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Bright Star Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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304 19th St N, Bessemer, AL 35020-4925
+1 205-426-1861
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great service, wonderful food! Crab cakes were delicious, fresh fried okra, & creamed corn! Celebrated my Mom's 83rd birthday with my 26 yr old daughter. They had salmon with dill sauce & beef tenderloin. Great lemon ice box pie though it was a little pricey for a small slice of pie. Since it was my Mom's birthday her pie was... More 

Thank Jackie J
Bessemer, Alabama
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome Greek Snapper, jusstt the right amount of seasoning , crust and lemon permeates the tasty filet, the potatoes also are done to perfection... This is a place to go for a special occasion, you never know, you MAY run into Sandra Bullock if she's in town eating lunch with her Dad, and Coach Bear Bryant had a regular table... More 

Thank wvlngth10
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I visited with my nephew and his new wife for lunch. 3 of us had Snapper We've eaten there for over 40 years.

Thank Tony W
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Usually very good food and excellent service! Fried shrimp is always good. My husband loves the veal cutlet. We also love the small private rooms. So nice with friends.

Thank bamamimi52
Atlanta, GA, USA
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55 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

10 family members visited on Christmas Eve for dinner. The restaurant was packed, so a table that would typically seat 8 was set for 10, with apologies from the staff. We were happy, as we were actually seated before our reservation time. Half of the group had seafood of different types, and half got the steak with Greek Sauce, a... More 

Thank Sara H
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely the best food in Alabama. Wonderful,friendly service.The atmosphere is comforting plus multiple T.V.s to watch if your favorite show is on. The bread pudding for dessert is to die for. Plus,you get valuable rewards for dining each time you go which can add up to huge savings over time.

Thank Mickey R
Trussville, Alabama
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54 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Bright Star isn't Alabamas oldest restaurant by accident! Great food and atmosphere as always! Always excellent quality food great portions and very fairly priced!

Thank jdarden
Birmingham, AL
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

23 people in my family including 4 children and 1 more in a high chair enjoyed a special 60th birthday celebration at The Bright Star on Dec. 14, 2016. We had made reservations and were put in a private room that was all set up for us. We had only 1 waitress was she was superbly excellent! She took our... More 

Thank lucyndas2014
Pleasant Grove, Alabama
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our grandson came home from college and wanted to go out to eat. When asked where he wanted to go, he said Bright Star, where else would I want to eat. He had the filet and a Greek salad. All food was excellent, and the service was great as it always is. Very enjoyable evening.

Thank Pete M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Have eaten here two times this month always try to est here when in birmingham and on my way home if around lunch or dinner. Always great food and service make a few special trips just to eat here a few times during the year the greek tenderlion and greek snapper always great greek salad fantasic and the deserts out... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$25
American, Seafood, Greek
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?