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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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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The epitome of local restaurant turned famous tourists stop, but still great food. The best at local Owensboro dishes called Burgoo and Mutton, both are so delicious. A must have if you are eating here. Great, friendly, fast service. Plenty of free close parking. Bring a cooler you will want to order some food from their to go counter. I... More 

Thank Travelgal622
Gulfport, Mississippi
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66 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was raised in Owensboro and have been eating mutton since age 5 so whenever we get home we must go to Moonlite. My wife is a Louisvillian and has no palate for good mutton but raves about the banana pudding.

Thank presdav
Nicholasville, Kentucky
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We recently had a death in the family and we everyone got together from out of town we realized no one had made arrangements for a dinner after the service-we contact Moonlite on short notice and the handled everything for us (70 people) got the food delivered and it was very good. Thank you so much for all your help

Thank Eruma T
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Moon lite BBQ has always been a family favorite. Can't imagine anyone not enjoying this gem. Have always been very pleased when eating at Moonlite BBQ.

Thank Joshua B
greenville, ky
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful fun. Fantastic pork, mutton, chicken, vegetables and homemade desserts. No way to go wrong here unless you get totally miserable making a pig of yourself. Not to be missed! Nice salad bar including crushed peanut covered bananas

Thank Cleo R
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've always lived in Ky. I never realized there was such a good Barbque restaurant within 80 miles of where I live! Love Barbque one of my favorite foods! One of the many things I love about Moonlight Barbque is they serve what I call comfort food! We always order the buffet you can't go wrong. They have a wide... More 

Thank D9559FDalices
Kevil, Kentucky
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of the best meals I have ever had, and my husband and our 7-yera-old son felt the same. We were there for the Sunday brunch buffet, which included eggs, bacon, smoked sausage, biscuits, gravy, hashbrowns and doughnuts as well as lunchtime favorites of brisket, ribs, chicken, mutton, mac and cheese, baked apples, green beans, baked beans, corn,... More 

Thank rontu78
Owensboro, Kentucky
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93 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was surprised how busy this place was for a mid-week lunch. Then I discovered that many of the people came for carry-out. In the dining room it appeared that everyone ordered the Buffett although.a menu was offered as well. There was plenty to eat and items on the buffet are labeled. There was both a salad buffet as well... More 

Thank Jeanne W
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most of the time when I am in town I like to swing by here on the way home for some BBQ to go. They have a carry out counter on the other side of the cash register area dedicated to carry out orders and there is even special parking for those customers next to the entrance. This is also... More 

Thank KCabbage
Nashville, Tennessee
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to Moonlite for Sunday brunch...and ate too much! While there was bacon and eggs on the buffet, I don't know if there was any other distinction between the Sunday brunch and the regular lunch buffet. The BBQ meats were good, as were the sides. I sampled a couple desserts, but by then was already so full that I couldn't... 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, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Buffet
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?