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Bright Star Restaurant

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304 19th St N, Bessemer, AL 35020-4925
+1 205-426-1861
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Overview
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good13%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“snapper throats” (52 reviews)
“greek snapper” (23 reviews)
“steak” (95 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Seafood, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
304 19th St N, Bessemer, AL 35020-4925
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11 - 20 of 735 reviews

Reviewed February 23, 2018

Excellent selection of foods, especially sea foods. Superb service. Very popular restaurant. At the same location for many years.

Thank shadycoveharris
Anastasia C, Owner at Bright Star Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2018

Hi Shady Cove Harris, It's great to hear that our variety of dishes is great for you and that our service is superb! Thank you for your kind words.

Reviewed February 23, 2018

The place was filled with nostalgia. It was our first time, but we felt really comfortable. The servers were personable and had many suggestions. The food was really good. We drive through the area with some frequency and we will surely return. It's so much...More

Thank MissMem
Anastasia C, Owner at Bright Star Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2018

Hi Miss Mem, Thank you for all of your kind words about our atmosphere and tasty dishes. We're glad that you will be back in to dine with us again!

Reviewed February 20, 2018

I really don't know how I failed to ever hear of this place before. One of the best meals I have had in a long time. I had the sampler platter and my wife had stuffed fried shrimp. Everything we ate was fantastic. Great experience.

Thank Kyle S
Anastasia C, Owner at Bright Star Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 22, 2018

Hi Kyle, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. It's great that you found us and loved your meal. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed February 10, 2018 via mobile

We rarely get to this side of town, so it is a real treat to come here. The hamburger steak just can't be beat!

Thank Scotte35125
Anastasia C, Owner at Bright Star Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2018

Hi Scotte, Thanks for making the trip out to see us. We're glad to hear that dining with us is such a treat and that our hamburger steak is fantastic for you.

Reviewed January 28, 2018

I have been to the Bright Star many times but not in a long time. So we were a little late arriving for lunch, around 1:30 and maybe they were tired but I thought the food was not nearly as good as in the past....More

Thank Tom G
Anastasia C, Owner at Bright Star Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2018

Hi Tom, We're glad that you have dined with us so many times, but disappointed that this time was not as great as it typically is. We are always more than happy to replace a dish if our guest isn't satisfied with it. We will...More

Reviewed January 26, 2018

My granddaughter and I ate at the Bright Star yesterday for lunch. We both ordered the special, chicken and steak. We ordered different vegetables. The food was delicious. For dessert we ordered the coconut crime pie and the almond chocolate pie. Both were exceptional. When...More

Thank Carolynandgrand
Anastasia C, Owner at Bright Star Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2018

Hi Carolyn, We're thrilled to be a staple for you when you are in the area. Thank you for all of your kind words about our dishes. We're glad that our dishes are always delicious for you.

Reviewed January 21, 2018

I visited January 2nd. I wondered if the letdown after the holidays would affect the food or the service. Happily, the answer was NO. The The gumbo was delicious. The snapper almondine was perfectly cooked. Vegetables and salads were fresh. The service was prompt and...More

Thank cbfield
Anastasia C, Owner at Bright Star Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2018

Hi Cbfield, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We're glad to hear that your meals are always prepared excellently and service to you delicious. We're thrilled to hear that our staff is top-notch in taking the best care of you. We look forward...More

Reviewed January 19, 2018

We came with a group of friends. Most enjoyed their dinner. My husband ordered prime rib, which was full of fat and gristle. It was also seasoned with too much salt.

Thank AnnetteT111
Anastasia C, Manager at Bright Star Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2018

Hi Annette You are correct to feel disappointed in your prime rib. I apologize it is not up to our standards. I will share your comments with our management and hope you will give us another chance.

Reviewed January 12, 2018 via mobile

The food was great and Linda our waitress went above and beyond in service! 1st timers get to try the house gumbo! And the Spinach and Rice Casserole sounds weird but it was my favorite thing on the table!! We also got to sit in...More

Thank Angie L
Reviewed January 1, 2018

Went for lunch this time. Dinner has a more choices than lunch, but what we had was still very good food, well prepared and presented. It's one of the few restaurants that uses full size tomatoes on their salads. That shows me they care. The...More

Thank Ankfray
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j0y0rr
October 28, 2017|
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Response from Anastasia C | Property representative |
Yes we do accommodate and specialize in After rehearsal dinners. Would love to discuss options. Please call 205-531-0910 and speak to our head server Brenda Salser. Many thanks for your interest.
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jcjames2016
April 6, 2017|
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Response from Bernadette M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but we have never been.
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GPlott
November 7, 2016|
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Response from Anastasia C | Property representative |
10:30 -5pm. Thanks. Reservations accepted for 5-12 people. Have a great day.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$25 - $25
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
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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