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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 - 9:00 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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Buffet, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 137
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    Very good
  • 39
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  • 16
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice place. Authentically southern

The buffet is huge, varied, and plentiful. The service is laid back but very friendly. Everything tasted really good. They were very accommodating to our children .

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
Paula J
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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Indiana
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Buffet style eating that has great bbq beef, mutton, brisket, etc. the bbq is why you go, but there side dishes are as good a Southern cooking as you will find anywhere. Green beans, macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes, etc. Good salad bar and an extensive dessert bar as well. You won't be able to sample everything in one trip.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Was recommended this place as world famous BBQ, a place where President Clinton ate while visiting. It was dried out, disappointing and way overrated. Ate at three other places while visiting this great community. This one was the worst and would not recommend at all!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The buffet is huge, varied, and plentiful. The service is laid back but very friendly. Everything tasted really good. They were very accommodating to our children .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Delicious buffet, friendly employees!!! Would definitely recommend eating here if you get a chance! They have the new barbecue in Owensboro!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Excellent place for carry out or to go... The buffet while costly is very excellent with home cooked style food. Great for a business meeting or to stop off on a road trip.

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Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Not sure what the people who rave about this place are talking about... People say to get the buffet, but just about the only good thing was the cornbread "muffins"... The mutton was dry, the brisket was practically inedible, the pork ribs were drowned in sauce to hide their leathery texture. Other sides were unimpressive. Would not go back!

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Henderson, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Moonlight is a must visit if you pass through Owensboro. The buffet is filled with great vegetables and BBQ. In my opinion their vegetables are the real star, although the mutton and country ham are excellent as well. There is also a great salad bar and lots of desert options. Cobblers and ice cream are available all the time, and... More 

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Owensboro, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

We went a couple times and something's were good. But most of the barbecue items all tasted the same. Better barbecue in Florida at Shivers

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

If you're tired of all the restaurants serving pre-prepared ribs and so called Southern Home Cooking try Moonlite. This restaurant has been in business for over 40 years serving the best Southern style home cooking anywhere. Moonlite offers table service or an outstanding Buffet at just $15 that offers unlimited servings of BBQ pulled pork shrimp corn bread cat fish... More 

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Owensboro
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

If u are a visitor to our fine town this restaurant is a must go.good salad bar,large selection of meats and sides.has always been consistently good food. If you go early (before 4pm) it is cheaper.

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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: Local cuisine, Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions, 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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