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Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn

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2840 W Parrish Ave., Owensboro, KY 42301
(270) 684-8143
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Buffet, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent place to eat

We really enjoyed the buffet. The variety of meat and sides are impressive. The service was top notch, my tea glass never got below half.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Russ B
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Business meetings
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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English first
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

World famous Moonlite BBQ, can't miss BBQ experience. Exceptional buffet offers all of southern comfort food choices, my favorites are Mac and cheese and mashed potatoes. Save room for desert and have a piece of peanut butter pie.

Thank kyhammy
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed the buffet. The variety of meat and sides are impressive. The service was top notch, my tea glass never got below half.

Thank Russ B
Jacksonville, North Carolina, United States
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140 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Being a BBQ staple in this area, I had to stop and grab a bite on the way to the airport. The customer service was outstanding. I quickly ran in and wanted to buy a small dish to take with me. The gentleman allowed me to sample the chopped and sliced mutton before selecting what I wanted to purchase. Though... More 

Thank Crystal C
Lexington, Kentucky
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169 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a reluctant buffet patron, because I tend to overeat. Moonlite proved to be a case in point. They have at least a dozen sides, and I tried quite a few of them: carrots, Lima beans, mashed potatoes, broccoli casserole, cooked apples, Mac and cheese, green beans, and more. They have pork, mutton, beef, chicken, shrimp. . . It... More 

Thank Dbjone2
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything was delicious. Loved the brisket and ribs. So many sides to choose from. Well worth the price. We will eat here again when back in the area.

Thank Kristy b
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had the dinner buffet. Totally worth the price. BBQ pork was amazing as was the roast beef. Real mashed potatoes. And a real live salad bar! Best part: homemade desserts, including my fav: pecan pie.

Thank JLL2010
Evansville, Indiana
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have visited this place several times, I really like it.I would normally give it a 5 star but the beef was a little dry this time.It is a little pricey but worth it on occasion.The cooked apples are my favorite thing to eat hear. The vegtables are also really good.The bbq is is good but veggies must be my... More 

Thank 37093Debra1111
Henderson, Kentucky
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visit here about 3-4 times a year, and are usually never disappointed. The mutton is excellent, and the ribs and chicken are very good as well. I don't care much for their briskett or potato salad. Service is usually excellent.

Thank Julie L
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always nice to stop and visit Moonlit BBQ. My fave is pulled pork, chicken and they have the best Mac n cheese ever! They are a buffet and always busy. Not a quiet place to eat & you'll find yourself standing in line at buffet.

Thank Heather W
Decatur, Alabama
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134 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of those places that you need to try when you are in town. Not a fancy place but more of a downhome local favorite. Located on W. Parrish Ave. (KY81) and not far from the airport. Large parking lot in the back. They are open every day for lunch and dinner (close at 3PM on Sunday). They... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2840 W Parrish Ave., Owensboro, KY 42301
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Owensboro
  • Phone Number: (270) 684-8143

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups


Open Hours
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
9:00 am - 9:30 pm

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