We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bright Star Restaurant

304 19th St N, Bessemer, AL 35020-4925
+1 205-426-1861
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good13%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“snapper throats” (51 reviews)
“greek snapper” (24 reviews)
“steak” (93 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
American, Seafood, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
304 19th St N, Bessemer, AL 35020-4925
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (728)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 727 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

I really don't know how I failed to ever hear of this place before. One of the best meals I have had in a long time. I had the sampler platter and my wife had stuffed fried shrimp. Everything we ate was fantastic. Great experience.

Thank Kyle S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We rarely get to this side of town, so it is a real treat to come here. The hamburger steak just can't be beat!

Thank Scotte35125
Anastasia C, Owner at Bright Star Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Scotte, Thanks for making the trip out to see us. We're glad to hear that dining with us is such a treat and that our hamburger steak is fantastic for you.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to the Bright Star many times but not in a long time. So we were a little late arriving for lunch, around 1:30 and maybe they were tired but I thought the food was not nearly as good as in the past....More

Thank Tom G
Anastasia C, Owner at Bright Star Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Tom, We're glad that you have dined with us so many times, but disappointed that this time was not as great as it typically is. We are always more than happy to replace a dish if our guest isn't satisfied with it. We will...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My granddaughter and I ate at the Bright Star yesterday for lunch. We both ordered the special, chicken and steak. We ordered different vegetables. The food was delicious. For dessert we ordered the coconut crime pie and the almond chocolate pie. Both were exceptional. When...More

Thank Carolynandgrand
Anastasia C, Owner at Bright Star Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Carolyn, We're thrilled to be a staple for you when you are in the area. Thank you for all of your kind words about our dishes. We're glad that our dishes are always delicious for you.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited January 2nd. I wondered if the letdown after the holidays would affect the food or the service. Happily, the answer was NO. The The gumbo was delicious. The snapper almondine was perfectly cooked. Vegetables and salads were fresh. The service was prompt and...More

Thank cbfield
Anastasia C, Owner at Bright Star Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Cbfield, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We're glad to hear that your meals are always prepared excellently and service to you delicious. We're thrilled to hear that our staff is top-notch in taking the best care of you. We look forward...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came with a group of friends. Most enjoyed their dinner. My husband ordered prime rib, which was full of fat and gristle. It was also seasoned with too much salt.

Thank AnnetteT111
Anastasia C, Manager at Bright Star Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Annette You are correct to feel disappointed in your prime rib. I apologize it is not up to our standards. I will share your comments with our management and hope you will give us another chance.

Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

The food was great and Linda our waitress went above and beyond in service! 1st timers get to try the house gumbo! And the Spinach and Rice Casserole sounds weird but it was my favorite thing on the table!! We also got to sit in...More

Thank Angie L
Reviewed 1 January 2018

Went for lunch this time. Dinner has a more choices than lunch, but what we had was still very good food, well prepared and presented. It's one of the few restaurants that uses full size tomatoes on their salads. That shows me they care. The...More

Thank Ankfray
Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

We always enjoy dinner at the Bright Star! We always get the Greek tenderloin cooked medium rare. It’s cooked perfectly every time. I like to use the garlic cheese in my baked potato. It’s our favorite place!

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 23 December 2017

Try the Greek Beef Tenderloin. It is soooo good. Stuffed shrimp is always a plus as well. Always busy so expect the servers to be a little rushed, but well worth the time to visit. Most all of their dishes are over $20 so be...More

Thank Cindy T
Nearby HotelsSee all 12 hotels in Bessemer
Motel 6 Birmingham- Bessemer
42 reviews
4.62 km away
Hotel Bessemer
32 reviews
5.28 km away
Hampton Inn Birmingham/Bessemer
359 reviews
5.60 km away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Birmingham Bessemer
103 reviews
6.22 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Bob Sykes Bar B Q
170 reviews
.87 km away
Boateng Cajun Creations
83 reviews
.31 km away
Jersey Boys subs and Grub
7 reviews
.20 km away
Nearby Attractions
Alabama Splash Adventure
203 reviews
4.83 km away
Gip's Place
18 reviews
.99 km away
The Bessemer Hall of History Museum
7 reviews
.36 km away
Doughboy Monument at DeBardeleben Park
7 reviews
.28 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
29 October 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Anastasia C | Property representative |
Yes we do accommodate and specialize in After rehearsal dinners. Would love to discuss options. Please call 205-531-0910 and speak to our head server Brenda Salser. Many thanks for your interest.
6 April 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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: 304 19th St N, Bessemer, AL 35020-4925
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Bessemer
  • Phone Number: +1 205-426-1861
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing