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Moonlite Bar-B-Que Inn

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2840 W Parrish Ave, Owensboro, KY 42301-3312
(270) 684-8143
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9:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Buffet, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 140
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  • 86
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good BBQ Eats

This restaurant has a great BBQ buffet. It also has an oustandin desert buffet. We went with a group of 30 people and we had our own room where we could socialize and eat great food. The cost of the buffets was very reasonable. The service was outstanding. On your next trip to Owensboro make... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
Alcide P
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Loudon, Tennessee
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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Loudon, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

This restaurant has a great BBQ buffet. It also has an oustandin desert buffet. We went with a group of 30 people and we had our own room where we could socialize and eat great food. The cost of the buffets was very reasonable. The service was outstanding. On your next trip to Owensboro make this restaurant a delightful destination.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

My husband and I spent our anniversary in Owensboro and HAD to eat at Moonlight. I have to have the mutton every time we go because you just can't find it any better anywhere else. The sides are great as well as the desserts.

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Bowling Green, KY
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Absolutely delicious food! Need I say more? The restaurant could use some remodeling, but nevertheless, the food makes up for it! Our server was very nice and really took good care of us.

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Mississippi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Having heard about Moonlite for many years, I expected it to be good but probably not as good as its reputation. The reputation was well deserved. I often prefer to order from the menu and although theirs is extensive, I couldn't resist the buffet after seeing the big variety of food offered. All five in our party were very happy... More 

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Indian Rocks Beach
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

At least once per year I find myself in Owensboro and this is a must stop! There is a huge BBQ Buffet on one side of the room and deserts and salads on the other. The BBQ is out of this world. Delicious, cooked perfectly and the cost is low. Make as many trip as you want (or can). The... More 

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Owensboro, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

It's not the best BBQ in Owensboro, but offers the most with a huge selection of BBQ, salads, desserts and veggies. If visiting, it's a must do and where else can you have mutton?

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Red Hook, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Buffet style restaurant featuring BBQ. This is a must for first timers in Ownesboro, KY. Buffet selection is very large. Desert bar is very large and tasty....The food is good, not great.

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Hamilton, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We went for a late dinner and enjoyed s Really good buffet! I enjoyed all the meats and vegetables. The sweet tea was amazing also.

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Pontiac, IL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

If you like buffets, you will love this place! LOTS of choices in all areas, dessert, entrees, salads, etc. Could use a little redecorating but the food is good.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Owensboro is known for their Moonlite BBQ, and if you've never been there you have to make at least one trip. I've never ordered off their menu, I just always go straight for the buffet, which has an endless amount of desserts. Their food is pretty good, nothing too special, I would recommend going on a Thursday or Friday night... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2840 W Parrish Ave, Owensboro, KY 42301-3312
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Owensboro
  • Phone Number: (270) 684-8143

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Doing business, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 9:30 pm

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