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Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn

2840 W Parrish Ave, Owensboro, KY 42301-2689
+1 270-684-8143
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good25%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“mutton” (196 reviews)
“pork” (63 reviews)
“banana pudding” (38 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2840 W Parrish Ave, Owensboro, KY 42301-2689
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had heard about this place for a long time and decided to give it a try. We got there at 3:30 when the buffet started on a Saturday. It was not crowded so the line at the buffet was not bad at all. The...More

Thank Ashley E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Moo lite is where I had my rehearsal dinner 41 years ago. It was excellent then and it’s still excellent. Every time I get back to Owensboro, I stop in. The food is delicious. My favorite is burgoo.

Thank Gail F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Up front I'll say I am very picky about smoked meat. That being said is was fine. Just fine. Only thing that really stood out was the mutton. They did have a good variety of meat to select from. I felt the flavor profiles could...More

Thank Milo H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This buffet is the best I have ever experienced. All the meat you want and 20 different deserts! The vegetables were plentiful and excellent. For less than $20 you can eat all you want. The best bar-b-q around!

Thank Rkuegel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Moonlite is a great place for local barbecue. The buffet has a lot of varieties of meats and veggies. I like the beef brisket and the sliced pork.

Thank decaydoc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We'd heard that the Moonlight was the place to eat BBQ in town. The buffet has lots of great options and the salad and dessert did not disappoint either! The mutton was fantastic and even though we came for the bbq, I've personally never had...More

1  Thank iburch
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is only my experience. I don’t think it’s as good as it used to be. It may have seen it’s best days. Tea was great. Mac and cheese and green beans were great. Pulled pork was just ok. Sauce was almost like ketchup. Yuck!...More

Thank EmeraldBlue88
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Go hungry!! You will not be disappointed at all. The vegetables are hot, delicious and perfectly seasoned. The barbeque is hands down the best in Kentucky. If you like mutton then you will live Moonlite. Excellent salad bar with a big variety of choices along...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went there because the place is just an icon. We had the buffet and the selection was incredible, full of lots of southern foods. Not a ton of healthy choices, but most everything was tasty - the cream corn (of all things!) was super! Staff...More

Thank LoveMyFamily6
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We both had the pulled pork and it was full of fat...Wife had the ham and it was so tuff she couldn't eat it...Tried the ribs and they were terrible. The only thing we had that was good on the buffet was the mac and...More

Thank rckmowery
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Megan A
6 July 2018|
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Response from Placido521 | Reviewed this property |
Yes! Incredible variety of food and burgoo!
Erich T
5 August 2017|
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Response from Lisa D | Reviewed this property |
Every day.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$18
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Buffet
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2840 W Parrish Ave, Owensboro, KY 42301-2689
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Owensboro
  • Phone Number: +1 270-684-8143
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