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Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn

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2840 W Parrish Ave., Owensboro, KY 42301
(270) 684-8143
9:00 am - 3:00 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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Berea, Kentucky
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56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is a little pricy but not horribly high. The mutton is amazing. It's the only meat I get nowadays. I used to get the other meats but I thought they tasted basically like any other barbecue joint. I rarely see mutton at other bbq spots and I'm a huge fan of it so I do stop by Moonlite... More 

Thank mommypennylane
Elizabethtown, Kentucky
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71 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Just ate here for lunch and had the buffet. Everything was delicious; ribs, mutton, pulled pork, brisket, to the macaroni and cheese. It was my first visit there and will not be my last. I live over an hour away and it's well worth the wait. The service was outstanding as well. I can't say enough good things about this... More 

Thank Sailor-man74
Franklin, Tennessee
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food! Great price! Great selection!! We had approximately 40 for dinner. The buffet had more food than we could handle. I still feel like I missed out on trying all that I wanted to. Perfect place for a group or family. Loved it. Looking forward to coming back.

Thank Jana H
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Moonlit BBQ was THE place to eat in Owensboro, I was told prior to making my first visit to this NW Kentucky city. There were a lot of cars in parking lot and it's a big place, so I didn't expect to be disappointed. Unfortunately, I was. I came with a big group (20 people) a half-hour before closing so... More 

Thank ericm66
Centertown, Kentucky
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can't say enough about how great this place is. Their burgoo is world famous and the slow smoked meats are out of this world. Everyone needs to experience their buffet. Loaded with fresh meat and sides. Including mutton, pork, ribs, chicken, beef, burgoo and catfish. Also green beans, sweet corn, BBQ beans, mac & cheese, potatoes(2or3ways), fried green tomatoes... More 

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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There should be several reviews for this restaurant as it is a prominent attraction for Owensboro, Ky. If you like Bbq and are traveling through Owensboro you owe it to yourself to eat here at least once, then again and again. Excellent selection of home cooked favorites, especially the cornbread and desserts not to mention the incredible Bbq choices.

Thank Spcroach
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

i have been here several times in the last 20 years. The food is always consistently good and the service is great. Order off of the menu or get the buffet to try new things.

Thank careyTennessee
Philpot, Kentucky
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Moonlight is the place to be if you want a piece of coconut pie. They have the absolute best. I have taken my mother there and we can sit down together and ask for a mutton sandwich with no fat, and that is exactly what we get, Then top it off with a piece of coconut pie, ... can't be... More 

Thank Agnes M
Falls of Rough, Kentucky
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not much to say, it is always the best BBQ in Kentucky, maybe the best anywhere. Service 110% , food 110%, value 110%

Thank 2016RG
Baton Rouge, LA, United States
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Family members reserved tables for 14 people. All chose to eat at buffet. Food was very average and for a the restaurant known for their famous BBQ the offerings at the buffet were the cheaper mushed up pork and beef. Not their regular ribs or mutton ham which I expected to see. The deserts were very plain and pies did... More 

Thank Robert G

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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Buffet
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, 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
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Owensboro
  • Phone Number: (270) 684-8143

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?