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Colby's Deli

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401 Frederica St, Owensboro, KY 42301
+1 270-684-2495
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They always have freshly made specials and daily menu items. I love that you can get any sandwich as a wrap. The meatloaf is excellent, so is the chicken salad. Great place for a cozy sit down lunch.

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Thank Selena P
Owensboro, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Good food and great drinks. It is a bit loud but what do you expect in a very old historical building with high ceilings. The atmosphere is awesome but get close so you can hear. My favorite is the prime rib or the chicken with cheese and bbq sause. A great choice.

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Thank Preacher2760
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Had the filet with a baked potato and a cup of the "New Orleans" gumbo. The filet was not bad suggest to order it medium rare - the way a steak is supposed to be ordered. The gumbo is a hard pass. This was a poor excuse for gumbo. Being from Louisiana no gumbo should have scallops, small barely noticeable... More 

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Thank Mick751
Louisville, Kentucky
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016

Attractive restaurant downtown Owensboro. But the service was poor, had to flag down our waitress several times. We stopped here because we had read good reviews. The food was not good. How can you ruin natchos? Try this place and you'll see.

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Owensboro, Kentucky
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

Colby's Deli is within walking distance to my office. They usually have a lunch special along with their sandwiches, soup & salads. Everything is prepared fresh. In the morning you can grab a freshly made cinnamon roll or muffin with your cup of coffee. I like their homemade chips, too!

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Thank eachdayagift
Kentucky
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60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

Great spot l, good atmosphere, very friendly staff. Ate here for lunch during a soccer tournament. Probably one of the best fish sandwiches I've ever eaten. Perfect local spot

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Thank Jeremiah J
Owensboro, Kentucky
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2015

A fixture on the corner of Saint Ann and Third Streets for years. Excellent food. Excellent service. Right in the heart of the new downtown!

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Thank Kevin B
Newburgh, Indiana
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153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

Sandwiches are very good with a decent selection. Great place for lunch and dining area is nice and relaxing. Friendly counter staff. First time here....will visit more often.

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Thank Ballpark52
Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2014

Although we have lived in Owensboro well over a decade we just visited Colby's Deli for the first time in July. Sorry we did not discover it sooner. Perfect spot for a quick and tasty lunch. It is very casual, but very friendly. All the staff were very welcoming and attentive, even though it is place your order at the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

I dine here often. The service is wonderful. You are always greeted with a smile. Food quality is great. I highly recommend the French dip.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Delicatessen
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 Frederica St, Owensboro, KY 42301
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Owensboro
  • Phone Number: +1 270-684-2495

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