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Lightsey's

1506 S Parrott Ave, Okeechobee, FL 34974-6167
+1 863-763-4276
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Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good32%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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1506 S Parrott Ave, Okeechobee, FL 34974-6167
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I joined a friend for dinner at Lightsey's. My friend and I shared the pound of shrimp with sides. The shrimp was was lightly fried and very "meaty"- not little shrimp that always get dried out. I love their coleslaw and you...More

Thank Laurie G
Lightseys, Public Relations Manager at Lightsey's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for reviewing us!! Our signature fried shrimp is one of our oldest and most beloved dishes by our customers. The coleslaw, hushpuppies and Lightsey's seasoning are all made in house daily. We believe that a fresh homemade dish is the only and best...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Wide selection of seafood. There is cooter, or softshell turtle, harvested from the nearby lake, and a great selection of fresh fish.More

Thank Lori N
Lightseys, Public Relations Manager at Lightsey's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

From all of us here at Lightsey's, we would like to thank you for your kind words and for reviewing our restaurant!! Yes, all of our fresh water fish and Cooter are caught here locally from Lake Okeechobee. Here at Lightsey's we have a team...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I had an early dinner here yesterday and Joanna was our server. She was very attentive and had a wonderful personality! Great service makes all the difference in the world! The food was great as well. Between the three of us, we...More

Thank Katrina B
Lightseys, Public Relations Manager at Lightsey's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for reviewing us!! Joanna is a great server and prides herself on giving our customers an excellent dining experience. Our all you can eat buffet is available every Sunday from 11 AM to 9 PM. It is a customer favorite due to its...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here on recommendation from air boat tour guide. Service and food was excellent! Loved the crab cake with fried green tomato on top, crawfish sauce was delicious and if you can save room for dessert get the blueberry cobbler It's heavenly!

Thank tkg624
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you try the crab cakes and fried green tomatoes and don't like it...... I don't know what to say. It was the best thing I have ever had. All of the food was fresh and plentiful. The flash fried shrimp and fries were awesome....More

Thank Keith G
Lightseys, Public Relations Manager at Lightsey's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for reviewing us!! We are happy to hear you had such a great dining experience at Lightsey's! We have been serving up fried green tomatoes and crab cakes for years. Our tomato recipe is an old Okeechobee secret dating back 50 years! Home...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Lightsey's for our anniversary. The services was top notch from beginning to end. Our server was polite, friendly and spot on. The shrimp was cooked four different ways and was excellent. We even received a delicious dessert for our anniversary. Kudos!More

Thank Barbara M
Lightseys, Public Relations Manager at Lightsey's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for reviewing us! Here at Lightsey's we take great pride in our food quality and friendly service staff. Shrimp 4 Ways has been a standing Thursday night special for many years. We believe that special occasions should be topped off and celebrated with...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went here for dinner for our fist time since they relocated. It was packed. Wait for a table was 30 plus minutes. No place to sit and wait, as those were already taken. Food was passable, service was pretty good. But,...More

Thank Richard K
Lightseys, Public Relations Manager at Lightsey's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for reviewing us! Glad to see you are a past customer to Lightsey's! With this new location we've added even more wait area and have ample wait seating; as a comparison to a chain restaurant. There are benches and chairs provided as well...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The fish was cold and under cooked. Kinda gummy. Atmosphere not much. I don't think they know wether they are A restaurant or a Fish market. Our experience was below average.More

Thank Jouko J. R
Lightseys, Public Relations Manager at Lightsey's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for reviewing us! Lightsey's takes pride in great food and service! High quality seafood is cooked to just done. We apologize if it was cold, that is not the Lightsey's standard. Our fish is served at a resting temperature. If you would like...More

Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Casual dining with various fish options on the menu. Gator bites and frog legs along with fried catfish were excellent. Servers were active and prompt.

Thank Riverchaser10
Lightseys, Public Relations Manager at Lightsey's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are thrilled to hear that you had such a spectacular dining experience. Lightsey's has been serving up catfish and frog legs since 1977. Stop on in and try some of our other signature dishes. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 24 May 2017

Ordered a pound of fried shrimp with a share plate. Was there with another couple and it took over an hour to get our food after the order was taken. Waitress blamed it on the cooks. It has been like this for a long time.More

Thank dukec9
Lightseys, Public Relations Manager at Lightsey's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2017

Thank you for reviewing us! Sorry to hear your service was very slow we you came in. We have food ticket time guidelines in place to ensure our customers receive the food the order in a timely manner. This specific scenario has been pinpointed and...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$30
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1506 S Parrott Ave, Okeechobee, FL 34974-6167
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Okeechobee
  • Phone Number: +1 863-763-4276
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Description
If it swims, crawls or hops we probably serve it.
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