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Old Lighthouse

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Diner, American
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2520 W State St, Bristol, TN 37620-1816
+1 423-274-0200
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07:00 - 03:00
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Mon - Sat 07:00 - 03:00
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Limestone, Tennessee
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185 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped by for breakfast. Everything was OK - nothing more, nothing less. Service was excellent, wish the food matched. Below average biscuits (flat and tasteless), average gravy, average eggs, below average griddle cakes (rubbery and lacking flavor). I could have saved money on average food at Waffle House.

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Thank JD S
Bristol, Tennessee
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261 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Family run, good service, reasonably priced. Had the corned beef special, it was decent. Has the qualities you would expect in a greasy spoon. Hard to find a good local joint these days, would go back.

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1 Thank Greg C
Arrowhead Farms
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great little place for breakfast. Staff is friendly and attentive. Nice selections to choose from. They do have a lunch menu. This place is opened till 3 in the afternoon.

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Thank wicchiepoo
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I went out looking for a bank on our first day of vacation in Bristol to see races. We came upon this little diner and decided to stop since we had not had breakfast. They were quick and the food was delightful. I recommend this restaurant very highly.

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1 Thank Deborah M
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Passed by this place so many times. I had the fried pollack on homemade bread with shoe string fries. It was delicious. Staff was very friendly and prompt. Would definitely go again. Love MA and PA places!

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Thank Pam R
Cedartown, Georgia
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I are always looking for local and unique places when on vacation. This place was perfect! Fun, unique atmosphere and workers all seem to be family. We had a hamburger and it was a "real" burger, freshly made. The service was great! Also, a previous post mentions that they were anti-gun and had a sign on the... More 

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Thank haygoodjc
Roanoke, Virginia
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49 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Love family-owned, independent businesses and this was no exception. Family was on site, son Gabriel waited on us and he was incredibly friendly. The decor is fun, the bread is homemade and the country ham was authentic. This was by far the best dine-in experience we had in Bristol!

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Thank Corkdork73
Bristol, Virginia
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

The lighthouse diner is by far my most favorite place to go. It is family owned and they are the best the food is delicious and they keep ya coming back. They treat my baby like their own they are always welcoming as soon as u walk in the door I couldn't say enough nice things!

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Thank braxtensmomma16
Bristol, Tennessee
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Quaint lil mom and pop resturant good food, nice people moderate prices! Local favorite place to enjoy a meal!

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Thank everette221
Bristol, VA
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113 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

My wife and I had lunch here recently and it was obvious that the restaurant was under new management/ownership. These folks are very nice, they eat their own cooking, the service is great and the food is authentic and well-prepared. The breakfast menu is extensive but there are lots of other options as well. Very clean and highly recommended. Not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12
Cuisine
Diner, American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
07:00 - 03:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 03:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 03:00
Thursday
07:00 - 03:00
Friday
07:00 - 03:00
Saturday
07:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2520 W State St, Bristol, TN 37620-1816
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +1 423-274-0200
Description
First come first serve True Diner experience, reservations for after hours of operation must be made 48 hours in advance, and it is only for parties of 20 (twenty) or more up to 55. Your party will be catered to by whatever is on our menu or your choice of a special chosen meal. Breakfast all day, from just eggs to omelets, from small hand formed burgers to 2 lb burgers, dinner platters are offered as well. Enjoy the safe and secure atmosphere with your children and seniors. Our atmosphere is filled with the beauty of listening to oldies of the 1950's all day. We begin clean around 2:30pm, open Monday to Saturday from 7am to 3pm.

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