Recognized by
as one of
America’s Best Historic Restaurants
Fried Red Snapper Throats named as one of the 100 Southern Foods You Must Try Before You Die.
Bright Star Broiled Seafood Platter named as one of the 100 Dishes to Eat Before You Die.
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A Family Tradition in a Unique Atmosphere

Since 1907, The Bright Star restaurant has been serving generations of customers its specialty Greek- style snapper and steak, signature seafood gumbo, luncheon specials, and famous pies. Located in Bessemer, Alabama, the restaurant has a regional following and draws patrons from throughout the Southeast as well as nearby Birmingham.

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For your convenience, you can now make reservations online or by phone!
Please Note: Reservations for parties of 11 or more need to be made via phone.
To make reservations by phone, call us at 205-426-1861

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How To Find Us

 304 19th Street North
Bessemer, Alabama 35020
Phone (205) 426-1861


Everyday: 11am-3pm Lunch
Sun–Thurs: 4:30-9pm Dinner
Fri.–Sat.: 4:30-10pm Dinner
Bar available between 3:30-4:30

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