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1506 SW Parrot Ave, Okeechobee, FL 34972
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Gainesville, FL
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been here a bunch but I'm just getting around to doing a review. They recently moved to a new location in the middle of Okeechobee which used to be a bank and we visited last Thursday. All of their food is genuine to FL and very fresh. It's a great family atmosphere and from what I was told... More 

Thank Andersonjoe33
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has great fish that is very fresh. Waitstaff is willing to work within the menu. We selected a salt water fish sandwich that was prepared lightly blackened.

Thank daria dbentley
Jupiter, Florida
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here on our way home yesterday October 2, 2016. I loved the atmosphere. The servers (we had 3 total) were very friendly. However, this restaurant really needs some management organization. They were very well staffed, but no one really knew what stations they were working at. We counted 10 wait staff and three of them came up to... More 

Thank tammyrene2008
Fort Pierce, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the first time I've been since they changed locations. The old location was full of character, and I really missed the atmosphere even though a lot of things were moved to the new restaurant. The food was still as good as ever, but the menu is smaller. I wasn't able to order my favorite dish. Because of the... More 

Thank Barbran74
Arlington, Texas
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Last night in Okeechobee & finally stopped in for some fish. Was a Sunday evening & they offered a full buffet or the menu. Prices for most entrees were comparable to the buffet price, $25 so could be better off taking advantage of the buffet if you are hungry. I wasn't so I had the catfish sandwich which was excellent!... More 

Thank cafreund55
Okeechobee, United States
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Lightseys has always been a place to go with friends and family to sit and talk and have a great meal. The setting on the Kissimmee river was part of the total package. When I heard that they were moving I got a little worried. Let me tell ya. The new location is fantastic. The decor with the the colors... More 

Thank Scott B
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

I went here back when they were at okeetanti or however you spell it. It was really good but the prices were what i would expect from a five star restaurant in fort Lauderdale. Anyways, ate at there new location by the movie theater on saturday with my girlfriend. Gator bites were very good. Not gamy at all. Waitress was... More 

Thank Ron M
Okeechobee, Florida
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

The historic and Iconic Lightsey's is in it's new location where TD Bank once stood. The old bank drive thru has been well modified and decorated to became a very large and roomy outside dining area. I am sure this will be a popular outside venue when it is a little cooler. I also like that the outside seating is... More 

Thank Lonnie P
Englewood, Florida
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

We were fortunate to have met some locals prior to the trip who highly recommended this restaurant. We strongly echo their sentiments. The atmosphere is bright & inviting with a bar. Customer service is superb. The menu had some unusual items( cooter: which is soft shell turtle), frog legs & catfish. We had sheepshead snapper, grilled to perfection, with the... More 

Thank Linnie2013
Avon Park, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

So good we returned the very next night for another helping. Diet restrictions were not a problem here, as the chef cooked every item as healthy as it gets but still the seasonings made the low cal meal a gourmets delight! We were able to take home a quart of the best coleslaw in Florida as well as a bottle... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
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: 1506 SW Parrot Ave, Okeechobee, FL 34972
  • 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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?