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Lighthouse Restaurant

12495 County Road 23, Bayou La Batre, AL 36544-4063
+1 251-824-2500
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
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“crab claws” (54 reviews)
“baked potato” (7 reviews)
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American, Seafood
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12495 County Road 23, Bayou La Batre, AL 36544-4063
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The Lighthouse has by far the best crab claws you will ever eat. They are very large. Much larger than you would normally find in a restaurant. The service is always good. It can get packed on weekend nights, so plan ahead. The Stuffed Shrimp,...More

Thank SaltwaterRambler
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I drove out of our way to visit this restaurant. The sign at the door said to seat ourselves. We did and waited and waited and waited. Apparently if you are a local you get good service. The waitress walked by us...More

Thank Shari M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for something in the area and this popped up with good reviews. No ambiance but exceptional food at good prices. Wednesday is grits and mullet so my husband is quite happy. He says the mullet is fabulous and the grits are above...More

Thank cindyannsmith
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An out-of-the-way old building on the outskirts of Bayou Le Batre that has seafood cooked the way it should be cooked, well known for crab claws and, if you're lucky, they may have fried mullet filets! To top it off, you're gonna meet a sassy...More

Thank GourmetDeacon
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 5 weeks 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

1  Thank MobileSkier
Reviewed 31 March 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

1  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

1  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 8 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
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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
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