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Big Dipper

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2820 W Parrish Ave, Owensboro, KY 42301-2689
+1 270-684-4806
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

We stopped here for lunch as the Tripadvisor reviews were good. The Burgers had good taste but the shakes were great! Service was fast for how crowded it was. Parking was a challenge. The drive thru was a full line the whole time as we ate in our van.

Thank tom k
Owensboro, Kentucky
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

You can always get a fresh, reasonably priced meal at the Dipper! They have seasonal chili that will warm you up. Their coke products are the best! Service is always fast and friendly.

Thank juliemann2016
Owensboro, Kentucky
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 31 December 2016

This is the best hamburger place in owensboro, right next to the moonlight barbecue. You will not find a better hamburger in the city. Always hot, always good, always fresh, we have been going to the dipper for over 50 years now, busiest little restaurant in town

Thank judith292016
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Small local owned dairy drive in with good burgers and shakes. Quick service. Drive-up window or walk-up. There are a few outside tables and parking spaces. Reminds me of places we frequented when I was a child.

Thank catblueblue
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Walk up or drive through its the old fashion hamburger joint feel. Few picnic tables outside otherwise take home are eat in car. Expect a little wait but worth it. Just like in the old days. Nice variety of foods. Just lay back and enjoy.

Thank Mark S
Owensboro, Kentucky
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

This is a very good place to eat whether your on lunch or want to stop and get something for the whole family.

Thank Christina B
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 October 2016

One of the better places to grab a quick bite in Owensboro . Its been around for nearly 50 years or so and isn't going anywhere soon. Excellent shakes and burgers. Fast service. Expect a line around lunch but the wait is never long at all. Bring cash because they don't accept card. Well worth the hassle though.

Thank alexhL212UW
Owensboro, Kentucky
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Good food always busy If you are in Owensboro for a time you must visit the Big Dipper you won't be sorry.

Thank Connie M
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

best burger, worth the wait. Make sure you get it "throughthe garden" get one of their shakes aswell

Thank peter e
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Yes,the drive through line is long. Yes, there is usually a wait. But, there's obviously a reason so many people are willing to wait that long. The food is phenomenal. Hands down the best burgers in town. Pair that with a caramel shake and you'll never look a drive in the same. Stop by an ATM first though, they only... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Fast food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2820 W Parrish Ave, Owensboro, KY 42301-2689
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Owensboro
  • Phone Number: +1 270-684-4806

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