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Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn

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2840 W Parrish Ave., Owensboro, KY 42301
+1 270-684-8143
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“mutton” (162 reviews)
“pork” (50 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2840 W Parrish Ave., Owensboro, KY 42301
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Reviewed yesterday

There are 3 barbecue restaurants that I really like in Owensboro and Moonlite is one of the 3. They have a good buffet and excellent chopped mutton!

Thank Wayne B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! What a great visit! This is a piece of down home, Welcome to Kentucky goodness! This place of tradition and history welcomes you before you step through the door with the fresh smell from the BBQ pits with hickory smoke wafting through the parking...More

Thank dcetraveling
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If your are any where in the area you have to take the time to stop. Great service and even better buffet. The BBQ Mutton is very good as is the chopped Mutton. The Burgos soup is an excellent start for your meal and finish...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

05/05, After "The Derby", across I-64 to Santa Claus, IN.,S. on 231 to 60...2+ hours. Western Kentucky style BBQ... where Mutton is to be found along with Burgoo!!! * BBQ Mutton(1+- yr old/mature lamb) offered both "chipped/chopped" or sliced. -Get the SLICED(the other is "mush-y/...More

1  Thank john s
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very delicious buffet, including salad bar, soups, veggies, barbecue beef, pork, mutton, shrimp, and catfish. Large variety of delicious homemade pies and desserts included in buffet. I highly recommend it!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is just consistently, day in and out, really top notch. I think the menu and buffet are pretty much the same every day, but outstanding food, plenty of it, and fair priced. Doesn't get better than that. The best bbq, desserts, and overall...More

1  Thank AlreadyBeenThere
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been going to Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn for many years. Even though we no longer live in the area, we just had the opportunity while passing through Owensboro to eat there again. Nothing has changed in all these years and they continue to deliver...More

Thank Z7605BVsteved
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good variety on the lunch buffet. Hubby was full and pleased. I had a reg. pork sandwich and some Burgoo stew. Pretty good stuff. Every spoon full was heavy with meat. They have mutton, pork and beef. We will try again.

Thank Penny F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The mutton is fantastic, juicy, and flavorful--and it's one of the few places you can get the stuff! It's my favorite thing there. Depending on what day of the week you come, there are all kinds of good meats from fish to brisket, all done...More

1  Thank Laura M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had dinner there when in the area. Very popular BBQ and well known. BBQ was excellent. Would reccomend booking a table at peek times.

Thank Carbiggy50
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Buffet
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2840 W Parrish Ave., Owensboro, KY 42301
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Owensboro
  • Phone Number: +1 270-684-8143
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