, the slaw is a bit unusual. They use their own house... More 

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

It pleases us to hear you had a pleasant experience during your visit. We do have a very unique coleslaw that we take much pride in but of course we appreciate your honest. We hope you make it back to try our Sunday buffet because it too is unique. We have a little bit of everything from our menu on... More 

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50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

And atmosphere that at one time was very good. It seems as if the restaurant Lux revenue to provide proper training and service to customers, food is above average better than mediocre. Limited wine list . adherence to standards, or high standards of food presentation and product are only lackluster because of lack of experience.

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

We greatly appreciate your review and the help it lends us as we strive to become a stronger company for our customers. We hope to see you return and assure you a noticeable difference in your experience. Public relations manager J.L More 

Cape Coral, Florida, United States
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We went for lunch. It was not crowded, which is a delight this time of the year in Florida. The food was fresh and really top notch. They had drink specials and the staff was friendly. It is not a fancy restaurant, but it was clean. We live a distance away, but were visiting family and will definitely return for... 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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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?