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Bright Star Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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304 19th St N, Bessemer, AL 35020-4925
+1 205-426-1861
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Birmingham, Alabama
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93 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This restaurant has been around for 100 years. The food is always excellent. Their greek snapper or snapper throats are wonderful, as are many of their dishes. Just go.

Thank Bill And Donna ... S
Indian Springs Village, Alabama, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It has been over ten years we have been coming back to The Bright Star for our Annual Luncheon to enjoy a great meal while re-kindling fond memories from the past. Our numbers that get to enjoy this event each year are shrinking. But, The Bright Star's consistent standard of great service and quality brings us back annually.

Thank Preston J
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place has been around a loooooong time, and so has the menu. They have a few specials from time to time, but the menu is essentially the same. That's okay though because the food is pretty good. Some of the menu items feel a little pricey for what you get, but then others feel about right. This place is... More 

Thank Elizabeth B
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Ok, so i've recently returned to the area after being away for many years and much to my surprise, The Bright Star, has remained the same excellent restaurant I remember from my younger years. The food is fabulous, the wait staff are the best, the location leaves much to need desired but if it was anywhere else it just wouldn't... More 

Thank Tippy T
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great service, wonderful food! Crab cakes were delicious, fresh fried okra, & creamed corn! Celebrated my Mom's 83rd birthday with my 26 yr old daughter. They had salmon with dill sauce & beef tenderloin. Great lemon ice box pie though it was a little pricey for a small slice of pie. Since it was my Mom's birthday her pie was... More 

Thank Jackie J
Bessemer, Alabama
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome Greek Snapper, jusstt the right amount of seasoning , crust and lemon permeates the tasty filet, the potatoes also are done to perfection... This is a place to go for a special occasion, you never know, you MAY run into Sandra Bullock if she's in town eating lunch with her Dad, and Coach Bear Bryant had a regular table... More 

Thank wvlngth10
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I visited with my nephew and his new wife for lunch. 3 of us had Snapper We've eaten there for over 40 years.

Thank Tony W
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Usually very good food and excellent service! Fried shrimp is always good. My husband loves the veal cutlet. We also love the small private rooms. So nice with friends.

Thank bamamimi52
Atlanta, GA, USA
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55 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

10 family members visited on Christmas Eve for dinner. The restaurant was packed, so a table that would typically seat 8 was set for 10, with apologies from the staff. We were happy, as we were actually seated before our reservation time. Half of the group had seafood of different types, and half got the steak with Greek Sauce, a... More 

Thank Sara H
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely the best food in Alabama. Wonderful,friendly service.The atmosphere is comforting plus multiple T.V.s to watch if your favorite show is on. The bread pudding for dessert is to die for. Plus,you get valuable rewards for dining each time you go which can add up to huge savings over time.

Thank Mickey R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $25
American, Seafood, Greek
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, 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: +1 205-426-1861

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