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The Oldest Restaurant in Every State

PureWow Logo By editor@purewow.com (PureWow) of PureWow | Slide 1 of 51: <p>This establishment, founded by Greek immigrants, began as a tiny 25-seat café but now holds 330 people. The cuisine is a mix of Mediterranean flavors (like snapper dressed in olive oil and oregano) paired with classic Southern ingredients.</p><p>304 19th St. N., Bessemer, AL; 205-424-1861 or <a href="http://www.thebrightstar.com/">thebrightstar.com</a></p>

Alabama: The Bright Star (Bessemer, 1907)

This establishment, founded by Greek immigrants, began as a tiny 25-seat café but now holds 330 people. The cuisine is a mix of Mediterranean flavors (like snapper dressed in olive oil and oregano) paired with classic Southern ingredients.

304 19th St. N., Bessemer, AL; 205-424-1861 or thebrightstar.com

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