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Old Lighthouse

2520 W State St, Bristol, TN 37620-1816
+1 423-274-0200
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“pancakes” (9 reviews)
“sausage gravy” (3 reviews)
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Diner, American
2520 W State St, Bristol, TN 37620-1816
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love this Mom and pop diner, great breakfast! Will surely come again next time I visit Bristol, and the staff was great!

Thank Jacob B
Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

The Old Lighthouse Diner is a pleasant experience. The staff is friendly and attentive. We had the "Kunrty Scramble with gravy" It is a combination of sauteed mushrooms, onion, patatos, and peppers, ham, sausage, and bacon, scrambled into eggs with cheese, smothered with sausage gravy....More

Thank Bobbie M
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Great Home style cooking! My husband and I both had burgers and fries which was like Mama would cook and they advertise as fresh meat never frozen. The difference is noticeable. And we were told to order breakfast, it was even better. Very kind waiter...More

Thank Travelingiswhere
Reviewed 11 March 2018

Lots of great food, try the home made bread...yummy...friendly staff.fast service....picturesque diner.

Thank tully742002
Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

I try to make a habit of having my Saturday morning breakfast there as often as possible. The food is excellent and the service is outstanding. My waitress, and I say the word "my" loosely, knows my order without even asking. She doesn't even bother...More

Thank Phillip J
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Excellent home made food fresh made! Delicious home made bread and corn beef hash! Very friendly family run!

Thank jen m
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Solid breakfast food and great service. We rolled into the parking lot, read the hours on the door, and realized that they weren’t supposed to open for another 30 minutes. While we were trying to figure out another place to get breakfast the manager came...More

Thank DHUtah
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

One of our crew had eaten here before and strongly recommended it for a meal. The restaurant is a quaint diner with an interesting decor of movie and musician posters and pictures. Easy access to I-81. We were promptly seated. I was a little surprised...More

Thank Mrfiz
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

It is so great to find places like this when you are traveling. Fresh home-made food with fantastic service they even make their bread and dessert. Very relaxing.

Thank Z5817FYdonnap
Reviewed 14 December 2017

Loved the environment! Wonderful family operated business, everyone we interacted with was kind, and provided excellent service. We were there for breakfast and the food was of good quality. Lots of variety on the menu, but I had the Belgian Waffle special. Best waffles I've...More

Thank Eirlande
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 12
Diner, American
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:00 am
7:00 am - 3:00 am
7:00 am - 3:00 am
7:00 am - 3:00 am
7:00 am - 3:00 am
7:00 am - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2520 W State St, Bristol, TN 37620-1816
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +1 423-274-0200
First come first serve True Diner experience, reservations for after hours of operation must be made 48 hours in advance, and it is only for parties of 20 (twenty) or more up to 55. Your party will be catered to by whatever is on our menu or your choice of a special chosen meal. Breakfast all day, from just eggs to omelets, from small hand formed burgers to 2 lb burgers, dinner platters are offered as well. Enjoy the safe and secure atmosphere with your children and seniors. Our atmosphere is filled with the beauty of listening to oldies of the 1950's all day. We begin clean around 2:30pm, open Monday to Saturday from 7am to 3pm.
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