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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 - 3:00 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: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Buffet, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 133
    Excellent
  • 76
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Buffet

I think I had Mutton. It was soooo very good and tender. The ribs were delicious and lots and lots of sides. Everything tasted home made and not packaged. Full pies were ready for you to take a piece.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
didikae
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Louisville, Kentucky
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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English first
Shelbyville, Kentucky
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

My husband had this food before through a catering event. He really enjoyed the food and that experience. However, the restaurant is extremely large and crowded. The buffet was very small and cramped for the amount of people they had in this restaurant. The plates were very small. The restaurant was dirty and the food was extremely greasy. We will... More 

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Carbondale, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I've heard great things about Moonlite and decided to check it out. Our waitress, Kathy, took our drink orders and I asked about the buffet. Her reply was it has everything on the menu. I ordered the buffet but told her my husband would need some time to look at the menu because he was in the restroom. She never... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I think I had Mutton. It was soooo very good and tender. The ribs were delicious and lots and lots of sides. Everything tasted home made and not packaged. Full pies were ready for you to take a piece.

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Paducah, Kentucky
Top Contributor
124 reviews 124 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Was here many years ago with extended family to enjoy their evening buffet which was very good at the time. After hearing some friends complimenting the place recently, I made it a point to stop in for lunch while traveling through town. I didn't need a big lunch so I skipped the luncheon buffet and ordered a simple BBQ pork... More 

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Freeport IL
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We were there for a family wedding. Moonlite served at the bride's home the rehearsal dinner. The food was awesome. They also catered the wedding reception and I must say this was the best food I have ever had. Everything was tasty - appetizers, salads, sides and sliced beef. The BBQ is excellent. If I am ever back there again... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I personally enjoyed the Moonlite, but I admit I have some nostalgia from some past history. I took my family there for the first time in June, and they thought it was just OK. Reasonable price, though.

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Poor quality of food both from the menu and all you can eat bar. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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Owensboro
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46 reviews 46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This is a very established locally owned business with internationally known BBQ.,,the buffet is amazing. Don't miss the banana pudding.,take out, catering, and dine in is also available. Rustic decor,very clean, and lots of seating. It's not cheap, but well worth the money.

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Noblesville, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This place is a smorgasbord of goodness. I highly recommend the all you can eat buffet. The salad bar offers fresh greens, veggies and soups. Make your way over to the main course line and you'll find a variety of hot sides to choose from. Green Beans, sweet corn, okra, mashed potatoes just to name a few. These are the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

My son and I were in Owensboro last weekend for OMGcon and I suggested we eat here one night. It was Friday night, which seems to be the best choice for the buffet, so we had to do that. On one hand, he is a big boy, and I don't think he got his money's worth, "I don't want to... 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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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: Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
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?