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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 - 2:00 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

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Visitor rating
  • 19
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 30
    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
Good food

Service was not the greatest but food was good. Hushpuppies served in the beginning are very tasty. Would eat there again.

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
Mary J
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Newark, New Jersey
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  • Families with children
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English first
Newark, New Jersey
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Service was not the greatest but food was good. Hushpuppies served in the beginning are very tasty. Would eat there again.

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Hamilton, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

It was good ,fish cake's where good ,coleslaw good ,but frozen fries disappointing.Staff very friendly,clean,and well priced.

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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
Senior Contributor
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
Senior Reviewer
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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51 reviews 51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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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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