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Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn

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2840 W Parrish Ave, Owensboro, KY 42301-2689
(270) 684-8143
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Pecatonica, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We wanted to try burgoo (lamb stew), and got a sample to go because we didn't want to have the big buffet. The third generation of family to own this actually asked if we wanted to see the pit and the place where they made burgoo. He gave us a quick tour and I thought that was amazing. Next time,... More 

Thank William M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had read about this restaurant in a guide book and decided it might be a good stop while we were in Owensboro. One of their specialities is mutton which is either sliced or shredded. Since I had never tried mutton, I decided to try the shredded offering and it was very tasty. You can order off the menu or... More 

Thank journalmytrips
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

All their recipes must have come from Granny! I'm still searching for something not to like. Don't know what it could be, Everything is always TOP DRAWER!!

Thank 153kennyr
Lexington, Kentucky
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a lot of hoopla over Moonlite, but I'm not sure why. This is the second time in two months I've eaten there (both while on business) and I have to say it was just SoSo. First time, pulled pork and this time the mutton. Nothing exciting about this BBQ, no smoke taste or special sauce yumminess. I'll stick... More 

Thank obergdan
Monticello, Kentucky
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For years I've heard of this place and everyone saying how good it is. Wow you all have never had good BBQ obviously cause this was the worst I've ever had. No smokey flavor and just bland. The other food choices like catfish were mediocre too. Desserts were good is only positive thing I can say.

Thank Denise S
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've had pulled pork, brisket, and mutton. Mutton is by far the best. Only side I really enjoyed was the green beans. Choices are apples, coleslaw, and mashed potatoes.

Thank Danielle R
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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

No other place in town can you get the southern cooking and BBQ that Moonlite offers. I'm not a big BBQ fan but my hubby loves it. I'm am perfectly satisfied with a veggie plate and never leave hungry. If you are dieting, I highly recommend you steer clear of this place, the desserts are sinful.

Thank Stephanie T
Owensboro, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Off the charts the best bbq place to eat at their buffet is the best it's cheaper to go during the day then in the evenings everyone that comes to Visits always wants to visit here it's just that good :)

Thank Christina B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place has all the food your doctor says that is bad for your health. I say you only live once, go and enjoy yourself. You won't be disappointed eating all the home cooking Moonlite has.

Thank April P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Moonlight Bar-B-Q Inn is a good place to load up on BBQ, home cooked vegetables , huge salad bar and outstanding desserts ( especially Banana Pudding). While not my favorite BBQ Mutton , there are many other tasty choices . Don't go unless you are hungry !

Thank Sallyman

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Buffet, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups
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 42301-2689
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Owensboro
  • Phone Number: (270) 684-8143

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