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

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  • 77
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 34
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  • 10
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  • 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
Nice patio

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
Patiodadio
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Olive Hill, Kentucky
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Olive Hill, Kentucky
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

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 

Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Cape Coral, Florida, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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North Palm Beach
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

April 5 2015 . A friend took me there for my first time. About a 90 min drive from Palm Beach. There were 4 of us and we all ordered the 10lb oyster platter. 30 Oysters on the half shell of various sizes from very small to very large. Cost has gone up from $19.95 to $25 dollars. I think... More 

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

Thank you for your in depth review of Lightseys. It surprises us that you found our ten pound platter to be over priced. When pricing our raw oysters, we take into account pricing in neighboring areas; for example, the Palm Beach area where you're from generally serves a half dozen oysters for about 18 dollars, making our platter an unmatched... More 

Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Was recommended this place by a local coworker. Wasn't disappointed at all other than when I ordered the Sampler, and they didn't have the "nips". Other than that we had a good meal with pretty scenery. Okeechobee in the background and the boats at the ramp. Would pass the name of this place off to others to try out for... More 

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

We appreciate you visiting Lightsey's and we are happy to hear you were pleased with your dining experience. Catnip's are one of our oldest and one of our most unique menu items and the preparation process is delicate and takes about two days to accomplish. So when we do run out we are at the mercy of time before we... More 

Cheboygan, Michigan
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

All of us liked our dinners, very good food. But, the menu is weird and difficult to determine whether you are ordering an entrée, snack, small plate. They need to redesign it. I had the Spinach Salad with blackened sea scallops and plaintains....yummy.

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Okeechobee, Florida
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I recently went to this restaurant I have heard so much about, I was Pleasantly Surprised at the food, and service. My Husband ordered the Gouda burger, Which Mind you is 3/4 of a pound for only 13.75, and It actually came with bacon and the cheese.. Now and days at restaurants you get a whimpy 1/4 pound beef patty... More 

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Stuart, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I miss the fried oysters. Any chance you wll put them back on the menu?? They were the best in the whole state and I always came just for them!!

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

Thank you for your support and taking time to give us a review! You'll be happy to know that our famous fried oysters have never left our menu and will continue to be on the menu. Be sure to ask your server on your next visit so you wont have to miss out and once more we thank you. Public... More 

Tampa
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

There were six of us for dinner, each ordered something different, and all of us were very happy with what we ordered. My weakness are small whole deep-fried catfish. Those here tasted fresh and were fried to perfection. the sweet potato fries and hushpuppies were very tasty. The blackened shrimp my wife ordered were excellent: They were blackened in a... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Recently I taveled to okochobee, Florida with a group of friends for lunch. We went to lightsey's, a landmark in the area. The restaurant was busy but our group up wa seated right away. The service was average as was the food. The price was high for the quality and amount of food. This is not a good value for... More 

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