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Famous Bistro

Central European
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102 West 2nd Street, Owensboro, KY
Today
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 22
    Excellent
  • 16
    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
Most recent review
Love this little place!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
MrsMarz
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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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90 reviews 90 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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 78 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Louisville, Kentucky
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

While staying in Owensboro, my family and wanted to try local places. We actually started out at a restaurant down the street. However, when no one waited on us, or even acknowledged us after ten minutes, we left. And, that is how we came to the Bistro. So, glad we did! The sandwiches were outstanding!! Even my picky eater agrees.... More 

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Owensboro, Kentucky
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 102 West 2nd Street, Owensboro, KY
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Owensboro

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Central European
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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