Owensboro Restaurants: 5 Local Favorites

There are several Owensboro restaurants where you can enjoy a delicious meal with your family. Owensboro is the county seat of Daviess County, Kentucky and is the third largest city of the state. BBOnline recommends the following restaurants that you should try while you're in Owensboro.

Colby's Fine Food and Spirits
204 W, Third Street
Owensboro, KY 42303
(270) 685-4239
www.colbysfinefoodandspirits.com

Colby's, one of the most popular Owensboro restaurants, is housed in a building that used to be a bank in downtown Owensboro. This restaurant is located a short distance away from your Owensboro bed and breakfast. It was established in 1987. Recommended dishes for dinner are loaded potato chips for starters, Colby's Cobb salad, roast beef Manhattan sandwich, thick cut prime rib entree, molten chocolate cake with hot and cold coffee drinks. Daily specials offer a lunch express menu that features the chef salad, and an early evening menu recommending "Our House Chicken."

Famous Bistro
102 West 2nd Street
Owensboro, KY 42303
(270) 686-8202
www.famousbistro.com

Famous Bistro serves unique and impressive Mediterranean cuisine. The most popular appetizer is the ciccia calamari, and the best entrees are mousakas, spanikopita and chicken marsala. For dessert you should try the delicious and famous Greek baklava. There is an impressive lunch menu consisting of grinders, hoagies, traditional and pita sandwiches, soups, salads, pastas and pizzas. The dinner menu includes meat, chicken, pasta and seafood entrees, soup and salad, Greek dishes and pizza. The wine list includes reds and whites that would be a delightful accompaniment to your meal.

The Miller House Restaurant and Catering
301 East 5th Street
Owensboro, KY 42303
www.themillerhouserestaurant.com

The Miller House is one of the classy and more upscale Owensboro restaurants. It is located in the historic house built by Elmer Miller in 1905. This restaurant has a seasonal menu depending on the current produce of Kentucky. One of the highly recommended appetizers is fried green tomatoes. The main course includes steaks, and the seafood with the mustard-pecan crusted tilapia as one of its bestsellers. The menu includes salads, sandwiches and separate menu choices for those who want a lighter meal.

Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn
2840 W. Parrish Ave.
Owensboro, KY 42301
(270) 684-8143
www.moonlite.com 

The Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn is one of the oldest surviving Owensboro restaurants, and it was started back in 1963. The restaurant serves hickory flavored barbecue, slow cooked in customized hickory fired pits. It has an extensive menu selection for you to order from, including choices like chicken, mutton, pork, beef and a sampler meat plate. Salads and side orders, sandwiches, soups and desserts are available to go with your barbecue or non-barbecue choices. You can also opt to try the buffet that includes barbecue choices, vegetables, a salad bar and adessert bar.

Niko's Italian Cuisine
2200 E Parrish Ave.
Owensboro, KY 42303
(270) 852-1618
www.nikositalian.com 

Niko's Italian Cuisine is one of the restaurants you should not miss while staying at your Owensboro Inn. This is an elegant Italian restaurant that serves a myriad of menu choices, such as paninis, pasta like Rigatoni Sicilian or Carbonara, soups and salad, homemade pizzas, calzones and signature sandwiches. The entrees include veal marsala, stuffed shrimp Parmesan and steaks. Niko's serves lunch and dinner.