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Famous Bistro

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$$$
American, European, Pub, Fusion, Gastropub
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102 West 2nd Street, Owensboro, KY 42303
+1 270-686-8202
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 0
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent food and great service

Excellent food, great service and fun, relaxed atmosphere. Seating inside or out on the sidewalk (very close to the street). Good menu variety.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Susan S
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Owensboro, Kentucky
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Owensboro, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Excellent food, great service and fun, relaxed atmosphere. Seating inside or out on the sidewalk (very close to the street). Good menu variety.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We were staying at the holiday inn riverfront this weekend. We asked the front desk where is a good place to eat in they said famous bistro. So my wife and I and a couple of our friends decided we would go try it. Everybody really enjoyed their meals and the atmosphere. If you have not tried the famous bistro... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Stopped in for lunch while in town. Excellent menu and drinks made fresh. The mojitos and bloody Marys were great.

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Owensboro, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Great romantic, great for families, great for lunch bunch, great for business. The food is always good and the service too! My favorite for lunch- Greek salad of course and my favorite for dinner spanakopita! My husband loves any meat (lamb of course) on the specials and the kids go for the pizzas! Yiamas!

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Great little restaurant in Downtown Owensboro. It's a little fancy but the meals taste great and the service is incredible. Four of us went after work and it was a little pricey, but within guidance for our expense reports so no worries. If you like apricot and beet at all, you need to try the Sam Smith fruit ale they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Seating available inside as well as outside. Wonderful wait staff (Meagan and Rosa). Diverse menu, so everybody has an option or two! Everything is beautifully prepared, delicious, full of flavor and served in a timely fashion. Dessert is a must- Baklava is yummy.

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Tucson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Locals recommended and we listened and loved! Great little place downtown, quaint and wonderful service. Ben waited on us and couldn't have been more accommodating and perfect. Beer list was great, appetizer of spanakopita was sumptuous as was the bourbon glazed chicken and pork chop. He gave us a taste of local bourbon and a specialty dessert which were so... More 

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kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Drove from louisville to eat my birthday dinner here! Delicious as always! We had the cheese tray..hummus..porterhouse Pork chop...and scallops! Service was wonderful. .and food was outstanding! Will always come back for more! !

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

Had a great meal here. The wedge salad was wonderful and the mushroom tart is phenomenal. They have a great selection of bottled beer. The beers were half priced which was great. A very good meal with a lot of other items on the menu I'd love to try.

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Owensboro, KY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The Bistro is one of the longstanding restaurants in town. I have never had a bad meal here and I consider myself a regular. It has a Greek menu but you can find other options there as well. I always am intrigued by the soups and specials of the day as they are very inventive.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 102 West 2nd Street, Owensboro, KY 42303
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Owensboro
  • Phone Number: +1 270-686-8202

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 32
  • Cuisine: American, European, Pub, Fusion, Gastropub
Open Hours
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 - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?