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Bill's Restaurant

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420 Frederica St, Owensboro, KY 42301-3011
+1 270-852-8120
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
Closed now
All hours
Tue 17:00 - 20:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Thu 17:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We went out for an evening with friends. We started with appetizers- crab cakes and goat cheese with chutney, then we had walnut bread, then salads with dressings made in house. Entrees included quail, rainbow trout and beef tenderloin. We were all so enjoyed our meals (and tastes of each others). Desserts were cream brûlée, brownie with caramel sauce and... More 

Thank Lucia F
Owensboro, Kentucky
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

The chef is very talented and the menu is delicious (great food and wine). You will love the atmosphere and location.

Thank Valarie R
Clementon, New Jersey
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Wait staff was super nice and efficient. Nice basic layout. Good looking menu that changes regularly. Salad was very good and bluefin app was very good. I ordered the deep fried oysters. They should be fresh and right out of the fryer with some crisp to them. They were soggy. Booo. And the string beans were shriveled and old/dry. My... More 

Thank HamilTravel8
Evansville, IN
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Twice we've enjoyed this marvelous place. The service is unbelievably good - our salad forks were replaced after using them for hors d'oevres yay!! Bill's sense of how to cook seafood blows us away. Maine diver scallops - incredible. Halibut Marseilles - unbelievable. There is not enough good to say about this wonderful little place. And the fact that they... More 

Thank ochloe
Owensboro, Kentucky
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

We have dined here on several occasions and always a fantastic experience. The food is uniquely prepared and delicious. If in Owensboro you must dine here at least one time. Be sure and call 24 hours in advance to reserve your table. It is that amazing.

Thank connien515
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Wonderful selection of fresh fish. I had the turbot from the North Atlantic breaded and pan fried delish. Nice wine and beer selection as well, a little pricy but the food quality was well worth the $.

Thank Danielle R
Olney, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I decided to try Bill's for lunch after coming to Owensboro to visit with our daughter. I had a wonderful bacon/egg salad sandwich with a side salad, while my husband had an Italian meat and cheese sandwich with fries. Both were very good and fresh. Service was good. We asked about reservations (it is a small restaurant)... More 

1 Thank RetiredTeachers2_10
Owensboro, Kentucky
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Intriguing beginning, which tasted even better than it looked on the plate. Speck (smoked porchetta, who knew?), topped with fresh figs (flavored with lemon zest and a bit of sugar), surrounded by goat cheese, and toast points. Our main was Mako shark, very moist and meaty. This was served on fried green tomatoes, crowder peas cooked with onion slices (and... More 

1 Thank rlcmdc
Swansea, Illinois
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519 reviews
354 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

I'm still not quite sure how Owensboro KY ended up with a place like Bill's. No offense to Owensboro or Bill (yes there is a Bill) but this was not what I expected to find. The menu is heavy on seafood, but offers a little for everyone. Daily menus based on what they can get locally and fresh. Everything is... More 

2 Thank David F
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Last Saturday we had the fried oysters as an appetizer and they were perfect. My wife ordered the Snapper Ponchartrain and I ordered the Kentucky Lake Carp. The snapper was a bit too spicy for my wife so I swapped my carp for her snapper. We were both so surprised and impressed with the carp. Please keep serving local fish;... More 

1 Thank Randy V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 420 Frederica St, Owensboro, KY 42301-3011
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Owensboro
  • Phone Number: +1 270-852-8120

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