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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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Today
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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Dessert, Buffet, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 123
    Excellent
  • 73
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 13
    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
A Kentucky Tradition

We have been going to Moonlite since I was a child. If you visit Western Ky area this is a definite! This family owned BBQ restaurant is famous for it's buffet and desserts.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Teresa H
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Owensboro, Kentucky, United States
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Large groups
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Owensboro, Kentucky, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We have been going to Moonlite since I was a child. If you visit Western Ky area this is a definite! This family owned BBQ restaurant is famous for it's buffet and desserts.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The Bosley’s have turned food into an experience. Moonlight has been a "Go-To" place whenever anyone new visit's Owensboro. Moonlight's 'Buffet' is not for the faint at heart, there is something on the three buffet bars for everyone. Meats and veggies, salads and desserts galore get you started on your experience that Presidents have enjoyed. Some like to experience everything... More 

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Owensboro, Kentucky
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The food is certainly not bad but it's not great. Despite this, Moonlite has prospered and become a destination for many who come to Owensboro due to a great marketing job over the years. I personally like Old Hickory's BBQ better.

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26 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

The food was excellent and the service was good. They had chicken pork ribs and an assortment of vegetables. The restaurant was clean and very reasonable. I would highly recommend if you are looking for some southern BBQ.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I would recommend this place for its good food and nice atmosphere. You can feel the local life and must taste pork ribs, mutton and deserts - carrot cake is my favorite. Prices are very reasonable too.

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Hobart, Indiana
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198 reviews 198 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This is a gem over IN border! The buffet is pricey on a Friday night, approx. $19 adult, but well worth it ... bbq beef, brisket, mutton, pork, chicken, plus several salads, sides, burgoo soup, corn bread, many veggies and several delicious pies. Something for everyone and you won't go away hungry. Imagine busy at peak times. Pretty large, parking... More 

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Island, Kentucky
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

Moonlite is ok but as a local I prefer Old Hickory or even Ole South, they're cheaper and to me the food is better!

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Cleveland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

Had the buffet. The food was outstanding! Best tasting BBQ that I've had in a long time. The country ham and corn bread are amazing. Great job!!!!!!

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Bowling Green
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This place is all about selection. It is the tourist favorite in town, but not the local favorite. If you want the local favorite try Old Hickory. But the BBQ is good and the buffet is all you can eat which is why most go here.

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Bardstown, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

My husband and I visited Owensboro for the express purpose of eating bar-b-que so naturally we hit Moonlite. The buffet did not disappoint. It was lunch time but the sides were plentiful and tasted like grandma's cooking. The que consisted of beef, pork, and mutton. I got the pulled pork and it was delicious. My husband tried the beef and... 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: Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, 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?