Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn

This revered barbecue mainstay is known for its smoked meats, lunch and dinner buffets. The restaurant specialized in barbecued mutton, churning out thousands of pounds of the meat for the successful 350-seat restaurant and huge catering business. From bone-in ribs to loins and shoulders, the meat is hickory smoked using traditional low-and-slow methods and bathed in a spicy, vinegary mop that gives it a beautiful crunchy crust. Don’t miss their famous lunch buffet, a monstrous 40-foot table groaning with barbecued mutton and home-style sides such as homemade mac n’ cheese, ham hock-studded beans and corn muffins. Opened in 1963 with just 30 seats, the family-run restaurant now seats 350 and serves more than 350,000 meals a year. Famous diners include former President Bill Clinton, former Vice President Al Gore, former second lady Marilyn Quayle, former U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh, Jim Nabors, Bill Monroe, Pam Tillis, William Shatner, Kevin Costner, Reba McIntyre and Emmylou Harris.

2840 W Parrish Ave, Owensboro, KY 42301, USA
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Opening times
Fri: 9:00 am - 9:30 pm
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