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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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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went to lunch buffet on a Saturday. Arrived at 11 am and was readily seated. Heard many great things about this place from friend who was from Owensboro. Took road trip from Michigan and it was worth the trip!!! Four great meats on the buffet along with mashed potatoes, green beans, corn bread, etc. 3 great desserts were included, all... More 

Thank Thomas W
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

There are some great barbecue places across America but if you just had to go to one I would make it this one .......every type of barbecue you can imagine and all fantastic ..... they even had oysters… but there is one that is unique to the region that's the mutton.... out of this world!

1 Thank Ernie M
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59 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This place has a great variety of meat and desserts. There is a good variety on the salad bar as well as a few options for hot veggies too. The bbq is great in that you have the option of chopped/sliced and wet/dry on each meat selection. Delicious option for endless meal variations.

Thank professionalfatty
Rochester, New York
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110 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ive had bbq in many different states in the USA and other countries as well, but Moonlite is absolutely one of the best. If you find yourself anywhere near them, do yourself a fsvor and go eat there. They also ship their products, if you arent close enough to visit in person.

Thank Jon S
Lexington, KY
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63 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good barbecue, Western Kentucky style of course. Moonlite offers both a menu and a large buffet, at least at dinner, with a wide selection of meats including the expected pork, beef and chicken but also turkey and mutton. There's a nice selection of sides and salad bar - the cole slaw and corn muffins were especially good. This is... More 

1 Thank KYJman
Owensboro, Kentucky
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The buffet is full of delicious veggies, as well as a variety of meats. The dessert bar is just as awesome. You may order from the menu...but you shouldn't! Best place around to eat some country fixed vegetables and barbecue...and pecan pie.

Thank Dale H
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic BBQ! Reasonable prices..great buffet selection!! We go usually 4-5 a month and it's always good...

Thank Tena K
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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198 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Eat here when ever in Owensboro, the buffet is one of the best, all the food is like eating at home. A great variety of BBQ can be sampled, but the mutton is their signature BBQ. Their Very Hot, Hot Sauce is really good.

1 Thank Shipbird1969
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There were plenty of options for what you wanted. BBQ, meat, chicken, fish, oysters and shrimp. I tried a little of it all. The vegetables were seasoned just right and the desserts were very good. Some people feel like it is pricey but I don't know where you can get a chance to sample all of these different items at... More 

Thank gregoryc289
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very pricey, was good food a d you get buffet. But for just two you are looking around always 50 bucks.

Thank Jenrob1972

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