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10430 Rte. 78 W, Okeechobee, FL 10430
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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Hobe Sound, Florida
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A buddy and I came from Hobe Sound, Fl. to enjoy their Sunday all you can eat buffet. It had catfish, gator tail bits, fish, and many other items. But the item we really wanted were the raw oysters. Between the two of us we eat 195 oysters. However there is a sign on the wall of those who ate... More 

Thank Geno L
Okeechobee, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent interior decor, coupled with delightful and tasty foods. The assortment of choices and an excellent staff rounded off the day.

Thank Stan B
Rockledge, Florida
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54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went on a long motorcycle ride over the weekend and stopped in for a cold drink. Decided to have lunch and am so glad we did! We ordered broiled scallops and shrimp and our friends ordered the catfish and gator. Generous portions accompanied by hush puppies, coleslaw and the best French fries I've ever had! Waitress talked us into key... More 

Thank teresar877
Lake Placid, Florida
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food (today's trip included fried shrimp and Gouda Burgers) always love their hush puppies. We were a large party & service were great:-)

1 Thank teachlp1
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

This is a great place for family dinner with kids. We met in the middle as we had family members from both coasts and the atmosphere was a lot of fun for the children. The servers were great and got the kids their food right away. We ordered a variety of food and everything was delish. Most awesome was the... More 

1 Thank HistoryBuffFlorida
Central Florida, Florida
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Restaurant has not much variety on menu. Service is ok when dining inside but customers who dine outside a very much neglected. This is the most expensive restaurant we dined at in the Okeechobee area. Taste of food was not worth the money because it was average - I expected better for the high prices.

Thank Cor8252015
Lightseys, Public Relations Manager at Lightsey's, responded to this review

Thank you for dining in with us! We are sorry to hear that you did not receive a proper Lightsey's experience on your visit. Our outside screened porch table is one of our most popular reservation spots with a view of the water. We are sad to hear your service was not to Lightsey's standard. We will make sure to... More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

just as my title has said! this place has atmosphere and the BEST fresh food I have ever eaten! I had the grilled gator the very best EVER!!!! then the homemade peach cobbler with homemade ice cream!!!! I died and went to heaven!!! I then found out from Linda at our hotel that this place is gonna be moving!!! no... More 

Thank Andrea S
Lightseys, Public Relations Manager at Lightsey's, responded to this review

Thank you for dining in with us! We are glad you got a true Lightsey's experience on your visit. We love hearing how our customers appreciate the time and effort that goes into making our food. Our customers deserve the best and only the best we have to offer. Thank you for reviewing us and hope to see you again... More 

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

Had the Catfish lunch special yesterday and really enjoyed it. I have gone to Lightsey's many times when I go through Okeechobee, Florida and stop to eat when ever I can. Service was great and food was delicious. They are moving to the 1500 block of South Parrott in July or August. It will be interesting to see their new... More 

Thank John L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

I worked in and thru the Okeechobee area from 1968-75 and had eaten more than once at the now burned downed Barlow's Restaurant. I mentioned to my wife that I had eaten small catfish that were very good and I needed to take her to Okeechobee just to eat some of those fish (I found out from Okeechobee Chamber of... More 

Thank Wayne R
Lightseys, Public Relations Manager at Lightsey's, responded to this review

Thank you for dining in with us! Sharpie catfish or "0-3 oz" are really popular catfish here at Lightsey's. Customers claim the meat off the bone tends to be richer in flavor and we have to agree! We are happy to hear you came in on a Thursday and got to try our Shrimp 4- Ways special. Shrimp 4 Ways... More 

Gainesville, Florida
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

Chose the sheepshead fresh catch grilled and it was very tasty. Better than the grouper per the rest of the table. The hush puppies were good if a little sweet. The fries were also good, a better version of steak fries. My electric blue margarita was yummy. My only complaint is the fried green tomatoes. They need to change the... More 

Thank GainesvilleGrrl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $30
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Scenic view, 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: 10430 Rte. 78 W, Okeechobee, FL 10430
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Okeechobee
  • Phone Number: 18637634276
If it swims, crawls or hops we probably serve it.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?