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11976 South Crater Road, Petersburg, VA 23805
+1 804-733-0811
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11:30 am - 12:00 am
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 20
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Needs atmosphere

I have visited this restaurant on several occasions, the sea food is very good, home made Coke slaw is delicious, but the place is really lacking in atmosphere. There is s bar on premise, but they allow smoking in the bar, unfortunately you have to walk past the door to the bar, and smell radiates... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have visited this restaurant on several occasions, the sea food is very good, home made Coke slaw is delicious, but the place is really lacking in atmosphere. There is s bar on premise, but they allow smoking in the bar, unfortunately you have to walk past the door to the bar, and smell radiates out. All in all its... More 

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Thank red67convert
Stony Creek
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Foods good. Bar has good drinks and atmosphere. Paul is a great DJ and plays any song u want with a screen for karaoke if you wanna sing or just listen. Very relaxed and a good spot to just meet up to talk to your friends. I'd recommend this to someone who was in Petersburg looking for seafood and a... More 

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Thank M B
Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

After a harrowing rainy drive from Myrtle Beach to Poconos we stopped at the Hampton Inn in Petersburg. As nothing else was around we decided to try the Lighthouse. Was I sorry, decor outdated and dirty (Robert Irvine would have a field day). I ordered the build your own of crabcake (fried) and sea scallops (broiled). Both were overcooked and... More 

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Thank Christina W
Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

The restaurant was located across from the hotel and within walking distance. We just had a light dinner and it was ok.

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Thank Walter H
Fort Edward, New York
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51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

I had read reviews so had no intention of trying this place but could not find anything other than fast food. If you are looking for ambiance, go somewhere else. If you want good service and good food, try the Lighthouse. The complimentary Hushpuppies were yummy and plentiful. I had the choose your own platter of clams and scallops, a... More 

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Thank katdev
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

This restaurant is located across the street from the Comfort Inn. I ordered the salmon and it was cooked the way I like it. Very affordable drinks and meals. It seems to be a local favorite.

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Thank Joe F
new york
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Service was very good. Food was average Good location relative to hotel location. Portion sizes could have been a little larger

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1 Thank surfmiser
collegeville
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Had dinner here as it was convenient - right across the street from our hotel. Our waitress was friendly and provided good service. The food was nothing spectacular, but okay. Total price for two meals, including iced teas, desserts and tip - $50.12. Sadly, we have no desire to return again.

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1 Thank pglpsl
Jarratt, Virginia
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

Lighthouse Restaurant is a nice local place. The food is fine. The hush puppies are great... too easy to fill up on so be warned... lol. Food prices seem a little bit high, but not outrageously so. Good place, good food.

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2 Thank Robin J
Saint Augustine, Florida
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73 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

On our way home to Florida, tired and hungry, thought we'd give it a try. Warmly greeted and seated immediately,as were the only people in the restaurant. This place needed a make over 10 years ago, although it was clean. Our server was terrific, brought out fresh hushpuppies that were good. We both had the grilled salmon, that was dry... More 

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Thank Bob C

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