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Lightsey's

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1506 SW Parrot Ave, Okeechobee, FL 34972
+1 863-763-4276
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Oysters, hush puppies were pretty good. The rest of our meal was cold, and flavorless. Waitress only came twice. We have frequented this restaurant for over 15 years, and this was beyond disappointing.

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Thank Shawna M
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

After our first experience here we decided to try ahain. Same experience- NO SERVICE! We waited 15 minutes for a server to take our beer order. The beer showed up about 15 minutes later. We told the server that we'd look over the menus for a few minutes. We drank our beer & she NEVER returned. We left cash on... More 

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Thank Colleen F
Lightseys, Public Relations Manager at Lightsey's, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing us! We have pin- pointed the exact event and are taking care of the situation to make sure this never happens again. Bad service is not tolerated at Lightsey's and there is a zero tolerance policy for such occurrences. Our prices reflect the price of local produce and seafood we encounter locally. We only bring the... More 

Houston, Texas
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is THE seafood restaurant of Okeechobee, FL. It is recently built and can handle all comers. Not cheap, but neither is the quality. Very unique menu offerings and a super bar.

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Oyster Bay, NY
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Gator bites at the bar with ACE Pineapple Cider were a delicious snack after gator hunting on an airboat nearby.

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Thank deemo8
Fenelon Falls/ON/Canada
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43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a disappointment! Anyone who has eaten at their old location at Okee Tainte Park will certainly notice the difference. Their other place had atmosphere, character and a great location. The new place is just a brick building in the middle of Okeechobee on 441 north of Wal-Mart. The first thing we noticed when we went in was the lack... More 

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Thank crackerssouth
Lightseys, Public Relations Manager at Lightsey's, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing us! Sounds like you did not get proper treatment and that is unacceptable. The situation has been pinpointed and we are currently taking care of the situation that has occurred. At Lightsey's we have no tolerance for bad service and customer experience. Reviews like yours help us improve as a business and for that we thank... More 

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36 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch here on a Sat. Wanted to eat on outside porch, but was told they did not have enough wait help to handle it, so ate inside. Thought that the prices were high. $20 for fried shrimp. Had eaten at Fish Tin the night before for $14. Just had the crab/corn chowder (bowl) and it was very good. Wife... More 

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Thank TravelBillNC
Lightseys, Public Relations Manager at Lightsey's, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us! Our prices reflect the cost of local produce and seafood. We ensure only the highest quality food is served to our customers. We strive to support local fishermen and farmers and we are very proud of that. We have our own refrigerated truck which we drive to local markets to handpick our products and... More 

Barberton, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We waited 20 minutes or so, shorter than the 40 minutes they had anticipated when we got there, and were able to look at menus while sitting to wait. The food was hot and attractively served by personable wait staff. The grilled Grouper was tender and juicy and the Pompano is as they said - always good. The blackened seasoning... More 

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Shelter Island, New York
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52 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We tried gator bites to start and couple of LARGE salads as well as blackened shrimp and fried shrimp. Everybody was very happy and had more than enough to eat at lunch. WOULD DEFINETLY GO BACK AGAIN !

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Thank chumley54
Orlando, Florida
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the atmosphere was unexpected as this is their new location.....everything was great except the whole fried catfish....they were not fried..... and that is the main reason I go back there whenever I am in the area. Not sure how they were cooked but skin or outside of "fried" fish was soft....hope they change their way of frying fish....

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Thank saavylady
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had to wait for a table, was a bit of a slow start. It looked like they were short staff and trying to play catch up . Our waitress was a hustler ! We had never eaten here so we asked her advise . She suggested the special. Which was a wonderful salt water white fish. Cooked to perfection with... More 

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Thank Kristy S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1506 SW Parrot Ave, Okeechobee, FL 34972
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Okeechobee
  • Phone Number: +1 863-763-4276
Description
If it swims, crawls or hops we probably serve it.

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Rockledge, Florida
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?