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Lighthouse Restaurant

12495 County Road 23, Bayou La Batre, AL 36544-4063
+1 251-824-2500
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
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“crab claws” (57 reviews)
“gumbo” (9 reviews)
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
12495 County Road 23, Bayou La Batre, AL 36544-4063
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Mouth watering, delicious crab claws that make you squeal in delight with a healthy serving of southern hospitality! Our friend brought us to this local favorite of hers and we were not disappointed. Try going "off peak" hours. We were seated with no waiting. prompt,...More

Thank Tracy A
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

We went out with my inlaws for dinner with plans for only crab claws. We've been here several times and they're always HUGE and plentiful. This trip was no different. Taste is delicious and it's not all stuffing. The claws look like little drumettes. Gotta...More

Thank Dwight Lisa D N
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

My family and I drive to Mobile every couple of months to eat at the Lighthouse. The food is always excellent. The waitresses are always friendly and accommodating. The meal I had Saturday night was excellent as always. The seafood was fried perfectly. The beer...More

Thank Don P
Reviewed 20 July 2017

This is a regular place for us - pretty much a local place and the food is excellent. Fried seafood platters all tasty and good - nothing fancy just good food. Oysters were excellent and the portions are very good. We will be back!

Thank docbob3
Reviewed 23 June 2017

The Lighthouse has by far the best crab claws you will ever eat. They are very large. Much larger than you would normally find in a restaurant. The service is always good. It can get packed on weekend nights, so plan ahead. The Stuffed Shrimp,...More

Thank SaltwaterRambler
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

My husband and I drove out of our way to visit this restaurant. The sign at the door said to seat ourselves. We did and waited and waited and waited. Apparently if you are a local you get good service. The waitress walked by us...More

2  Thank Shari M
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

We were looking for something in the area and this popped up with good reviews. No ambiance but exceptional food at good prices. Wednesday is grits and mullet so my husband is quite happy. He says the mullet is fabulous and the grits are above...More

Thank cindyannsmith
Reviewed 30 May 2017

An out-of-the-way old building on the outskirts of Bayou Le Batre that has seafood cooked the way it should be cooked, well known for crab claws and, if you're lucky, they may have fried mullet filets! To top it off, you're gonna meet a sassy...More

Thank GourmetDeacon
Reviewed 27 May 2017

I've been going to the Lighthouse for longer than I care to admit. For years they have been famous for their crab claws and they deserved the reputation. You got a big plate of select crab claws cooked well at a fair price. Things have...More

Thank Quartz2337
Reviewed 25 May 2017

The food makes up for the atmosphere. It is not intended to be fine dining, but a casual place to enjoy simple southern seafood. The service is friendly, appropriate, and welcoming. The selections are typical for south Alabama and no one needs to expect outlandish...More

1  Thank MobileSkier
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, 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 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12495 County Road 23, Bayou La Batre, AL 36544-4063
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Bayou La Batre
  • Phone Number: +1 251-824-2500
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