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The Old Lighthouse Diner

2520 W State St, Bristol, TN 37620-1816
+1 423-274-0200
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“pancakes” (9 reviews)
“french toast” (4 reviews)
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Diner, American
2520 W State St, Bristol, TN 37620-1816
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Classic diner/greasy spoon, cheap good breakfast eats. Omelets are always reliable and filling. Limited parking. Wish lunch hours were longer. Plan your exit well (can only turn right).

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank wshanor
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So, for a long time we have driven past this diner just because we usually don’t eat out during the hours it is open. Our schedule was recently off and I told my wife we should try it. First, the diner was packed with only...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank TNTSparks
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best little diner. Amazing decor, food and owners! Want a family friendly dining experience Old Lighthouse is the place to visit!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank DMartin2013
Reviewed 4 November 2018

Eating here is much like eating in your grandmother's kitchen. This family-run diner knows how to do breakfast well. They make much of the bread that is served and the French toast is worth the trip. I'm a fan of sausage and gravy and their...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Pat F
Reviewed 14 October 2018 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.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jasind01
Reviewed 14 October 2018

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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank bobbyt107
Reviewed 2 October 2018 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!

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank TravelingGirl239
Reviewed 2 October 2018

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

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Grandad Q
Reviewed 29 September 2018 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!

Date of visit: September 2018
1  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

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank IslandSquirrel
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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 1:30pm, open Monday to Saturday from 7am to 2pm.
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