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1506 SW Parrot Ave, Okeechobee, FL 34972
+1 863-763-4276
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The first 4 bites turned into a digging hunt for filmy scales inside my chewed food. The next bite I swallowed a scale that scratched my throat and I lost appetite to finish the filet. If you were coming here for seafood my summary for you would be : Fresh variety of seafood selections. Priced 10% higher then the coast,... More 

Thank Michael G
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant is the place to go for great seafood and even aged grass fed beef. Big line up of craft beer too. No heavy batter on seafood. Big patio and screened. Great deal on fresh oysters. 40 for $28 ! Decor inside is unique and a combination of art work and stuffed trophy animals. Great service and prices are... More 

Thank Michael M E W
Port Saint Lucie, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for lunch not realizing they had moved to new location but certainly was pleased with atmosphere of new location. Hubby had the Okeechobee Sampler & I had the Catfish, both of us had the fried green tomatoes. Food was yummy along with great service. We will return!!

Thank Patricia W
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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30 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great burger at a fish place. Ate at bar so get in faster. Definitely plan to go back for dinner one night while in area.

Thank Wes L
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having been to Lightsey's in Okeechobee for many years for their great catfish, we went to their new location on Parrot Avenue. We had their lunch catfish fingers and were again pleasantly pleased with the fish. Will return many times again.

Thank John L
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not as good as I thought it would be, considering it was ranked #1, however it is in Okeechobee and there are not a lot of places to choose from. We had oysters on the half shell, catfish, fish dip and fried green tomatoes. All were good. Not anything to write home about. Service was a little slow. Restaurant was... More 

Thank Tammy T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed dinner in their interesting interior. They have a fish market and a fish restaurant together. The interior is full of game , wildlife and fish signs! It is casual but well done. The food was good. The fried shrimp was in a light and well seasoned batter. Very fresh! The unlimited cat fish was also good. Wonderful for... More 

Thank LynnLL
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great late lunch after an air-boat ride. Snacked on delicious raw oysters, while ordering: Okeechobe sampler for me (turtle, gator, frog legs, fish), hamburgers, and catfish. My son and wife really enjoyed their beer samplers. Great service! On the way out, we bought a pound of the fish dip (trout) which was delicious. Good food, great service, nice... More 

Thank FJGonzalezG
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The fish dip was delish!! I had shrimp and catfish. Hubby had a burger. The kids had catfish and the Okechobee sampler. Everybody was happy with their food. The staff was friendly. A little slow, but that happens with good food. We'll be back.

Thank Giddyupteach
Osprey, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stop in while going west coast to the east coast of Florida. Not normally a catfish fan but my wife and I both ordered it and were not disappointed. Delicious! Service was great and the ambiance is very nice. Highly recommend.

Thank spikenails

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$30
American, Seafood
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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: 1506 SW Parrot Ave, Okeechobee, FL 34972
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Okeechobee
  • Phone Number: +1 863-763-4276
If it swims, crawls or hops we probably serve it.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?