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Big Dipper

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2820 W Parrish Ave, Owensboro, KY 42301-2689
+1 270-684-4806
09:00 - 22:00
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Owensboro, Kentucky
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
4 of 5 bubbles 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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank C8647BAamandak
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

This place is always busy. Good variety for a drive in. Best burger in town. Service is very fast and accurate.

Thank Steve L
Owensboro, Kentucky
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

The Dipper is a step back into years past. The menu is incredibly cheap, yet so tasty! It's worth stopping at this little place. Nothing about the Dipper looks fancy, but it's yummy. No credit/debit is accepted. Parking is usually rough, but worth it.

Thank Jacob_Kiper

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
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?