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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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Birmingham, Alabama
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The great thing about the Bright Star is the consistency. It's always good. You'll never have a bad experience. It's always the same, and that's good. I'm a grilled fish fanatic, and this is the place for some of the best grilled salmon, ever.

Thank kimallman
Chelsea, Alabama
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went to lunch at the Bright Star on Saturday. The atmosphere there always makes me feel good, takes me back in time. The food is always wonderful, my husband had the snapper throats and I had the beef tenderloin tips Greek style over rice. Both dishes were delicious. Husband asked if he could buy some tarter sauce to take... More 

Thank Martha T
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have eaten at the Bright Star numerous times over the years and never had a bad meal. The food is delicious, Jimmy and Nicky are always on site making sure the customer receives good service and food. It is a delightful place to eat, the murals on the walls are beautiful and the atmosphere is friendly. I would highly... More 

Thank Pam L
Bessemer, Alabama
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Bright Star in Bessemer is "THE" place to eat for delicious food, friendly and courteous service, and a look back into the rich history of the place. The Bright Star offers diners a menu that covers everything from steak to seafood, special house slaw, various side dishes, and mouth watering desserts. This has been my favorite family restaurant for... More 

Thank Joy D
Gardendale, Alabama, United States
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I usually visit the restaurant on weekends for lunch. They always have a wide variety of selections. Kitty may vary at times, but usually returns to her favorite which is the broiled snapper. Her vegetables are most likely going to be the shredded slaw along with the wonderful dressing and green beans or turnip greens. My choices... More 

Thank Benny R
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We always feel welcomed and appreciated. The food is always good. Having dinner at The Bright Star consistently results in a all around nice evening.

Thank mca54321
calera, al
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128 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Many people think of Bright Star as a special place for dinner, and it is. It is also a great place for lunch. Their vegetables are wonderful. Try the snapper throats too! I have been here for both meals many times, and the service is always top notch. If you get a chance to visit...take it!

Thank Connie H
Marion, Alabama
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere takes you back in time and the staff is wonderful. The owner comes around and checks on you. Plus the food is as good as you can get in this area. I really like going there as often as I can.

Thank Docksiderdock
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166 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food here is amazing and the choices are wonderful. The history of the place and the service is top notch, no wonder they have been in business so long. Check this out soon!

Thank tripleforkshunting
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great restaurant, one of the best one could ever ask for. If you like history, this is your place. Best atmosphere of any restaurant I have ever sat down in. We have been here many times and never disappointed, food is great and atmosphere could never be better. 10*'s

Thank jray77

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