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Famous Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, European, Fusion, Gastropub
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102 West 2nd Street, Owensboro, KY 42303
+1 270-686-8202
11:00 am - 11:00 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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Owensboro, Kentucky
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126 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had lunch here for the very first time. Reuben sandwich for me, club for my wife. Great portion, bread was excellent. We each shared half and half and enjoyed both. Service was fantastic and spot on.

Thank 2010RAV
Lexington, Kentucky
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I visited Owensboro on business for a few days and tried this place based on the reviews. I sat at the bar or whatever you want to call it, facing directly in the kitchen which was a mistake. No one really came by after the order and seemed to want every one in and out of there to get new... More 

3 Thank John J
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9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017 via mobile

I've only ever had the Gyro here but it's one of the best I've had! In the summer, they have great sidewalk seating with shade and the service is impeccable. The price for lunch per person is typically around the $10 range. This place is always busy and seems to be a very popular destination downtown.

Thank Matthew K
Owensboro, Kentucky
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

My wife and I ate here on a weeknight (I think a Thursday) for a "date night". The restaurant is fairly small with about 15-20 tables or so, so it's cozy. The food was fantastic. Big portions and terrific flavor. I had the veal parmesan and it was wonderful. We ate early on a weeknight so there were only a... More 

Thank nburke81
Owensboro, Kentucky
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

Had dinner with some friends this past weekend and the food nd service was excellent. Food was fresh and served hot! Portions were huge, took some home with me. Thanks again to the great staff for a wonderful experience.

Thank John B
Owensboro, Kentucky
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370 reviews
301 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

The food is fabulous. The portions are huge. The tomato pesto pasta was delicious. The place is tiny, but they also have outdoor seating. You can't go wrong here.

Thank BudNLily
Proctorville, Ohio
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

Famous Bistro dining experience was definitely fabulous. Ate with group of friends. We had a variety of appetizers, entrees, and desserts. Everything was "lick your plate delicious" and top quality, as well as locally sourced when possible. I had Chicken Marsala and it was wonderful. Our server, Christina, could not have been more attentive, knowledgeable, and personable. Beautiful presentations! Portions... More 

Thank Grandmasara6
Richmond, Virginia
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158 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

My moussaka like entree was served in a small ramekin - think French onion soup. But too dry. Flavors muddled. Spanikopita appetizer decent. Wine night brings cost of bottles down to OK, although featured white was a little foxy. I did like the salad.

Thank Brad F
Owensboro, Kentucky
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

This is the place to get a special soup and sandwich. Not ordinary food; extra special food. Great service and atmosphere.

Thank Shawna T
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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Always amazing menu selections. If you are tired of the same ol thing for lunch, try Famous Bistro. Soups, salads, sandwiches... my favorite is the spanakopita!😋

Thank Stephanie T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, European, Fusion, Gastropub
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, Special occasions, Romantic
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 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?