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Lighthouse Restaurant

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11976 South Crater Road, Petersburg, VA 23805
+1 804-733-0811
11:30 - 02:00
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Sun - Tue 11:30 - 22:00
Wed - Thu 11:30 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

A Snow storm forced us to stop in this little town but have no regrets! Had one of the best fried fish dinner ever just walking distance from hotel!! Great Service too!

Thank Camuyana56
Glens Falls, NY
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

After a very long drive, I didn't want to get back in the car, and saw in Trip Advisor that the Lighthouse was a short walk away. Noticed on the outdoor sign "Po Boy 7.99". Asked the young man at the register if they did take out; they did, and I ordered a fried shrimp po boy. It was delicious,... More 

Thank Hawk1951
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543 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

This restaurant is an unpretentious one located in Petersburg, VA. We stopped here for a quick bite on our way home and were not disappointed. We were headed to another highly rated restaurant which happened to be closed so I was a bit apprehensive at first to try the Lighthouse Restaurant lodged next door to a motel. However, I was... More 

Thank ITRT
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284 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

The Lighthouse is one of the few remaining Mom and Pop seafood and steak places in our area. The decor is dated, but that's really part of the fun of going to a place like this! Classic, competent food like Mom used to make! One of the best restaurants in this area.

Thank Janet_and_Jerry
Cutler Bay, Florida
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

It was Thanksgiving night 2016 and five of us just checked into the Quality Inn next door to the Lighthouse Restaurant. We had just driven for 15 hours. We were surprised to see the restaurant open, so we walked on in only to find a family dinner taking place. We apologized for interrupting, but they welcomed us in just as... More 

Thank Dahooter
Holbrook, New York
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped overnight on drive NY to Fla. Across the street from Hampton Inn. Decor is a little dated but clean and comfortable. Food was fresh and well prepared and service was quick and friendly. DH had chopped steak and I had salmon. Both were well prepared. Salmon was moist and not overcooked. Fresh string beans were a nice surprise and... More 

Thank oonaf
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Eaten there many times, but restrooms are inaccessible if you have low tolerance to cigarette smoke. Food is good, reasonable prices, wait staff has been a little disappointing lately. Seems they are experiencing alot of turnover lately. Overall, good place to eat seafood I just consider the bathrooms off limits.

Thank K N
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Visited the restaurant at 3 pm on Sunday and was seated at a booth. Drink order was taken and then delivered. Placed main entree order and asked for a refill on tea. 20 minutes later after another table was seated and served their food, still no tea or food. Had to get up and find waitress to ask about the... More 

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Ruskin, Florida
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Very expensive with poor quality of food that seems to be pre cooked earlier in the day and warmed up when you order.

1 Thank George D
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the quality inn next door and had 3 meals hear. Everyone enjoyed their food from my 98yr old grandfather to my 7yr old grandson. They were also very friendly!!

Thank rhonda r

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11976 South Crater Road, Petersburg, VA 23805
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Petersburg
  • Phone Number: +1 804-733-0811

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?