Owensboro’s Moonlite Bar-B-Que Inn
Owensboro, Kentucky (or as we call it, “Home“) is known for many things…
- great parks
- birthplace of Johnny Depp
- annual Bar-B-Que Festival
- gorgeous Riverfront Park: Smother’s Park
- softball tournaments
But as much as anything, we’re known for our barbecue and the restaurant that put us on the map is Moonlite Bar-B-Que on West Parrish. Moonlite is a beautiful, cozy restaurant with decor that oozes southern charm. I’m also pretty wild about the country store/gift shop.
Delicious Good & Evil Pickles and Ale 8!
We actually order takeout from Moonlite more often than we actually dine in, and we never leave the country store type gift shop without some great Kentucky food – pictured above are a few “regulars” we love to return home with.
Pulled Pork – Takeout from Moonlite Bar-B-Que Inn
We actually have three great barbecue restaurants in town: Moonlite, Old Hickory, and Ole South. Each one is unique in its approach to barbecue, sides, and even prices. When I hear people say that they always go to a specific one whenever they’re in town, I tell them they’re nuts…. politely, of course. You should make a point to try each one.
Each of the three has their own particular areas where they excel – categories where they’re better than the other two.
One of these days I’ll put together a review comparing each of the big three’s barbecue sauce, friendliness, prices, pork, mutton, sides….
Looks like I’ll have to do some research. Tough job but someone has to do it…..
Moonlite Bar-B-Que Inn
- 2840 W Parrish Ave
- (270) 684-8143
Old Hickory Bar-B-Que
- 338 Washington Ave (off of Frederica)
- (270) 926-9000
Ole South Bar-B-Que
- 3523 KY-54
- (270) 926-6464