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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

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“Best buffet with southern comfort foods! A Kentucky Tradition since 1963, we cook in the old fashioned Kentucky tradition. Voted Best Barbecue In Kentucky by Kentucky Monthly and Kentucky Living Readers.”
  • 5 locals recommend
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“Enjoy an elegant sit down restaurant, easily accessible in downtown Owensboro. Bill's offers lunch Tuesday through Friday, lunch and dinner Tuesday through Saturday, offering hand crafted product with an emphasis on seasonality. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
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“Famous Bistro is one of Owensboro's true culinary gems. Chef Jared Bradley and his crew serve up some true culinary masterpieces! When your driving through downtown Owensboro, don't blink or you might miss it! It's fine dining in a laid back and cozy setting. Favorite things on the menu? Well all of it!? But if we have to name a few, here are some of my favs: Appetizers: Spanikopita bites and the mussels are always amazing! The Scallops are better then anywhere I have eaten in my life- and I grew up on the East Coast! Dinner Splurge: Would easily be the Steak Tenderloin topped with bourbon glaze and brussel sprouts and massed potatoes on the side. It's unreal. Trattoria pasta and I add shrimp. It's got a good spice to eat and there is more then enough for leftovers the next day. On a Budget: The Mac n Cheese pizza.....it's amazing. Eat it! The Greek Pizza is one of my sons favorites as well. Dessert: They have my favorite chocolate cake ever and a dessert I have no idea how to spell but sounds like EPMAC. It's a fluffy wonderful creation and I never had anything like it before. My best friend is OBSESSED with the cheesecake - I am too when the chocolate cake is unavailable. Long and short it's all good! Drinks: They have a GREAT beer selection there. And if Christina the manager is there you might be able to talk her into making a drink named after yours truly- a "Rosey" It's got mint, fresh strawberry lemonade, vodka and few other things! ”
  • 3 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Check out a locally owned restaurant offering fine dining and a wide array of fine wines and spirits. Known for the family friendly atmosphere and welcoming environment, as well as some of the best food in town!”
  • 2 locals recommend
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“Miller house has some great food and it's in a really beautiful historic mansion! And the boast the largest bourbon selection in the country!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Gastropub
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  • 1 local recommends
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“You cannot come to Owensboro without trying one of our two most competitive and highly debated BBQ joints (Moonlite BBQ is amazing as well)! Old Hickory has been in business forever! The only downfall with this one, is they don't serve beer!”
  • 1 local recommends
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“This is my boyfriends favorite place for Mexican food! It's fresh, bright, colorful and they have salt water tanks for the kids to check out! Also Margaritas are awesome!”
  • 1 local recommends
Italian Restaurant
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“Italian themed, locally owned and a great place for a quiet dinner. Food and service are excellent. Nice wine selection. ”
  • 1 local recommends