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Lighthouse Restaurant

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11976 South Crater Road, Petersburg, VA 23805
+1 804-733-0811
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First, service is really slow in mid-afternoon only one waitress and she's also taking the orders so if she was taking a fairly large to take out order from some people we had to wait for about 10 minutes so while that was going on since they were deciding. Is pretty clean but the decor is fake seashore knickknacks. Flatware... More 

Thank Victoria P
Punta Gorda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant was next to the Quality Inn where we stayed. They had just instituted a take out service which suited us perfectly because we do not like to leave the dogs in the room. The first night I ordered scallops. They came with two sides and hush puppies. The scallops were to die for they were so delicious. The... More 

Thank bardeg60
Ocala, Florida, United States
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58 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Like the series CHEERS, come on in and enjoy your favorite drink and laugh with friends. Full bar and a full menu with some yummy appetizers. What's not to love? Just off of I 95 in Petersburg Va, it's worth the stop or if you're staying overnight. . Try them!

Thank Douglas T
Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

This restaurant was recommended by the hotel and it really smells of smoke because they smoke in the bar and it filters out into the restaurant. The food was not the greatest. We found the only good thing was the convenience of the location to our hotel, across the street. Waitress was nice but not top notch.

Thank Sherry J
Albemarle, North Carolina
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Restaurant smelled of smoke when you entered the front door and I thought was just an entrance problem, but inside there was no smell of food but stale smoke odor. We left without trying the food. Apparently there is a bar in the back where smoking is allowed and the door is open, so if you like smell of stale... More 

Thank Doris S
Anniston, Missouri
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

This suggest that it is a seafood place, and it is. However, seafood is not all that they offer. They have excellent chicken dishes as well. Good location and easy access off I 95.

Thank barryg681
Highland Beach, Florida
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99 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

Very friendly staff. Prices very low. Food good for the price. Not an upscale restaurant but adequate for travelers. Ordered Pinot Grigio by the glass; quite good but don't know maker.

Thank Albert K
Seale, Alabama
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

30 minutes seat time from the person in front of me to me. Saw no on leave. Staff said a bus showed up just before I arrived. Ordered Blackened salmon, side salad no croutons, and veggies. Got salad with croutons with decent blue cheese. Salmon tasted like someone cooked it till it was black. Waitress could not understand what I... More 

Thank Wayne M
Cleona, Pennsylvania
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27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

Arrived there after I expected the dinner proud to be thinning out. I was wrong they were still filled with patrons. The food was very good and the service was both friendly and professional. There was more food then I could eat. I definitely will keep this restaurant on my radar the next time I am in town.

Thank nswalm
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218 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

I came here because it's walking distance from my hotel. First off this place has a smoking section, the smell was pretty bad even in the non smoking section. Place itself looks like a camp lunchroom. Waitress was nice, service was slow. Food was ok, salmon tasted good but was dry. Stop in if you have no choice.

Thank Monseyfire

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children
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 South Crater Road, Petersburg, VA 23805
  • 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?