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202 W 3rd St, Owensboro, KY 42303-4123
270 685 4239
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was recommended to use by the hotel stay where we were staying. Everything we had was wonderful. Good service and friendly staff. A must try in Owensboro!

Thank Brandi C
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Colby's has a delicious house chicken and salad. The service is always exceptional amd the owner is often checking on the tables.

Thank Mary H
Centertown, Kentucky
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the best place in town for quality dining. EVERYTHING on the menu is pure excellence. From the appetizers to the main course and desserts. I would feel like I wasn't giving 100% if I didn't take my wife here on special occasions. The staff are courteous and perform their duties flawlessly. Wait can be a little long but... More 

Thank 547russellk
Shelbyville, Kentucky
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Trip advisor did not lead us astray! The food was simply delicious and the service was fabulous. We had the nachos for an appetizer, which was quite cheesy but decadent. Both of our kids had the chicken tenders which were hand-breaded. The waffle fries were amazing. I had the Kentucky Burger which was one of the best cheeseburgers I have... More 

Thank TravelinMomma77
Owensboro, Kentucky
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is my wife's favorite restaurant in Owensboro. The prime rib is great, but I don't like paying the dinner price. I recommend buying the prime rib sandwich. It's much cheaper and it still comes with a rather large piece of prime rib! My only wish is that the bar carried a bigger selection of craft beer.

Thank Jacob_Kiper
Forest, oh
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice selections of appetizers, entrees, and desserts. Warm, friendly atmosphere, quick service. The side salads were amazing.

Thank Rebecca H
Owensboro, Kentucky
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Looking for a neat, quaint eatery where you can have a great lunch or dinner. Look no further than Colby's Restaurant in downtown Owensboro. I mean everything on the menu is excellent. Plus, it is locally owned.. in fact, Colby himself is always there overseeing, greeting guests and doing all he can do to make your visit a pleasant experience.... More 

Thank packerbackerKentucky
Owensboro, Kentucky
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We go every Monday night and have always had a great meal. The staff is very friendly and courteous.

Thank cthts10
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had lunch based on high ratings from trip advisor. The building is really attractive inside. Very large with a separate bar area. Worth the trip!!

Thank Laura w
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and grandson had dinner here. Great service, great food, good atmosphere. Thank you Kristen for the great service. I highly recommend the pork chops!!

Thank wayne s

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 202 W 3rd St, Owensboro, KY 42303-4123
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Owensboro
  • Phone Number: 270 685 4239

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