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1506 SW Parrot Ave, Okeechobee, FL 34972
+1 863-763-4276
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in for a quick lunch. Service at the new location was excellent. Raw oysters were excellent at a reasonable price. As always the soups were great.

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

Thank you for dining in with us! P.R. Manager R.R. More 

Sao Paulo, SP
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you arrive at the restaurant you'll be inside wild America. The place is filled with stuffed animals: deer heads, bears, alligators, fish, you name it. But they also have a great variety of cold beer and "swamp food". Sorry, guys, can't say a plate filled with turtle, alligator and frog is "seafood". And it tastes good too. It is... More 

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

Thank you dining in with us! Glad you enjoyed our decor and our famous Okeechobee selections! We also have daily Saltwater fish list so be sure to come on in again and try some our our Florida seafood. Thank you! Public Relations Manager R.R. More 

Cincinnati Ohio
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132 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I liked the atmosphere here. I call it "peanuts on the floor" type restaurant. Prompt and friendly service and all sorts of sea food options. Many of the guys I was with did the seafood buffet which had just about all you would want. I'm not a real seafood nut but had the shrimp and it was excellent. A couple... More 

Thank tennisbuff1000
Okeechobee, Florida
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lightsey's has always been one of our favorite seafood restaurants...this was our 1st visit to the new location. We enjoyed the old location...on the water...great view. The new place is great - a great job on making it "authentic" - food is excellent. We had the 1# Shrimp - 1/2 grilled/ 1/2 fried! Great food! The Fish dip has always... More 

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

Thank you for visiting our new location! Like many of our customers our old location will be in our hearts and memories forever. Our community and customers have helped build this new location and we are very excited to start this new chapter! Our prices reflect the market prices the we encounter for quality seafood in our local area. We... More 

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47 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited what I was told is their new location. I would have liked to try the old location because it looked to have old Florida character. This location is nice and clean but it lacks character no matter how many dead animals and fish are hanging on the wall. The menu was actually fairly limited. They advertise they cook about... More 

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

Thank you for dining in with us! We are sorry you didn't get to visit our old location we will miss it very much as much all of our customers do. Our new location was built with the hard work of our customers and community and we are very proud of it. Our menu though we pride in serving Florida... More 

Hollywood, Florida
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88 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Lightsey's new location and it was great. Oysters are the best, love their catfish. Great selection of beer too :)

Thank MGallet
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We went to Lightsey's on a recommendation, and it was so what we have been told. It's like an old-fashioned shift fish restaurant in Myrtle Beach South Carolina fried shrimp fried fish fried scallops fried hush puppies and even fried gator. Fun drink menu. Fun facts in the walls. Our service was friendly and fast.

Thank SuziMcCoy
Okeechobee, Florida
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Ordered the bacon/Gouda burger- it was amazing . Cooked to perfection- topped with thick applewood bacon - shaved onion and of course Gouda. My friend had the sharpies which he raved about . Hush puppies were flavorful NOT soggy. They have a buffet that had a lot of choices just not my thing. Definitely will be back!

Thank Equissoul
Gainesville, FL
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We have been here a bunch but I'm just getting around to doing a review. They recently moved to a new location in the middle of Okeechobee which used to be a bank and we visited last Thursday. All of their food is genuine to FL and very fresh. It's a great family atmosphere and from what I was told... More 

Thank Andersonjoe33
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has great fish that is very fresh. Waitstaff is willing to work within the menu. We selected a salt water fish sandwich that was prepared lightly blackened.

Thank daria dbentley

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$30
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
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
If it swims, crawls or hops we probably serve it.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?