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Famous Bistro

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102 West 2nd Street, Owensboro, KY 42303-4111
+1 270-686-8202
Today
11:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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Owensboro, Kentucky
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I ate here on a weeknight (I think a Thursday) for a "date night". The restaurant is fairly small with about 15-20 tables or so, so it's cozy. The food was fantastic. Big portions and terrific flavor. I had the veal parmesan and it was wonderful. We ate early on a weeknight so there were only a... More 

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Thank nburke81
Owensboro, Kentucky
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Had dinner with some friends this past weekend and the food nd service was excellent. Food was fresh and served hot! Portions were huge, took some home with me. Thanks again to the great staff for a wonderful experience.

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Thank John B
Owensboro, Kentucky
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364 reviews
296 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

The food is fabulous. The portions are huge. The tomato pesto pasta was delicious. The place is tiny, but they also have outdoor seating. You can't go wrong here.

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Thank BudNLily
Proctorville, Ohio
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Famous Bistro dining experience was definitely fabulous. Ate with group of friends. We had a variety of appetizers, entrees, and desserts. Everything was "lick your plate delicious" and top quality, as well as locally sourced when possible. I had Chicken Marsala and it was wonderful. Our server, Christina, could not have been more attentive, knowledgeable, and personable. Beautiful presentations! Portions... More 

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Thank Grandmasara6
Richmond, Virginia
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152 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

My moussaka like entree was served in a small ramekin - think French onion soup. But too dry. Flavors muddled. Spanikopita appetizer decent. Wine night brings cost of bottles down to OK, although featured white was a little foxy. I did like the salad.

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Thank Brad F
Owensboro, Kentucky
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

This is the place to get a special soup and sandwich. Not ordinary food; extra special food. Great service and atmosphere.

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Thank Shawna T
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Always amazing menu selections. If you are tired of the same ol thing for lunch, try Famous Bistro. Soups, salads, sandwiches... my favorite is the spanakopita!😋

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Thank Stephanie T
Ferdinand, Indiana
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Come early or make a reservations! Wonderful food!! The staff was amazing, helpful, and friendly. Can't wait to have the opportunity to return!

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Thank carrielynnethen
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Try the cheese steaks, they're multiple different ones and they're all great. Also the eggplant moussaka is really good. The array of menu selections at this place is really incredible. Although the the prices go up substantially at night for dinner. It's small charming atmosphere is worth the extra couple bucks to support a local non chain restaurant.

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Thank Mick751
KY
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

The Bistro is a great, consistent presence in downtown Owensboro. Originally more heavy on Greek influences, it seems to have notched that back. The menu for lunch is heavy on sandwiches (including grinders and gyros) and pizza, but offers some salads, excellent soups and a few Greek dishes. There is a good amount on the menu, but they are starting... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$32
Cuisine
American, European, Fusion, Gastropub, Mediterranean
Meals
Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102 West 2nd Street, Owensboro, KY 42303-4111
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Owensboro
  • Phone Number: +1 270-686-8202

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?