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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
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the place to be on a Sunday afternoon. The restaurant has won some awards, been recognized nationally and has some cool memorabilia on display. It seems like everyone important in Alabama has graced the doors of the Bright Star. The food is top notch, the prices are very high for my budget at $25.00-30.00 per person. Don't let... More 

Thank Rangellalo
Hoover, Alabama, Usa
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Bright star is a good place to eat for Southern home cooking!! The food is seasoned just right and the staff is great!!! They have tons of vegetables to choose from. My favorite is Mac not cheese and fried green tomatoes. Love it

Thank Jessica P
Hueytown, Alabama
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I work close by so I eat here from time to time. They have great food but are not cheap. I love the Red Snapper Throats as well as the Snapper and Shrimp Au Gratin. Many of my co-workers rave about the shredded cabbage with homemade dressing.

Thank cjeneenp
Hoover, Alabama
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As patrons of The Bright Star for 40 years, we enjoyed a wonderful evening! The atmosphere is quaint with the beautiful wall paintings that I remember seeing as a child! The Alabama and Auburn football memorabilia is enjoyable to look at as well! Our food was excellent as always! We had the lobster and crabmeat casserole and the baked stuffed... More 

Thank bamatravelsforfun
Dothan, Alabama
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48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took 6 of us to dinner and never lets us down. We took a high priced Uber ride to Bessemer but worth the haul. Grouper with lump crab on top, Greek shrimp, everything as good as if you were on the docks. I hope some younger family keep working and serving like this family does. Definitely the pinnacle of success... More 

Thank Ray M
Beverly Hills, California
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have never been to the Bright Star, GO! You need to experience it for yourself, and there is certainly no reason to try and deter anyone from going. There is no question that if you have never been, you most likely will find that anything you order is absolutely delicious (my three favorites are the Greek tenderloin, seafood... More 

Thank NBAGirl2016
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bright Star Restaurant is a long-standing staple of the Bessemer area, and my family has eated here many times over the years. I most recently visited for a mid-week lunch. The restaurant had a great crowd. The restaurant was a little stuffy with a not-so-fresh odor and by the time we were seated, all we could smell was the stench... More 

Thank AlwayzOnTheGo77
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten here numerous times and have never been disappointed. My husband got his usual favorite...snapper throats. He has eaten these at other restaurants but they aren't as good as the ones at Bright Star. I had a vegetable plate. Everything was delicious and the service was great!

Thank Shelia P
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we had an organization luncheon for 60 and the food and service were excellent. The staff were excellent to work with and delivered on what was promised. I plan to have our next luncheon at the Bright Star.

Thank John S
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17 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've eaten at Bright Star for many years. I've had some fantastic meals but as of late seems to be inconsistent. I don't know if the kitchen staff has become uninspired but periodically has some off dishes. Don't get me wrong, the Bright Star still has the ability to produce good food but needs to refocus.

Thank Mark B

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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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?