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Old Lighthouse

2520 W State St, Bristol, TN 37620-1816
+1 423-274-0200
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good16%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
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Diner, American
2520 W State St, Bristol, TN 37620-1816
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped by for breakfast. Everything was OK - nothing more, nothing less. Service was excellent, wish the food matched. Below average biscuits (flat and tasteless), average gravy, average eggs, below average griddle cakes (rubbery and lacking flavor). I could have saved money on average food...More

Thank JD S
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Family run, good service, reasonably priced. Had the corned beef special, it was decent. Has the qualities you would expect in a greasy spoon. Hard to find a good local joint these days, would go back.

2  Thank Greg C
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Great little place for breakfast. Staff is friendly and attentive. Nice selections to choose from. They do have a lunch menu. This place is opened till 3 in the afternoon.

Thank wicchiepoo
Reviewed 10 April 2017

My husband and I went out looking for a bank on our first day of vacation in Bristol to see races. We came upon this little diner and decided to stop since we had not had breakfast. They were quick and the food was delightful....More

1  Thank Deborah M
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Passed by this place so many times. I had the fried pollack on homemade bread with shoe string fries. It was delicious. Staff was very friendly and prompt. Would definitely go again. Love MA and PA places!

Thank Pam R
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I are always looking for local and unique places when on vacation. This place was perfect! Fun, unique atmosphere and workers all seem to be family. We had a hamburger and it was a "real" burger, freshly made. The service was great!...More

Thank haygoodjc
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Love family-owned, independent businesses and this was no exception. Family was on site, son Gabriel waited on us and he was incredibly friendly. The decor is fun, the bread is homemade and the country ham was authentic. This was by far the best dine-in experience...More

Thank Corkdork73
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

The lighthouse diner is by far my most favorite place to go. It is family owned and they are the best the food is delicious and they keep ya coming back. They treat my baby like their own they are always welcoming as soon as...More

Thank braxtensmomma16
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Quaint lil mom and pop resturant good food, nice people moderate prices! Local favorite place to enjoy a meal!

Thank everette221
Reviewed 23 November 2016

My wife and I had lunch here recently and it was obvious that the restaurant was under new management/ownership. These folks are very nice, they eat their own cooking, the service is great and the food is authentic and well-prepared. The breakfast menu is extensive...More

Thank giorgio11
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Restaurant Details

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Diner, American
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 03:00
07:00 - 03:00
07:00 - 03:00
07:00 - 03:00
07:00 - 03:00
07:00 - 03:00
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
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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.