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Famous Bistro

102 West 2nd Street, Owensboro, KY
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Ranked #20 of 128 Restaurants in Owensboro
Cuisines: Central European
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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88% Recommend
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English first
Owensboro, Kentucky
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

My boyfriend and I went walking downtown one day and saw this little gem and decided to go in. We didn't really know what to expect but we sat down and got a couple salads and they were amazing enough to make us want to go back. The next time we went for our anniversary and every bite was amazing.... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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61 reviews 61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We first ate here a few years ago when traveling through to southern Kentucky. The food and service was the stuff of dreams. We couldn't wait to come back. We made 7:00 reservations for the Wednesday night before ROMPfest for ourselves and four friends. The restaurant was busy, but I was disappointed by the lack of enthusiasm and warmth of... More

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Columbia, Missouri, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We used to live in Owensboro and loved this place. It still had it's cool vibe and the waiters were very friendly but unique. We only ordered apps and they were so-so. This used to be a very yummy Greek place and it's still good just not as good as I remember. Love the tables with pictures though!

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Franklin, Tennessee
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

As a traveler who loves to find the great local flavor hot spot, the Famous Bistro stood out as we walked the main sidewalks in downtown Owensboro while we were in town for ROMPfest. The place greets you with sidewalk dining then step inside to an inviting atmosphere. It's a small, cozy place with a bistro feel. I ordered the... More

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West Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Hoping to avoid the chain restaurants on a recent overnight stop, we noticed lots of activity at a café-restaurant in downtown Owensboro. The setting was casual, but the menu had no burgers! Instead, the quite varied menu featured organic or near-organic and local produce. We had a very fine dinner of dry-packed scallops, fresh asparagus, perfectly-grilled salmon, excellent sauces and... More

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The server recommended the Salmon Pita and Southwest Turkey wrap. The salmon was amazing with lots of fresh dill and a dreamy white sauce. There are lots of up and coming restaurants along this newly developed river town that are good too. But Famous Bistro is a downtown classic that is consistently great.

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Georgetown, Kentucky
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107 reviews 107 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We had an hour for lunch, luckily we were within walking distance of our meeting. The food was outstanding, the service was sllloooooowwww. I wasn't offered a refill on my ice tea. The atmosphere of the place is great. I'd like to try it again some day and see if they handle a lunch rush better. There were plenty of... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

Went on Saturday night and was seated at a table literally in the front doorway. Bumped/brushed by no less than 200 people. Place absolutely could care less about someone having a pleasant dinner.

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Corbin, Kentucky
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I was in town for business conference. My colleague and I went to this restaurant for dinner and found that the restaurant setting was very simple, yet clean. We were welcomed and greeted by several of the staff and immediately felt at home. The service was great and the food was excellent. The pasta portion was huge, but it was... More

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Florence, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We had the best experience. The staff was so mellow but professional. The staffs knowledge and belief in the the food was top notch and made my selection for dinner to be a breeze. Dinner was amazing and if I do return to the area I will highly recommend and or come back to this location... Keep up the great... More

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