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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 #8 of 127 restaurants in Owensboro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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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Louisville, Kentucky
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

You had better be hungry.. the BBQ is great as usual, but the side dishes are awesome!! And real cornbread!! then comes the desserts which were delicious. The cherry cobbler is always a winner as well as the banana pudding. This is a good place to eat when visiting Owensboro.

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Chicago, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

this was my grandmother's favorite place on earth. and everything about this place reminds me of her. excellent food quality, especially for a buffet restaurant! as a chef whose specialty is southern cuisine, i typically judge barbecue restaurants on their sides: greens, cornbread and mac & cheese. everything i tasted was delicious!!! even the cherry cobbler was delicious. but the... More

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Calvert City, Kentucky
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Owensboro is one of the best BBQ cities in the US and most assuredly the home of the best mutton and burgoo. Burgoo is a wonderful mutton stew. Their BBQ buffet is unbelievable,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

I cannot avoid this when visiting my parents. Banana peanut butter and dressing salad is just like Mom's. Sound bad ? Taste again!!!

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Elizabethtown, Kentucky
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Moonlite Bar-B-Que is a must for anyone visiting Owensboro, Kentucky. I'm not a big fan of buffets but Moonlite's is great. The only problem is you will eat to much and pay for it the rest of the day. The Mutton is my favorite but it's all good. The building it's self is on the older side but the food... More

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New Harmony, Indiana
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64 reviews 64 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We had been here years ago and decided to try it again. We were not disappointed!! The Buffett opened at 11 am. We were there early and were one of the first ones to dip into the freshly made food. It was awesome! I had never had barbecued mutton, and found it to be very tasty as was the pork... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This was my second trip and I was disappointed again. I had the BBQ pork and the BBQ brisket. I have had indigestion all day since. I am really surprised food network have this place a good review. I won't be back.

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Young Harris, Georgia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We wanted to go to Moonlite to try out the mutton bbq. Then we were told about the buffet. Oh. My. Goodness. What a spread! Great salad bar! There is burgoo (a Ky stew) for the soup option. Now, to the sides - corn, broccoli casserole & the mac&cheese! There is so much more! Then the bbq! Mutton! Sliced or... More

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Jerseyville, Illinois
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

My husband loves BBQ and while traveling through Kentucky we knew we had to take a detour to stop in this famous restaurant. We just missed their famous buffet by a half an hour, but they had plenty of menu options. My husband had their famous mutton which was really good! I had the pulled pork, which was ok, but... More

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A buffet that never ends- filled with barbecue, country vegetables, cornbread, and great desserts. You can enjoy off the menu for lighter meals - but every time we visit Owensboro the Moonlite is a must visit. The kids love the vegetables. We also enjoy the local burgoo - a tasty local stew!

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