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Bill's Restaurant

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420 Frederica St, Owensboro, KY 42301-3011
+1 270-852-8120
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Tue 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thu 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Clementon, New Jersey
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wait staff was super nice and efficient. Nice basic layout. Good looking menu that changes regularly. Salad was very good and bluefin app was very good. I ordered the deep fried oysters. They should be fresh and right out of the fryer with some crisp to them. They were soggy. Booo. And the string beans were shriveled and old/dry. My... More 

Thank HamilTravel8
Evansville, IN
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Twice we've enjoyed this marvelous place. The service is unbelievably good - our salad forks were replaced after using them for hors d'oevres yay!! Bill's sense of how to cook seafood blows us away. Maine diver scallops - incredible. Halibut Marseilles - unbelievable. There is not enough good to say about this wonderful little place. And the fact that they... More 

Thank ochloe
Owensboro, Kentucky
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

We have dined here on several occasions and always a fantastic experience. The food is uniquely prepared and delicious. If in Owensboro you must dine here at least one time. Be sure and call 24 hours in advance to reserve your table. It is that amazing.

Thank connien515
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful selection of fresh fish. I had the turbot from the North Atlantic breaded and pan fried delish. Nice wine and beer selection as well, a little pricy but the food quality was well worth the $.

Thank Danielle R
Olney, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I decided to try Bill's for lunch after coming to Owensboro to visit with our daughter. I had a wonderful bacon/egg salad sandwich with a side salad, while my husband had an Italian meat and cheese sandwich with fries. Both were very good and fresh. Service was good. We asked about reservations (it is a small restaurant)... More 

1 Thank RetiredTeachers2_10
Owensboro, Kentucky
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

Intriguing beginning, which tasted even better than it looked on the plate. Speck (smoked porchetta, who knew?), topped with fresh figs (flavored with lemon zest and a bit of sugar), surrounded by goat cheese, and toast points. Our main was Mako shark, very moist and meaty. This was served on fried green tomatoes, crowder peas cooked with onion slices (and... More 

1 Thank rlcmdc
Swansea, Illinois
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506 reviews
344 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

I'm still not quite sure how Owensboro KY ended up with a place like Bill's. No offense to Owensboro or Bill (yes there is a Bill) but this was not what I expected to find. The menu is heavy on seafood, but offers a little for everyone. Daily menus based on what they can get locally and fresh. Everything is... More 

2 Thank David F
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

Last Saturday we had the fried oysters as an appetizer and they were perfect. My wife ordered the Snapper Ponchartrain and I ordered the Kentucky Lake Carp. The snapper was a bit too spicy for my wife so I swapped my carp for her snapper. We were both so surprised and impressed with the carp. Please keep serving local fish;... More 

1 Thank Randy V
Owensboro, United States
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

A nice clean and quaint place for a great dinner date, highly recommend if your looking for a place to just have a quiet personal dinner to get re-acquainted or just smooz, this is the place.

1 Thank Richard S
Evansville, Indiana
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64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

I have only been there one time but it was an inspiring meal. Entrees include a modestly (just right) sized salad, a starch and a vegetable as well as protein. My deep-fried oysters were the best I have had anywhere, even on the Gulf. They were very large, succulent, juicy and just outstanding. The breading was very good and they... More 

1 Thank Anne P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 420 Frederica St, Owensboro, KY 42301-3011
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Owensboro
  • Phone Number: +1 270-852-8120

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