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The Old Lighthouse Diner

2520 W State St, Bristol, TN 37620-1816
+1 423-274-0200
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“pancakes” (8 reviews)
“home fries” (4 reviews)
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Diner, American
2520 W State St, Bristol, TN 37620-1816
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Stopped in for breakfast while we were in Bristol. Typical diner with good food. Owner was very friendly and service was good. Would recommend for breakfast.

Thank jasind01
Reviewed 6 days ago

People were very friendly and make you feel like you are right now the most important person they know.

Thank Bobby T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Happened upon the Old Lighthouse Diner and had a great meal. Courteous service with a hometown feel. So glad we ran into this gem!

Thank TravelingGirl239
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food & service were both what you would expect from a "good" restaurant, =average. Fair menu. Plenty of parking.

Thank Grandad Q
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great breakfast here before getting on the road...staff was friendly, service was quick, food was hot and very good! Highly recommend for breakfast!

Thank applegatekc
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Two of the three people we went with for lunch could be considered picky - me being one of them. We were all really pleased. What we really liked was that all of the burgers came in four sizes. After a morning of being on...More

Thank IslandSquirrel
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Their scope is breakfast and lunch. All meals I have had are between very good and excellent. It is family run and all of the family I have met were very friendly.

Thank J Seth W
Reviewed 25 August 2018

The staff are so kind and friendly and treat you like family. Quick service with good quality food. Worth the stop if you need to grab a quick bite to eat. For us, it was breakfast before hitting the road.

Thank Patti S
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Decor is perfect and music is better but the food is the real star. Get the patty melt. I promise you won’t be sorry. Home made bread and fries. Friendly service. We felt like one of the family.

Thank dallastraveler03
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

2 friends and I wanted breakfast from a local non chain restaurant. We asked around and this was recommended by several. It didnt disappoint. Few minutes wait,but worth it.

Thank David H
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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 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
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
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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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