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Bright Star Restaurant

304 19th St N, Bessemer, AL 35020-4925
+1 205-426-1861
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good13%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“snapper throats” (51 reviews)
“steak” (93 reviews)
“seafood” (69 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
304 19th St N, Bessemer, AL 35020-4925
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We met some relatives here for lunch. Although my dad had been here with my mom long before my time, I had only read about The Bright Star. I must say that I had one of the best meals I've ever had. The restaurant itself...More

Thank alwa1990
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great food and great service. One of our favorites. We have been going here for over 35 years. We would recommend it to anyone.

Thank Robbirminghamal
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The prime rib was out of this world. Everything was decorated beautifully for Christmas. We had a sweet potato along with the prime rib and it melted in our mouth. For desert you cannot go wrong with the homemade coconut pie .

Thank midbaylighthouse
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Excellent menu for dinner that includes seafood. Had the grilled salmon with southern style vega tables. Wait staff found out it was my first time and made a big deal out of it including a cup of complimentary gumbo! Wow....love places like this when traveling....More

1  Thank Chief J
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Charming history, friendly Southern service and excellent food. This is one of those places that feels like going back in time. Rich history and you feel the hospitality throughout the experience. Lunch portions are generous, I left feeling quite satisfied.

1  Thank GeoffChing88
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you find yourself in or near Bessemer you simply must try this place. It’s withstood the test of time and shows no sign of stopping. The meals are large, dangerous concoctions of carbs, butter and meat. It’s delicious and yet somehow makes you feel...More

1  Thank DustinKane
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was outstanding (as usual). The service was great. A very enjoyable and friendly restaurant.

Thank donvines
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family ate here for Thanksgiving this year in what is becoming a new family tradition. The food at The Bright Star is always fantastic and the atmosphere is of a different era. However, from the moment we sat down (8 people at a 3:00...More

1  Thank durre002
Anastasia C, Manager at Bright Star Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good afternoon- Thanks for reviewing on Trip Advisor. I am so sorry your meal was rushed. That should never happen and is not The Bright Star way. There certainly inappropriate comments as well. We strive hard to balance efficiency with hospitality, and we came up...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a must visit. The food was phenomenal, the service was superb. Our server was Christy, and she was fantastic. Its not very often in today's society that someone seems to take pleasure in serving you, but she did. I can't say enough...More

1  Thank Marilyn M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Bright Star is one of the oldest restaurants in America and for good reason...consistency of good good and great waitstaff. The food at The Bright Star is, as the title to my review states, simply scrumptious. I do not think you will ever experience...More

Thank burmashavesigns
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Questions & Answers
29 October 2017|
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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|
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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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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
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