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Famous Bistro

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$$$
American, European, Fusion, Gastropub
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102 West 2nd Street, Owensboro, KY 42303
+1 270-686-8202
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
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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Owensboro, Kentucky
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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!!!!

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Thank Becky N
Tennessee
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103 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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Thank OHWanderingProf
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Richmond, Virginia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arrived around 6 they found a table for us but all tables were taken by the time we left. The staff was wonderful, very knowledgeable. Food was very good,I had a salad hubby had the special of the day,lake trout well prepared.the best part was the vanilla bourbon creme brûlée,delicious.Nice selection of food.

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Thank Hannah1944
Jared B, General Manager at Famous Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much! We really appreciate you coming to dine with us!! Chef Jared More 

Lafayette, indiana
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had never been to this little place but I promise u we will be back the food was spectacular, service beyond stellar, and great location!

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Thank 60Kimmy125
Owensboro, Kentucky
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Each and every time we dine at Famous Bistro it's another wonderful experience. Located in downtown Owensboro, this gem never ceases to amaze my taste buds with their fine homemade food. If you're looking for something unique and tasty - pay a visit to this wonderful place.

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Thank John B
Jared B, General Manager at Famous Bistro, responded to this review

wow Thank you so much!! chef jared More 

Hilliard, Ohio
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

My work colleague and I arrived about 6 pm on a Wednesday evening. We did not have a reservation and the restaurant was expecting a lot of diners. There was a small counter with two stools looking into the kitchen, which we decided to try. It was one of the best decisions all night. Not only could we watch the... More 

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Thank Julie1102
Jared B, General Manager at Famous Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you guys so much for dining with us! We were so happy to treat you as family! chef jared More 

Findlay, Ohio
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Loved it! The salmon was well cooked and flavorful. Service was great. Nice atmosphere indoors and had some outdoor seating next to the sidewalk too. Would definitely come again.

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Thank EJSherbert
Jared B, General Manager at Famous Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much!! chef jared More 

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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

This was our first visit and both the food and the service was excellent. Our server Christina was friendly and helpful with her lunch suggestions. My husband ordered the Italiano sandwich and I ordered the salmon pita. Both were delicious. We will definitely go back.

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Thank Melissa S
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67 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

Visited with friends for a late lunch. Nice spot with a cafe atmosphere. Tried pizza and salads. Both were great. Particularly liked the Greek salad. Service was friendly and just right.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$32
Cuisine
American, European, Fusion, Gastropub
Meals
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
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102 West 2nd Street, Owensboro, KY 42303
  • 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?