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“AWESOME!!”

Bright Star Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 87 Restaurants in Bessemer
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $25
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Greek
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
West Memphis
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3 reviews
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“AWESOME!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013

We went there for lunch and I have to say, it was by far, the best lunch I have ever had. It was wonderful! The food was great the service excellent,. The whole atmosphere was so inviting and relaxing. We sat and had coffee after lunch and never felt rushed to leave. The staff spoke and were friendly when we arrived and when we left. We were visiting in Tuscaloosa but this Restaurant is really worth the drive!!

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Deborah H
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Vestavia Hills, Alabama
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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“The Bright Star is the Brightest”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013

Our recent visit to the Bright Star made this Father's Day absolutely perfect! Great food and service in a warm, friendly atmosphere is always what we find at "the Star". We do not live in Bessemer, but the trip there is always worth it. Never disappointed!

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Janice F
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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
1 review
“Wonderful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013

A perfect Father's Day dinner for the whole family. Megan and Leigh took excellent care of us and the food, as always, was superb. Based on my experience, the Bright Star is the best restaurant in Alabama.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank R T
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hoover, alabama
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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“Birmingham area”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2013

I have enjoyed the Bright Star for over 40 years. I wish it would move to Hoover so I could eat there more often. Both lunch and dinner are always excellent with lots of fresh items and many choices. The pies are wonderful. It deserves the James Beard Award it won a few years ago. It is worth a trip to Bessemer.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank susanHoover_Alabama
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Chicago, Illinois
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Historic ambience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2013

Wonderful historic venue with great memorabilia! I thought the seafood gumbo was delicious - and paired it with the gulf shrimp salad. The corn bread poppers were delicious and our server was just precious!

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Jakey413
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