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Old Lighthouse

2520 W State St, Bristol, TN 37620-1816
+1 423-274-0200
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good18%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“pancakes” (9 reviews)
“french toast” (3 reviews)
“home fries” (3 reviews)
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Diner, American
2520 W State St, Bristol, TN 37620-1816
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

Breakfast was not great. When they asked how everything was and I told them the meat was over cooked and so tough I could not eat it, all he had to say was sorry bout that. $25.00 later we left with my breakfast being thrown...More

Thank Shirley S
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

In our short trip to Bristol for the races, we ate here twice for breakfast. One of the only places we could find that was open on Sunday morning after the Saturday night race. Very friendly staff and great food. Homemade wheat bread was delicious....More

Thank Kara P
Reviewed 4 September 2017

My wife and I stopped in on our way up to West Virginia and we were glad we did. This is a wonderful little family diner with friendly, efficient staff! The breakfast we had was really good and our server even offered us coffees to...More

Thank Stuart B
Reviewed 28 August 2017

My wife and I travel to Bristol every year to the NASCAR race. We always eat at the Lighthouse. It is a small family owned old style diner. The food is excellent. The staff is great. Be sure to visit the next time you are...More

Thank markmckee2016
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

When I travel I try to visit local eateries. The Old Lighthouse is DEFINITELY a local eatery. Small and noisy but with a really nice ambience that screams old Virginia. The homemade bread for toast is over the top. I had a Western Denver Omelet...More

Thank Louis S
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

The food was good enough, for your reference they have Coke products and sweet tea. The pancakes are huge and the food is super filling. The atmosphere is really interesting as well. It's a cute, personable, family owned little place.

Thank elizamarsh
Reviewed 7 August 2017

We stopped for lunch one day based on yelp reviews. Service was fast and friendly and they have a varied menu. We both ordered a freshly pattied quarter pound, bun- less bacon cheeseburgers with our choice of "cheese" and a side salad. Our salads arrived...More

Thank wkelly5688
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Headed to Nashville and we were surrounded by Cracker Barrel & Waffle House chains! Decided to find a local spot for breakfast and the Old Lighthouse was a quick trip off 81. Let me start by saying that when you walk in you are greeted...More

Thank Liana B
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Our second time here was not an improvement. The family atmosphere seems to be the draw, but the breakfast portions were incredibly skimpy. I got scrambled eggs (was that really two eggs?) and a pork chop -- one of those really thin kind that you...More

Thank giorgio11
Reviewed 10 July 2017

During he summer, I take my sons here for breakfast usually after their football workouts or practice. The food is always reliably delicious and service is friendly and fast. We love their pancakes, omelets, fried haddock/egg breakfast...everything! Prices are typical and you know you are...More

Thank 2bemullins5
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Restaurant Details

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Diner, American
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 3:00 AM
7:00 AM - 3:00 AM
7:00 AM - 3:00 AM
7:00 AM - 3:00 AM
7:00 AM - 3:00 AM
7:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2520 W State St, Bristol, TN 37620-1816
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +1 423-274-0200
First come first serve True Diner experience, reservations for after hours of operation must be made 48 hours in advance, and it is only for parties of 20 (twenty) or more up to 55. Your party will be catered to by whatever is on our menu or your choice of a special chosen meal. Breakfast all day, from just eggs to omelets, from small hand formed burgers to 2 lb burgers, dinner platters are offered as well. Enjoy the safe and secure atmosphere with your children and seniors. Our atmosphere is filled with the beauty of listening to oldies of the 1950's all day. We begin clean around 2:30pm, open Monday to Saturday from 7am to 3pm.
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