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Famous Bistro

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102 W 2nd St, Owensboro, KY 42303-4111
+1 270-686-8202
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Try the cheese steaks, they're multiple different ones and they're all great. Also the eggplant moussaka is really good. The array of menu selections at this place is really incredible. Although the the prices go up substantially at night for dinner. It's small charming atmosphere is worth the extra couple bucks to support a local non chain restaurant.

Thank Mick751
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Bistro is a great, consistent presence in downtown Owensboro. Originally more heavy on Greek influences, it seems to have notched that back. The menu for lunch is heavy on sandwiches (including grinders and gyros) and pizza, but offers some salads, excellent soups and a few Greek dishes. There is a good amount on the menu, but they are starting... More 

Thank livefun
Charleston, South Carolina
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the ribeye special. The cut of meat from Black Hawk along with the amazing job the chef did in preparing produced a steak that just melted in your mouth. All the food coming out of the kitchen looked delicious. The chef gave me a taste of the 14 hour marinated pork chop in a peppercorn gravy. It was the... More 

Thank rcpowel2
Radcliff, Kentucky
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I wish I could give this place a 4.5. The service was excellent. The food quality was well above average so why not a 5? Some of the food items were not to my personal liking. I will gladly return to sample other parts of the menu.

Thank Joseph S
Madisonville, Kentucky
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44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our favorite place to eat in Owensboro. We had the Spanakopita appetizer with Tzatziki sauce, Greek salad (my husband had the Caesar salad), for dinner, I had the chicken Marsala (pictured), my husband had the braised pork chop with garlic mashed potatoes and broccolini. For dessert, Baklava of course! And a brownie with cinnamon gelato for my husband. (Both pictured).... More 

Thank Jeanne6972
Henderson, Kentucky
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went on a Monday at around 3:00 and for a while was the only customer but the waiter told me that later it would be busier as Monday evenings are usually one of their busiest nights. Their beer selection is extensive. I ordered the Greek Pizza and it was good, the tzatziki sauce that came with it was wonderful.... More 

Thank CathiB50
Owensboro, Kentucky
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is delicious Greek cuisine that you can't get just anywhere. Wonderful service in a cozy, eclectic environment. Love it!

Thank Gale J
Owensboro, Kentucky
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

Local Gem💎 We have always loved this place!!! Best homemade chicken soup and specials . Nice location downtown, quaint personal service . Shout out to Christine for taking care of us!!!!

Thank Becky N
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121 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

We were passing through Owensboro and looking for a local, non-corporate-chain lunch stop in the downtown area. I can't imagine making a better choice! Not only was the food outstanding but also was the service. I loved that our server offered a sample of the mushroom soup (made with paprika and dill) because we both ordered it. Also, they make... More 

Thank OHWanderingProf
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

The food is some of the best I've ever had - everything is homemade family recipes the chef and soux chef are amazingly talented plus everything is beautiful the portions are big and beautiful - and everything tastes phenomenal - so pleased I got the chance to eat here! On top of all that the staff are amazing - I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, European, Fusion, Gastropub, Mediterranean
Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102 W 2nd St, Owensboro, KY 42303-4111
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Owensboro
  • Phone Number: +1 270-686-8202

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?