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Lightsey's Seafood Restaurant

1506 S Parrott Ave, Okeechobee, FL 34974-6167
+1 863-763-4276
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Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good31%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“hush puppies” (53 reviews)
“oysters” (39 reviews)
“frog legs” (37 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
1506 S Parrott Ave, Okeechobee, FL 34974-6167
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My husband and I stopped at this very unique restaurant for dinner and we were very pleased! First off, the initial walk in is just.. wow! The building is huge and decorated in a way that reminded us of key west, very colorful and fish...More

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Lightseys, Public Relations Manager at Lightsey's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank for reviewing us!! Thanks for stopping in! The salad you speak of was developed nearly 20 years ago. It's simple but has dynamite flavor. We send our truck out each week in order to provide our customers with the freshest fish available. We are...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My parents moved to Okeechobee three years ago and hadn't yet dined at lightseys. Since it was listed as #1 on TripAdvisor, i insisted we visit when I finally got to Florida. What a mistake! The shrimp were average, French fries underdone, and the pups.....More

Thank DartechADC
Lightseys, Public Relations Manager at Lightsey's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for reviewing us!! We value all social media ratings and are constantly monitoring them. Our position on TripAdvisor has moved around through the years, generally remaining highly ranked. We understand that not everyone's experience is what they/us expect. We can assure you that...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drove into Okeechobee stopping for lunch. The attractive outside made us turn in and we’re glad we did. A portion of catfish bites along with a very good Bloody Mary and iced tea started us off. I chose a spinach blackened scallops and fried...More

Thank Tom K
Lightseys, Public Relations Manager at Lightsey's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your complement on our 3 for $33!! Our other value days are Friday and Sunday. On Friday evenings our featured special is a pound of shrimp and Sunday we offer our all you can eat buffet from 11a.m - 9pm. We appreciate...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Use to love in Okeechobee and this was a great place when down in the river. Hasn’t lost any of its touch by moving into town. The Arrants’ family continue a great tradition. All you can eat catfish is always fresh and great. The gator...More

Thank Randy H
Lightseys, Public Relations Manager at Lightsey's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for giving your continued support throughout the years and for taking the time to leave a wonderful review. We work extremely hard to provide high caliber service and superb food quality to insure that customers have an experience much like yours. Generation after...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been vacationing in this area for a month during the winter the last few years. Have been to Lightseys a couple of times. This visit was very disappointing! We had 3 guests with us 8 in our party. We were seated pretty fast but...More

Thank Ruth B
Lightseys, Public Relations Manager at Lightsey's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for reviewing us!! Appreciate you stopping in once again at Lightsey's! We see that you've dined with us a few times in the past. This time you chose to bring friends and the event wasn't as you had hoped. Yes, our large 30...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Why this title? How can a place stay open so pathetically mis-managed? So, we arrive 5:15 the hostess? asked how many and my name. While with no explanation from her we just stood there with not a peep out of her. Why so mystified, well...More

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Lightseys, Public Relations Manager at Lightsey's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for reviewing us!! I agree the hostess should have filled you in on what was going on and let you know an expected wait time. We usually offer for our guest to grab a drink at the bar while they wait for an...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like oysters on the half shell, shrimp, frog legs, delicious lobster bisque, fish, huslhpuppies and many other good items, visit Lightsey's on Sunday. Also have oysters on Fridays for half price.More

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Lightseys, Public Relations Manager at Lightsey's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for reviewing us! Glad to hear you enjoyed our seafood buffet. The buffet is offered all day on Sundays starting at 11 am. It allows you to experience many of our menu items which is a perfect opportunity to try new things! We...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great place for local seafood including catfish, gator, frogs legs and all kinds of fish. I didn't try the gator or frogs legs but the all you can eat catfish was great.More

Thank dginspect
Lightseys, Public Relations Manager at Lightsey's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for reviewing us! Our fresh fried catfish is a long time favorite with many of our customers. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your meal with us! We invite you back to give the gator and frog legs a try. Public Relations...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

AMAZING FOOD! The catfish and tea was truly southern style. The atmosphere was family friendly and if you have caught your own fish they will cook it.More

Thank Candace-Tommee L
Lightseys, Public Relations Manager at Lightsey's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for reviewing us! We have been serving up fried catfish and sweet tea since 1977 with southern charm. In fact we will cook your catch and serve it up with french fries, coleslaw and hushpuppies. We look forward to seeing you again soon....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is mostly fried which may not work for a lot of people, but it is all good. The owner hand picks his fresh seafood and it is hands down the best in town. You can get your fare, fried, grilled, sauteed and blackened....More

Thank dunright
Lightseys, Public Relations Manager at Lightsey's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for reviewing us!! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your dining experience! You are right, the owner is involved with all the day to day decisions including the selection of fresh saltwater fish and seafood Lightsey's carries. I would like to invite...More

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It used to be on Lake Okeechobee now it's in the center of town.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 30
Meals
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1506 S Parrott Ave, Okeechobee, FL 34974-6167
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Okeechobee
  • Phone Number: +1 863-763-4276
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Description
If it swims, crawls or hops we probably serve it.
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