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Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn

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2840 W Parrish Ave, Owensboro, KY 42301-2689
+1 270-684-8143
09:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 09:00 - 15:00
Mon - Thu 09:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 21:30
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Owensboro, Kentucky
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104 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Be sure to get the buffet! I feel sorry for people ordering off the menu once they see the selection at the buffet. Food is excellent and the service is always good. Deserts excellent also.

Thank Catfish85U
Englewood, Florida
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328 reviews
276 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

had lunch buffet what a great meal corn was the best pork was great corn bread muffins were to die for food is kept fresch one of the best meals i have had in a very long time

Thank bigguy11
Fort Myers, Florida
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Order off the menu or just get the best BBQ buffet you have seen! Everything from pork to ribs to beef to mutton. All the sides you could want and a salad and dessert bar too! There is no way you will go away hungry!

Thank Elcid81
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are here on a Monday night and got right in. Our waitress was very friendly and handled our large group with no problem. We all got the salad bar and it basically had everything on the menu on it. I was stuffed by the time we left. For $15.00 the salad bar was well worth it!! My pork BBQ... More 

Thank Irishstud
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Moonlite has the best buffet in town. Lot of choices. Desserts choices of pies and cakes on the night buffet are very good. If you go for the buffet at lunch there will not be many choices of dessert, usually fruit cobbler. It is a bit pricy at night and on the weekends.

Thank catblueblue
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a Monday for "kids eat free". It was a big hit for the whole family. Lots of choices on the buffet and also less expensive sandwiches for those that don't want the buffet temptation.

Thank Bethany_webb
Lexington Ky
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81 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Traveled to Owensboro for an event and felt like we needed to try this out. Apparently lots of people come to do the trough feeding (buffet). Must be quantity vs quality. We ordered off the menu and had chopped pork. The sides were no better than what you buy from the grocery deli. The pork was mushy. It came with... More 

Thank lexingtongal
Wamego, Kansas
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102 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The largest Bar B-Q in Kentucky. You name it it was on the buffett. Experience southern dishes at it's best. Clean and service was good.

Thank phototaker872
Nashville, Tennessee
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I haven't visited Old Hickory yet, but enjoyed my trip to Moonlite. The waitress was very friendly, kept the sweet tea glass full, and kept the plates cleared off the table. I filled up on a lot of the sides before I could get to sample all of the meats, but I enjoyed all of them and the chopped mutton.... More 

Thank Foodie240
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is packed with locals, which is always a good indication about the quality of the restaurant's cuisine. You can have more than 3 types of BBQ, so you can take your choice of mutton, beef or pork. Do not forget to try their chocolate pie. I usually do not have desert, but this delicious pie is definitely a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Buffet
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2840 W Parrish Ave, Owensboro, KY 42301-2689
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Owensboro
  • Phone Number: +1 270-684-8143

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