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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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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good12%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“greek snapper” (22 reviews)
“gumbo” (60 reviews)
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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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Reviewed 4 days ago

I have been going to The Bright Star for years and it never disappoints. The gumbo is Amazing and a great appetizer to start with. Everything is good here!

Thank lgraham486
Reviewed 5 days ago

An early Saturday night dinner. The fried green tomato appetizer was fantastic. The house salad and the Greek salad were lovely with crisp, cold greens. My entree of veal Parmesan was so salty that I returned it. My spouse had the Texas special that had...More

Thank cbfield
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited Bright Star on a business trip. The place has wonderful painted murals on the walls , tons of history all round the restaurant and great steaks and service.

A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time I went I fell in love with the place. My favorite thing is the sampler platter for dinner. By doing this you get the fine dining experience for only 30 dollars for you and your date.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have had the pleasure of dining here for over 40 years. You won't be disappointed from a super lunch of plenty of Southern lunch favorites to a "to die for" dinner menu of the "best steak in Alabama" to freshest seafood! Jimmy or Nicki...More

Thank johnbradley48
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Bright Star Sunday lunch experience is always wonderful. Lately I have steered away from my old tried-and-true snapper almondine to the beef tips. I have discovered the beef tips are made with the same great beef used in the Greek Style Tenderloin and cooked...More

Thank 381rodneyp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best restaurant in Jefferson County...hands down!!! From appetizers to dessert to everything in between you can't go wrong.

Thank Hal W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took out of town guests to this iconic restaurant. Had been several years since my husband and I had visited. We had reservations for 5 and were seated promptly in an enclosed booth. A/C vent was aimed directly on us so we froze when it...More

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

Hi Katrina - Thanks for taking the time to review. We are sincerely sorry that we let you down - ambience, service and entrees were not to our usual standards. Please accept our apologies. We would like to make it up to you and learn...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While dining at Bright Star neither the food nor the service could have been any better, as both were SUPERIOR!

Thank Kimberly B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful restaurant! We were here years ago when traveling through Birmingham and always meant to come back. Our server, Brenda, has only been there 34 years so I decided to rely on her recommendation of stuffed red snapper. It was delicious and came...More

Thank quiltmaven
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6 April 2017|
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Response from Bernadette M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but we have never been.
7 November 2016|
Response from Anastasia C | Property representative |
10:30 -5pm. Thanks. Reservations accepted for 5-12 people. Have a great day.
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
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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