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Moonlite Bar-B-Que Inn

2840 W Parrish Ave, Owensboro, KY 42301-3312
(270) 684-8143
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Ranked #11 of 128 Restaurants in Owensboro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert
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Richmond, Kentucky
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53 reviews 53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Good variety of BBQ'd meats! I'm addition to the traditional chicken, pork, and beef....they have mutton and turkey! They have a nice soup and salad bar too. Their desserts are tasty too! The buffet is taken down certain hours between lunch and dinner, so check for times. You can always order from the menu and they have a store on... More 

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Kentucky
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

I have not been impressed with Moonlite in the past, but we decided to give them a try again. It was even worse than we remembered. I just don't get how praised it is because we have always been disappointed and feel it is so overrated. There are other BBQ restaurants in town that are so much better! Our meal... More 

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Wilmore, Kentucky
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 NEW

After a hectic morning in Owensboro, I decided to eat here for lunch. The atmosphere was as if it was plucked from the Old South , and luckily for me that was exactly what the food on the lunch buffet tasted like. If you like feel good Southern comfort food, then come here!

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Annapolis, il
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I must admit I ate at the Moonlite and Old Hickory BBQ in the same day....ordered same sandwich so I could compare apples to apples. Moonlite smoked mutton was very tasty , the bun was toasted which to me is a plus. The mutton was very mild, almost no sheepy taste. Which to me was a minus but to some... More 

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Owensboro, Kentucky
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Moonlite has been an Owensboro favorite for many years and with very good reason... THEY ARE SUPREME! Their faces are always smiling and the food is beautifully home made.

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San Antonio, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is a hometown favorite!! Tonight it was exceptionally good!! I didn't have any bar-b-q but I did have catfish, that was delicious!!!! Of course there vegetables were good too!!! They always keep there buffet really stocked and fresh!!!

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Versailles, Kentucky
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

If you plan to go, plan more time than you normally do for a meal, you'll thank me for not being rushed. Excellent food from meats to veggies to soups to desserts. Smoked meat is always on the table, usually including chicken, ribs and mutton with different things like shrimp, catfish, etc.. on some nights. Veggies are southern cooking at... More 

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Goodlettsville, Tennessee
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150 reviews 150 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Came here with a group of singers and loved it; they come here every time that they travel through Owensboro. Really good bbq, with lots of sauce options, and several kinds of bbq meat. Plus, they have a buffet and it was big and great. Good desserts in the buffet as well. And, they have long tables for big groups.... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I doubt I could find anything negative to say. The food, all of it, is delicious and authentic Kentucky country cooking. Mutton, beef, pork, chicken, fish, ALL good. Cornbread, biscuits, with sorghum and ham....YUM! Desserts are fantastic. We always eat too much and then suffer through the long drive home but it's WORTH it! Buy some to take home, especially... More 

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Carneys Point, New Jersey
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169 reviews 169 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I tried both FAMED BBQ Joints in Kentucky. Moonlite BLOWS the other famous BBQ Joint away. I STRONGLY suggest getting the buffet, so you can sample all of the goods. Tender Mutton, Pork, Beef, and their World Famous Burgoo (Mutton Stew). Their Sweet Tea is perfect to go with this meal. Their Fried Chicken is the BEST I've ever had!... More 

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Additional Information about Moonlite Bar-B-Que Inn

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