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Old Lighthouse

2520 W State St, Bristol, TN 37620-1816
+1 423-274-0200
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good18%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Diner, American
2520 W State St, Bristol, TN 37620-1816
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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

Excellent home made food fresh made! Delicious home made bread and corn beef hash! Very friendly family run!

Thank jen m
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Solid breakfast food and great service. We rolled into the parking lot, read the hours on the door, and realized that they weren’t supposed to open for another 30 minutes. While we were trying to figure out another place to get breakfast the manager came...More

Thank DHUtah
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

One of our crew had eaten here before and strongly recommended it for a meal. The restaurant is a quaint diner with an interesting decor of movie and musician posters and pictures. Easy access to I-81. We were promptly seated. I was a little surprised...More

Thank Mrfiz
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

It is so great to find places like this when you are traveling. Fresh home-made food with fantastic service they even make their bread and dessert. Very relaxing.

Thank Z5817FYdonnap
Reviewed 14 December 2017

Loved the environment! Wonderful family operated business, everyone we interacted with was kind, and provided excellent service. We were there for breakfast and the food was of good quality. Lots of variety on the menu, but I had the Belgian Waffle special. Best waffles I've...More

Thank Eirlande
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Breakfast was not great. When they asked how everything was and I told them the meat was over cooked and so tough I could not eat it, all he had to say was sorry bout that. $25.00 later we left with my breakfast being thrown...More

Thank Shirley S
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

In our short trip to Bristol for the races, we ate here twice for breakfast. One of the only places we could find that was open on Sunday morning after the Saturday night race. Very friendly staff and great food. Homemade wheat bread was delicious....More

Thank Kara P
Reviewed 4 September 2017

My wife and I stopped in on our way up to West Virginia and we were glad we did. This is a wonderful little family diner with friendly, efficient staff! The breakfast we had was really good and our server even offered us coffees to...More

Thank Stuart B
Reviewed 28 August 2017

My wife and I travel to Bristol every year to the NASCAR race. We always eat at the Lighthouse. It is a small family owned old style diner. The food is excellent. The staff is great. Be sure to visit the next time you are...More

Thank markmckee2016
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

When I travel I try to visit local eateries. The Old Lighthouse is DEFINITELY a local eatery. Small and noisy but with a really nice ambience that screams old Virginia. The homemade bread for toast is over the top. I had a Western Denver Omelet...More

Thank Louis S
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Restaurant Details

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Diner, American
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 03:00
07:00 - 03:00
07:00 - 03:00
07:00 - 03:00
07:00 - 03:00
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
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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