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Lighthouse Restaurant

12495 County Road 23, Bayou La Batre, AL 36544-4063
+1 251-824-2500
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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“crab claws” (52 reviews)
“baked potato” (7 reviews)
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
12495 County Road 23, Bayou La Batre, AL 36544-4063
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I've been going to the Lighthouse for longer than I care to admit. For years they have been famous for their crab claws and they deserved the reputation. You got a big plate of select crab claws cooked well at a fair price. Things have...More

Thank Quartz2337
Reviewed 6 days ago

The food makes up for the atmosphere. It is not intended to be fine dining, but a casual place to enjoy simple southern seafood. The service is friendly, appropriate, and welcoming. The selections are typical for south Alabama and no one needs to expect outlandish...More

Thank MobileSkier
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Very rustic family owned and run restaurant. We were a party of six and had different seafood dishes. The food was simple and tasteful. Service was swift and very attractive and friendly. This place really have character. Good healthy food. Parking is available at the...More

Thank MineReiseplaner
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

The lighthouse restaurant in in the Bayou is very prejudice I was standing in line and it was a white guy behind me the lady that was working the register told me to step to the side so she could ring the two white guys...More

Thank Latosha B
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Senior couple Stopped here on recommendation from lady at Bellingrath Home. A hidden gem in the middle of "just folks" in Alabama. Had a sandwich and enjoyed to atmosphere. Nothing fancy about the setting; just good food and made you feel like part of the...More

Thank Alan W
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Except for the very friendly wait staff, there is nothing for us to recommend this restaurant. If you want overfried food and less than clean surroundings, try this. Otherwise, go elsewhere, very quickly!

Thank Janet A
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

I can,t believe this is rated as no 1. My wife had there salad with shrimp she asked if there was romaine they said yes if there was she never found it the shrimp were supposed to be grilled If they were they for got...More

Thank Doug P
Reviewed 22 January 2017

If you want ambiance, go some place else. If you want without question the best crab claws on this planet, head right now for Irvington. As a lover of this delicacy, I've tasted them all across the South, but nobody else does them like the...More

1  Thank birdsnfish
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Down home country cooking. Friendly people, delicious food, wonderful experience. A bit off the beaten path, but wonderful place.

Thank Susan P
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Yummy seafood fresh and delicious. Grew up eating at this place and love to visit. A bit pricey but worth it for fresh gulf seafood.

Thank mewaller
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12495 County Road 23, Bayou La Batre, AL 36544-4063
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Bayou La Batre
  • Phone Number: +1 251-824-2500