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THE LIGHTHOUSE RESTAURANT

Seafood, Bar
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11976 South Crater Road, Petersburg, VA 23805
+1 804-733-0811
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Today
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
Good for:
Families with children

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Visitor rating
  • 19
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 7
    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
Most recent review
Food Poisoning!

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... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Donna M
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Petersburg, Virginia
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  • Families with children
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Petersburg, Virginia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

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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65 reviews 65 reviews
32 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
2 reviews
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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112 reviews 112 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Littleton, CO
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116 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Entree I had was the scallop dinner. Good, but nothing to rave about. Baked potato was warm, not hot. She crab soup was very good. Limited wine selection. Friendly staff.

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Stuart, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Sally, our server was prompt and pleasant. The food was delicious and hit the spot after a long day spent traveling from Florida to Virginia. The decor was pleasant with multiple seaside-type pictures. Overall very satisfying for weary travelers,

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Miami, Florida
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168 restaurant reviews
206 helpful votes 206 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

On a rainy day driving North to Cape Cod I made my first stop at the Holiday Inn on South Crater Road just off I-95 and they suggested to try the Lighthouse Restaurant across the street,which I did. Dark on the inside one large room was set aside with simple tables and booths the decor dated to say the least... More 

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Petersburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We always take our out-of-town guests to the Lighthouse. Food is good, prices are reasonable, service is satisfactory, atmosphere is O.K. Recommended, especially for fried seafood.

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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, Bar

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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