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Bright Star Restaurant

304 19th St N, Bessemer, AL 35020-4925
+1 205-426-1861
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good13%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“snapper throats” (51 reviews)
“steak” (93 reviews)
“seafood” (69 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Seafood, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
304 19th St N, Bessemer, AL 35020-4925
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161 - 170 of 711 reviews

Reviewed November 9, 2016

I would have to say the snapper throats are a must try. I would say try anything snapper and you will be happy.

Thank zilla3000
Reviewed November 8, 2016

Best place to eat around Birmingham best steak you will ever eat and seafood is awesome great service and great staff we eat there many times in a year.w

Thank randy91572
Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

We have lived in Alabama since 1998 and have heard of the Bright Star but never been. We will definitely be back. The food, atmosphere, nostalgia and service is top notch. Best dining experience ever since we have lived in Alabama.

Thank Mike N
Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

I came to The Bright Star for the first time around 1979. Great quality and service then and now. The Greek steak is especially good, but seafood is also wonderful. The dress is casual, but it is also a great place for a more dressed-up...More

Thank Anna H
Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

Went to the Bright Star for a friend's birthday dinner and we were not disappointed. I was blown away with the wonderful food and the friendly service. I can't wait to go back.

Thank Cayla W
Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I met family from Huntsville for lunch! They had heard about it but never tried! We all had the lunch size salmon with fresh vegetables! The salmon was cooked with Greek spice and it had a perfect brown crust!! Delicious! Turnips greens,...More

Thank Debbie K
Reviewed October 26, 2016

We've been eating here 2 or 3 times during our Talladega visits once a year. This year was no exception. We were there 3 times. Unfortunately, I am so enamored of the fish that I have never tried anything else other than the oysters. Obviously,...More

Thank timetraveler8
Reviewed October 26, 2016

Lunch is very . Service is fast. Food variety is good. The taste of the food is always good. I really don't see how they can improve the lunch experience.

Thank jerry4thavenue
Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

When we saw the reviews for this place in a town that's seen better days, we had to check it out. The place may be old, but the food couldn't be fresher or tastier. I had the Greek style broiled red snapper. My partner had...More

Thank DownsizerNettie
Reviewed October 24, 2016

Jimmy greeted us as soon as we arrived and we enjoyed a great lunch seated at one of the round tables in the bar area. Our guest from Mobile had wanted to visit The Bright Star for years and it worked out today. My wife...More

Thank Preston J
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Questions & Answers
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.
April 6, 2017|
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Response from Bernadette M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but we have never been.
November 7, 2016|
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
  • Value
Average prices
$25 - $25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
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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