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Bright Star Restaurant

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304 19th St N, Bessemer, AL 35020-4925
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hoover, Alabama
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We've been Bright Star patrons for many years and took some friends to The Bright Star for their firtst visit. They are from New Orleans and San Francisco and know something about restaurants. They left totally impressed. The Snapper Maque Choux was the best thing I've ever eaten!

Thank Raiford3
Birmingham, Alabama
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful atmosphere, great service and food excellent! We love going to bright star and have been going here for years!

Thank lin0914
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food and well worth it. Always a go to for any occasion but a great value to a nice night out. We usually opt for some seafood and steak and split it.

Thank Haroldahouse
Gardendale, Alabama, United States
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After engaged with business and vacation, Kitty and I were hungry for the food, service and setting we had missed. I called ahead and notified Sonya that we were on our way and to have our favorite table reserved. We ordered crabcakes to start and decided on the fresh snapper broiled Greek style. I had a glass of white wine... More 

Thank Benny R
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the appetizer and dinner. The fried green tomatoes with shrimp sauce appetizer was very good. The hamburger steak smothered in onions, mushrooms and gravy hit the spot! It's a nice neighborhood place with delicious food.

Thank t1joy
Birmingham, Alabama
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Couldn't wait to get back here after my last fantastic experience but I guess when you build something up it is surely to disappoint. My wife and I went with two friends who had never been and they were in awe from the moment we got there. He ordered the hamburger steak and she got the stuffed shrimp. My wife... More 

Thank japerl
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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109 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were a group of 10 but we called ahead and were seated in about 15 minutes. This is only a guess but I bet they served over 500 people for lunch. Amazing efficient. Food is always very good. I had Greek style snapper and 2 vegetables plus a cup of gumbo. I recommend this restaurant to you!

Thank rhsawyer
Birmingham, Alabama
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Bright Star has been a favorite in Bessemer and the entire Birmingham area for over 100 years. Many delicious items are on the menu, but my fave is the Greek snapper. Light, tasty and a wonderful experience.

Thank crushing5th
Pell City
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85 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The best part of the visit was the service never wanted for anything! Had the pork chop lunch special the sides (especially the salad) were very good but the pork chop was disappointing (greasy and tasted more like a it had been boiled rather than fried).

Thank Buddy B
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bright Star is an icon of this city. Its reputation is well-deserved. My grandmother first began taking us here when we were just kids. We couldn't appreciate the food then like we can now, but I'm so glad she instilled in us the experience of dining at this classic establishment. Now we return for special dinners and lunches and the... More 

Thank 4Nola

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $25
American, Greek, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 304 19th St N, Bessemer, AL 35020-4925
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Bessemer
  • Phone Number: 205-426-1861

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