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Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn

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2840 W Parrish Ave., Owensboro, KY 42301
+1 270-684-8143
09:00 - 21:00
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Sun 09:00 - 15:00
Mon - Thu 09:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 21:30
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very popular place with a large buffet. Heavy on the sugary sauce. Got the sampler -- meat was fine but not exceptional. Sauce was OK.

Thank Jabrd
Lexington, Kentucky
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband grew up in Owensboro and has been coming to Moonlite since he was a kid. I was introduced to Moonlite about 9 years and it has become a staple on our list every time we're in town visiting family. The food is always consistently good! We've never had a bad meal here!

Thank ankelly1227
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had the buffet on New Year's Eve to send 2016 out with a bang. Heaping helpings of perfect chopped mutton, mac and cheese, mashed potatoes, green beans, and cornbread. Even snuck a catfish fillet in. And some cherry cobbler with soft serve ice cream. Busy and bustling, but never had to wait. Service excellent and friendly. Love this place!

Thank foxsocks
Owensboro, Kentucky
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best barbecue buffet in Kentucky. The food is great, atmosphere is great, possibly one of the best dining experiences around. They are world renowned for their mutton, pork, burgoo, and the chicken and ribs are also excellent. If you come to owensboro, you must try this!

Thank judith292016
Scottsville, Kentucky
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pricey on weekends. However Monday thru Thursday a little cheaper. Thursday night is seafood and the catfish is great.

Thank bugjay
Kincaid Illinois
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was excellent as was the service. We had the buffet and everything was delicious. I would definitely recommend the Moonlight.

Thank Melbatoast1950
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have given this restaurant four different chances to win me over as a loyal customer and they have run out of chances. Every time I would go to this establishment the food would be dried out on the buffet and with hard crusty rolls...wait staff that was an attentive and extremely overpriced.

Thank Louceesmom
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45 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a bit expensive, but worth every penny. If you love barbecue, this place has almost everything, and you can eat as much as you want. If you're looking for atmosphere, this is not for you, but if you're hungry and enjoy barbecue even a little bit, don't miss it.

Thank Noah V
Owensboro, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 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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277 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

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

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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
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • 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?