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Famous Bistro

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American, European, Fusion, Gastropub
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102 West 2nd Street, Owensboro, KY 42303
+1 270-686-8202
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Brunch, 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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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 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
Birthday dinner!

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! !

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
jb5612
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kentucky
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kentucky
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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120 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
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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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Had lunch here two years ago and had the best Rueben I have ever had. This trip, my daughter made "first night in town reservations". Had a most terrific cheese plate appetizer and even had my first organic fruit ale, terrific! Everyone really enjoyed their main course...topped off the meals with dessert. Everyone REALLY says the Cream Brule is A... More 

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Kentucky
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Owensboro, for food-- not atmosphere. It is a shotgun dining area, very crowded and noisy, old furniture- some unstable chairs.... But if you time it right, you can avoid getting bumped and brushed by servers and patrons and have some fantastic food. Gyros, salmon, soups, wraps and pizzas are wonderful. Wish it... More 

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Owensboro, Kentucky
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120 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

No question about it the food is delicious but the atmosphere is a bit odd. Decorated like someone's grandmas with very limited seating. We were seated in front of the bathroom doors, very strange. All while there were other seats available. The price seemed a bit high considering and all. I rate average overall.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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78 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Visiting in town near Christmas and a local recommended this place. It's more a store front walk in eating establishment instead of a classic sit down place. The furnishings and decor are rather stark - no atmosphere. The service was okay. Ordered Bourbon chicken which was very good and I had a linguine dish which was not very good at... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

As vegetarians, it is hard to find a good meal outside the Louisville metro. This place came highly recommended, and it was worth the 45 minute drive from where we now live. Not a ton of veg options, but what they do they do very well. Good beer list and right next door to a very nice bar/pub on a... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I would definitely get the Reuben wrap again, it was the special for the day. The decor of the place was pretty cool, very small town atmosphere. I'd go back again.

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Russellville, Kentucky
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Great food a few blocks away from the river walk…small quaint atmosphere…outside seating is available.

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Additional Information about Famous Bistro

Address: 102 West 2nd Street, Owensboro, KY 42303
Phone Number: +1 270-686-8202
Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Owensboro
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
Average Prices: USD 32
Cuisine: American, European, Fusion, Gastropub

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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, 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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