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The Bright Star

304 19th St N, Bessemer, Alabama, United States
Review summary
4.6
Spencer Plasse
a month ago
The Bright Star is an extremely well-known restaurant throughout Alabama, for good reason. You can’t beat the Bright Star experience. The service is wonderful, every item on the menu is delicious, and the environment is very unique. I have been around 5 times now and almost always get the Stuffed Snapper. It is absolutely fantastic. This past time, I tried the seafood gumbo as well. It is great too. The rest of my family didn’t think it was true gumbo because it wasn’t very “seafood-y” due to being made with light fish, but it is worth a try. Not pictured in this review is their famous bread pudding. It is easily the best bread pudding and probably the best dessert period that I’ve ever had. They unfortunately did not have any when I went, which was disappointing, but when they have it, it is a MUST try! If you are ever anywhere near Birmingham, AL, try the Bright Star. Even if you aren’t, it is well worth the drive. It can be very pricey but you pay for more than just the food - you pay for an unbeatable experience.