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Bright Star Restaurant

304 19th St N, Bessemer, AL 35020-4925
+1 205-426-1861
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good12%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Seafood, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
304 19th St N, Bessemer, AL 35020-4925
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Never a bad meal. The wait team is everything a Southern Server should be! The vegetables and seafood are supreme. Great steak at night. Greek Broiled Shrimp at dinner --Yum.

Thank Marjo G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Always delicious! Great classic spot to visit. Love the Greek classics, great authentic flavors of Greece.

Thank Allison H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Delicious food and good service. The servings were very large. We had to get dessert to go due to the large servings .

Thank Joyce G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family has regularly enjoyed eating here over the years. The last two visits were sub standard. The food quality seems to have declined and there seem to have been some menu changes. The dinner prices are high and the steak was tough with bland...More

Thank Carolyn P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Eating at the Bright Star was one of the highlights for my trip through Alabama. The history of this business is very interesting and the food is FANTASTIC. They have a very diverse menu and I must say that the food is some of the...More

Thank Glenn S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just when I think a taste of New Orleans cannot get any better you somehow top yourself. It was the best meal I have eaten in a long time.

Thank midbaylighthouse
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place has gone downhill in last couple of years. My wife and I had one of our first dates there. We even hosted our wedding rehearsal dinner there as well. The last few times we have gone, the food has not been very good....More

Thank Adam B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place had great food, a good staff and atmosphere. Reading some of the other bad reviews, they were actually good ones but the reviewers only left one star.

Thank Joel Q
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On our way to Tuscaloosa, my husband and I decided to stop at this iconic restaurant. This place drips with nostalgia. I ordered a veggie plate and it was delicious. We also ordered lemon ice box pie which was also very nice. Our server was...More

Thank Chauntiel C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took a friend, who had never been to the restaurant. Why does a restaurant stay open over 100 years, it's the service and great food. My friend could not have been more impressed. Loved it.

Thank Don P
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6 April 2017|
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Response from Bernadette M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but we have never been.
8 November 2016|
Response from Anastasia C | Property representative |
10:30 -5pm. Thanks. Reservations accepted for 5-12 people. Have a great day.
23 October 2015|
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Response from Anastasia C | Property representative |
Thanks for inquiring about the Thanksgiving dinner to Go. The cost is $135 plus 10% sales tax or $148.50. It includes Cream if Turkey soup, Turkey and Dressing, gravy and cranberry sauce, green beans, Greek potatoes, choice... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 304 19th St N, Bessemer, AL 35020-4925
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Bessemer
  • Phone Number: +1 205-426-1861
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