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Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn

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2840 W Parrish Ave, Owensboro, KY 42301-2689
(270) 684-8143
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9:00 am - 9:30 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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Owensboro, Kentucky
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Their food on the buffet is usually covered by a light film because no one bothers to stir it up. Their chopped mutton and pork is very dry and brittle. Your servers can't always tell the difference between mutton and pork. Often giving you the wrong order.

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Thank Earlene S
Madisonville, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Moonlight Bar b que has the best Mutton! They have a wide variety of meats and vegetables. The salad bar is loaded with just what you need. It is easy to find and has plenty of parking. They can accommodate large groups too!

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Thank suretoreturn
Adairsville, Georgia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

By far the best BBQ I've ever put in my mouth. The ribs feel off the bone and the pulled pork was delicious. To make matters worse, for my diet, the sides were probably better than the BBQ. You will not be disappointed.

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Thank John L
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

On our lunchtime visit, all buffet meats were tender and moist. Mutton was an interesting highlight; beef and pork also good. Reasons for four stars: mutton, greens, fresh hot cornbread, creamed corn, cinnamon apples, delicious banana pudding with meringue, time capsule atmosphere, friendly staff, tons of good food for $11.50. Reasons I didn't give five: only one BBQ sauce, which... More 

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Thank ILoveNationalParks
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

perfect sides make the buffett. Meat is very good, but the rest of the sides make this a must go if you ar ein the area.

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Thank peter e
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed the atmosphere dinner buffet was good even with picky eaters I enjoyed the cod and the ribs were good Avery nice salad bar as well.

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Thank Adam G
Louisville, Kentucky
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107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When we pulled into the parking lot it seemed full but when we went inside we were seated right away.We had the buffet $11.25 per person but beverages are extra. The BBQ chicken was my favorite along with the homemade cornbread, okra tomato onion casserole, green beans and mac and cheese and that was just my first plate! There are... More 

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Thank Cheri W
Springfield, Missouri
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213 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have enjoyed Moonlite for over three decades, and it's never let me down. Great barbecue, and you can try many different entrees on their buffet, not to mention incredible desserts. Even the sides are southern classics. Ask for plenty of napkins!

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Thank Dave11974
Uniontown, Ohio
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is something for everyone at this place. The best part is that everything was so yummy! This is a definite repeat!

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Thank Alan B
Lexington, Kentucky
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My dad's family live in Owensboro and since I was a kid, this has been our favorite restaurant and always a real treat for us when in town. We also take some burgoo and mutton home. Their food is amazing, right down to the amazing corn muffins and banana pudding. Pies ate out of this world and the bbq, melt... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
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, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
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?