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Lighthouse Restaurant

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11976 S Crater Rd, Petersburg, VA 23805-7435
+1 804-733-0811
11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Tue 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Lighthouse is one of the few remaining Mom and Pop seafood and steak places in our area. The decor is dated, but that's really part of the fun of going to a place like this! Classic, competent food like Mom used to make! One of the best restaurants in this area.

Thank Janet_and_Jerry
Cutler Bay, Florida
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was Thanksgiving night 2016 and five of us just checked into the Quality Inn next door to the Lighthouse Restaurant. We had just driven for 15 hours. We were surprised to see the restaurant open, so we walked on in only to find a family dinner taking place. We apologized for interrupting, but they welcomed us in just as... More 

Thank Dahooter
Holbrook, New York
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped overnight on drive NY to Fla. Across the street from Hampton Inn. Decor is a little dated but clean and comfortable. Food was fresh and well prepared and service was quick and friendly. DH had chopped steak and I had salmon. Both were well prepared. Salmon was moist and not overcooked. Fresh string beans were a nice surprise and... More 

Thank oonaf
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Eaten there many times, but restrooms are inaccessible if you have low tolerance to cigarette smoke. Food is good, reasonable prices, wait staff has been a little disappointing lately. Seems they are experiencing alot of turnover lately. Overall, good place to eat seafood I just consider the bathrooms off limits.

Thank K N
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

Visited the restaurant at 3 pm on Sunday and was seated at a booth. Drink order was taken and then delivered. Placed main entree order and asked for a refill on tea. 20 minutes later after another table was seated and served their food, still no tea or food. Had to get up and find waitress to ask about the... More 

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Ruskin, Florida
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Very expensive with poor quality of food that seems to be pre cooked earlier in the day and warmed up when you order.

1 Thank George D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the quality inn next door and had 3 meals hear. Everyone enjoyed their food from my 98yr old grandfather to my 7yr old grandson. They were also very friendly!!

Thank rhonda r
Venice, Florida
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

Old and run down. limited menu. Needs a complete update. Bar is still smoking! Ordered salad and soup. Not happy with either. Great location, terrible restaurant. Do not recommend.

Thank Gary D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

Had the catfish dinner. It was good food at a great price. Very clean and decorated restaurant. Had a lighthouse feel and style.

Thank Darrell P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

If you're traveling down I-95, this is a quick stop with no waiting for hot food. The choices are varied (spaghetti to deep fried pork chops), their hush puppies come with everything and are plentiful. Prices are moderate, if a bit overblown for the quality.

Thank Jean Dr M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11976 S Crater Rd, Petersburg, VA 23805-7435
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Petersburg
  • Phone Number: +1 804-733-0811

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?