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Famous Bistro

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$$$
American, European, Fusion, Gastropub, Pub
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102 West 2nd Street, Owensboro, KY 42303
+1 270-686-8202
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent Restaurant

I visit Owensboro once a year and I'm glad my family invited me to dine at Famous Bistro in the downtown area. The food was excellent. It was a bit noisy but our large group sat at the big round table in the front and could hear everyone's conversation. I recommend the Chicken Marsala!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Don H
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New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visit Owensboro once a year and I'm glad my family invited me to dine at Famous Bistro in the downtown area. The food was excellent. It was a bit noisy but our large group sat at the big round table in the front and could hear everyone's conversation. I recommend the Chicken Marsala!

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Thank Don H
Owensboro, Kentucky
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94 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Atmosphere is inviting, staff is energetic and helpful, and there is a wide selection of dishes. There is no other place in Owensboro like the Bistro. Regardless if you are in the mood for Italian, Mediterranean, or more American cuisine, the Bistro will have something to satisfy your craving. This restaurant is conveniently located downtown, which is within a comfortable... More 

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Thank Aleisha J
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

Went here for a night out with my husband. I was not impressed with the food and it was very pricey. Might be better for lunch if prices are less.

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Thank Traci M
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

The food was excellent and I very much want to eat here again. I had the meatball pasta and it was superb. The kitchen was a little slow, but no where near as bad as Lure. I hope that the Bistro's kitchen speed has improved in the 13 months since I ate there.

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Thank Shawn B
Tell City, Indiana
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015 via mobile

Had been wanting to eat here for some time after hearing good things from friends...unfortunately our experience was not good. Not sure why it was so bad, but the service and food was below par..in golf that's good, but not good when rating a restaurant. The absolute worst Caesar salad I have ever eaten. Salmon was good. The beers were... More 

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Thank DScotS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

Nice place to stop get a beer and a appetizer. Good food, friendly ppl & atmosphere! Will be back one nice night for dinner. I really liked the menu.

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Thank Heather W
Oxnard, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

A coworker and I dines at the Famous Bistro. I had the chimmichurri chicken with the black forbidden rice and brussel sprouts. So good, so flavorful. I plan on visiting again in November.

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Thank Jones K
Lexington, Kentucky
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

I had lunch and dinner at Famous Bistro during my four day stay in Owensboro this week. The service on both occasions was appropriate. Servers were attentive without being intrusive. The Spanakopita at lunch was fantastic. One of the best I've had. It would be nice if they had a less expensive side salad, but the Caesar salad was good.... More 

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Thank Rich O
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015 via mobile

On a business trip to Owensboro I stopped for a lunch at Famous Bistro. I enjoyed the atmosphere and very friendly, attentive service. I had a Wedge Salad with Honey Strawberry Vinaigrette dressing. Outstanding. I highly recommend.

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Thank Elutzjr
Mount Pleasant, Iowa
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

We used to live in Owensboro and the best place in town to eat, bu far, was the Famous Bistro. The atmosphere is friendly and warm and the food is top-of-the-line.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 102 West 2nd Street, Owensboro, KY 42303
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Owensboro
  • Phone Number: +1 270-686-8202

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 32
  • Cuisine: American, European, Fusion, Gastropub, Pub
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?