Recognized by
as one of
America’s Best Historic Restaurants
Bright Star Broiled Seafood Platter named as one of the 100 Dishes to Eat Before You Die.

The Bright Star makes MSN’s list of 60 Iconic Restaurants to try before you die.


What’s Happening at The Bright Star

Night in New Orleans 2019

Featuring: Tujaque’s Executive Chef Tom Robey

Chef Robey was born in Ocean City, New Jersey and attended Johnson and Wales University for CulinaryArts. He joined the Commander’s family in 1991, spending several years at the original landmark and opening prominent projects such as Foodies Kitchen and Commander’s Palace-Las Vegas for the company. At the Verdana on Highlands, in Birmingham, Alabama, he served five years as the Executive Chef. He joined the Tujague’s team in July of 2018, and we are excited to have such an accomplished culinary professional in our midst.

Call For Reservations: 205-424-9444

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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Reservations accepted for parties of 5 or more.

Parties of 4 or less are handled on a First come, First Serve Basis.

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Thank You! We look forward to serving you.

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.: 4:30-9:15pm Dinner
Bar available between 3:00-4:30

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