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Moonlite Bar-B-Q

2840 W. Parrish Ave., Owensboro, KY - (270) 684-8143
Owensboro, Kentucky considers itself the barbecue capital of the world. Among the top smokestacks in town, Moonlite is the grandest, a huge establishment with spacious dining rooms and an annex selling sauce, meats-to-go, and souvenir hats. Specialty of the house: barbecued mutton, radiant with smoky savor.
100% Approval Rating (26 votes)

Scorecard

5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
barbecued mutton
Ham Biscuits
burgoo
beef brisket
fried corn
Banana Salad
fried apples

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (6)
Roadfood.com Editor
"Owensboro, Kentucky considers itself the barbecue capital of the world. Of all the top smokestacks in town, Moonlite is the grandest: a huge establishment with spacious dining rooms and an annex selling sauce, meats-to-go, and souvenir hats. The parking lot has one ..."   [Read More]
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Joe Cox
October 08, 2013
"Moonlite is an interesting cross-section of Kentucky's barbecue heritage, with a smothering of superb side dishes. You don't have to eat the buffet, but if you don't, you'll wish you had. Start with barbecue-- pulled pork and shredded pork are joined by brisket and ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

2840 W. Parrish Ave., Owensboro, KY
(270) 684-8143

http://www.moonlite.com

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Lunch, Dinner
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:Yes
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:Yes
Delivery Available:Yes
Takeout Counters:Yes
A first plate from the buffet line features a ham biscuit at 11 o'clock, then macaroni and cheese, broccoli casserole, pork and chopped mutton, with butter beans in the middle.
"A first plate from the buffet line features a ham biscuit at 11 o'clock, then macaroni and cheese, broccoli casserole, pork and chopped mutton, with butter beans in the middle."
Michael Stern





Sign of Great Eats in Owensboro
"Sign of Great Eats in Owensboro"
Michael Stern


Clockwise from upper left: chopped mutton, brisket, ribs, pulled mutton
"Clockwise from upper left: chopped mutton, brisket, ribs, pulled mutton"
Michael Stern


At the Moonlight buffet: The idea of helping ourselves to all the ham biscuits we want is simply too good to be true.
"At the Moonlight buffet: The idea of helping ourselves to all the ham biscuits we want is simply too good to be true."
Michael Stern


Banana salad, found among the salads and desserts in the Moonlight Buffet. An odd dish, not for everyone. By the way, at the far right of the picture you see the edge of one of Moonlight's superb corn muffins.
"Banana salad, found among the salads and desserts in the Moonlight Buffet. An odd dish, not for everyone. By the way, at the far right of the picture you see the edge of one of Moonlight's superb corn muffins."
Michael Stern


The buffet was huge and it was so good I ate too much, I informed the manager and he told me they had a sign that said 'not responsible for your over eating'
"The buffet was huge and it was so good I ate too much, I informed the manager and he told me they had a sign that said 'not responsible for your over eating'"
Pat Bosley


In Western Kentucky, the name Moonlite equals barbecue excellence.
"In Western Kentucky, the name Moonlite equals barbecue excellence. "
Michael Stern



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