Owensboro Burger Week hosted by Visit Owensboro in partnership with the City of Owensboro produced record sales for Daviess County restaurants. There were 16,434 burgers sold for $7 a piece at 32 participating restaurants. Last year 11,606 burgers were sold from 24 restaurants.

“We can’t say thank you enough to both the restaurants who worked tirelessly to make this inaugural event happen and to customers who supported Burger Week. Over $115,000 was spent in just five days on featured burgers sales alone. When you take those burger sales and add in people buying other food and drinks, you’ve created an enormous economic impact,” said Dave Kirk, Visit Owensboro.

Dee’s Diner took home the trophy for best overall burger for their French Toast Breakfast Melt. A blind tasting from a 14-person judging panel composed of experts and burger fans awarded Dee’s Diner the highest overall average score of 86.86 out of 100 possible points.

Hillview Farms Dee's Diner owner and Susanne Story

“We wanted to give people the opportunity to start Burger Week early because we do breakfast. Anybody who works in the kitchen loves a good rush and that’s what Burger Week does. It’s just awesome,” said Kenneth Harper, Dee’s Diner.

The Miller House finished in second place and O’Bryan’s Bar & Grill finished third. Ole South Bar-B-Q finished fourth and Mellow Mushroom and Old Hickory Bar-B-Q tied to round out the top five. For the second year in a row, Beef ‘O’ Brady’s sold the most featured burgers during Owensboro Burger Week at 2,078. Owensboro Burger Week was made possible by the Kentucky Beef Council, Independence Bank, Green River Appliance and Hill View Farms Meats. Owensboro Burger Week will return in early Spring of 2023.


Published by Visit Owensboro, Dave Kirk
March 8th, 2022