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Lighthouse Restaurant

Bar, Seafood
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11976 South Crater Road, Petersburg, VA 23805
+1 804-733-0811
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Tue 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am

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Visitor rating
  • 19
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Mostly reheated (vs fresh) food

Disappointing. The Lighthouse LOOKS like a charming seafood place, all the nautical decorations and its been here a while. But you'll get fresher seafood at a Red lobster or a Fridays. I had the crabcake sandwich, with green beans that were reheated canned (Delmonte?). The crabcake had no taste... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
philly126
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Richboro, Pennsylvania
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  • Families with children
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English first
Stamford, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This seemed like a good idea as it was recommended by my hotel, its parking lot was almost full and it seemed busy. As I was alone I usually eat at the bar. As soon as I sat down I was OVERWHELMED BY THE SMELL OF SMOKE. I looked around and everyone, including the bartender, was smoking. I had ordered... More 

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

After driving all day , checking into the hotel this was a convenient and fast way to get something to eat.

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Richboro, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Disappointing. The Lighthouse LOOKS like a charming seafood place, all the nautical decorations and its been here a while. But you'll get fresher seafood at a Red lobster or a Fridays. I had the crabcake sandwich, with green beans that were reheated canned (Delmonte?). The crabcake had no taste, like all breading. That can happen when you reheat frozen foods.... More 

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near Philadelphia, PA
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30 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Hope the food is better than the smoke smell from the bar. I haven't been in a restaurant that allowed smoking in years.

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Petersburg, Virginia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This is the first time I've ever written a review for a restaurant, but I feel compelled to share our particular experience. I ordered the salmon, which was overcooked but tasted fine, my 3 friends weren't so lucky. One waited 20 minutes more than we did for his salmon and when it came out it was completely raw in the... More 

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Pearl River, NY
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66 reviews 66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Ate here while on an overnight stopover driving down 95. The food was fine. Nothing to write home about, but not offensive either. We'd eat there again if ever in the area (unlikely)

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Petersburg, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Great small business!!! We have been at least once a year for the last six years. Every time we have been there the food was good and so was the service. The waitress actually remembered serving us from the year before! The broiled scallops and fried oysters are fantastic!!!! Prices aren't too bad. Good size portions, we always have leftovers... More 

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Petersburg, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Went there to eat for dinner. I ordered crab cakes with fries and coleslaw. It was OK, not the best crab cakes I ever had, but OK. The cashier were very nice and friendly.

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Average food. Had pork chop - a little dry. Catfish fried dinner - heavily battered. Canned green beans. Very friendly server - made stop enjoyable. Location - across from hotel on a rainy night- was the teason for choosing this restaurant..

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long island NY
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126 reviews 126 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

The food was edible but not memorable. Worn décor, separate bar where locals hang to drink. Portions sizable. Waitress nice. Food mediocre. My fried jumbo shrimp were hot, and just ok-too much batter. Green beans from a can (reminded me of school cafeteria food). My hubby's pork chops (2) were good size but boneless and boring. This is just a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11976 South Crater Road, Petersburg, VA 23805
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Petersburg
  • Phone Number: +1 804-733-0811

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bar, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?