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Bright Star Restaurant

) #1 of 78 Restaurants in Bessemer ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, Seafood, Greek
304 19th St N, Bessemer, AL 35020-4925
+1 205-426-1861
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good13%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Seafood, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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304 19th St N, Bessemer, AL 35020-4925
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Reviews (656)
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1 - 10 of 656 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

We left the Houston, TX area this morning with one mission: to arrive in Bessemer, AL in time for dinner at Bright Star. (Enroute to Georgia) Tropical Storm Cindy threw a few showers in our way and an accident on I-20 had us rerouted briefly,...More

Thank Jay L
Reviewed 4 days ago

Our daughter and I celebrated her dad for Father's Day with a wonderful lunch at the Bright Star. The service, food, and atmosphere were all great as usual. We are never disappointed with a visit to the "Star"!!!

Thank janicehfleming
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We always enjoy our visits to The Bright Star! Everyone is very nice and professional. The food is fresh and delicious. We look forward to going again soon.

Thank Susan5513
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great ambience and wonderful service. Ordered the Greek Snapper that came with a Greek salad and 2 vegetables. I chose fried okra and rice pilaf. The fish and vegetables were nothing to write home about. But, the Greek salad was E X C E L...More

Thank Teresa E
Anastasia C, Manager at Bright Star Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for coming to dine with us Teresa. So glad you enjoyed the Greek salad. It is one our specialties. Thanks for the feedback on the fish and vegetables. Something upon which we can improve. Hope you see us again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I go to the Bright Star to celebrate anniversaries and birthdays every year. We enjoy the history, food and service. One of the best restaurants in Alabama.

Thank blackbears1969
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Bright Star is a delightful restaurant for those who desire an excellent dining experience without the "starch" of Sunday dress. The food is always good and the prices are reasonable for a fine dining experience.

Thank trsfrichter
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've eaten at the Bright Star so many times growing up. It was the "nice" place for "special" occasions. Lately though, I get the feeling they are coasting on the successes of the past. We went for New Years Eve a few years back and...More

Thank xsdv8
Anastasia C, Manager at Bright Star Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey this is Stacey from The Bright Star. We appreciate you taking time to give us feedback on your recent dining experience. We work hard to provide great food and Hospitality, and we hate that we let you down. We will review our training and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I dined at The Bright Star for the first time recently and was so impressed. I liked everything about it. The long standing tradition of family owned and operated business was easy to see. Both Jimmy and Nick were there and greeted us at our...More

Thank pilotgail
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been dining at The Bright Star for over 40 years and it has never disappointed me. I always love taking out of town coworkers for dinner & explaining the history of the restaurant. The Texas special is always my go-to dish. Greek tenderloin,...More

Thank Dawn P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything we had was good. The shrimp appetizer was excellent. The person that had the catfish said they would definitely order it again. My favorite was the shredded cabbage. I loved the dressing.

Thank KarenandCarolyn
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
do they have an easter brunch
6 April 2017|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from wvlngth10 | Reviewed this property |
They ARE open for Easter, and I DO believe they begin seating at 10:30 - 11:00a.m. ... You'll order FROM the menu and they'll have a special "insert" for the 1 or 2 "specials" for the day, you really can't go wrong... It's... More
What are the hours for Thanksgiving Day?
7 November 2016|
Response from Anastasia C | Property representative |
10:30 -5pm. Thanks. Reservations accepted for 5-12 people. Have a great day.
What is thebThanksgiving dinner that feeds 8 people consist of? And what is the price?
23 October 2015|
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Response from Anastasia C | Property representative |
Thanks for inquiring about the Thanksgiving dinner to Go. The cost is $135 plus 10% sales tax or $148.50. It includes Cream if Turkey soup, Turkey and Dressing, gravy and cranberry sauce, green beans, Greek potatoes, choice... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 25
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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