Eating is a basic human necessity, along with breathing, sleeping, and remaining stock still while a curious velociraptor sniffs your chest hair. Practice survival tactics with today’s Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of pizza, sandwiches, and salad at Maloney’s Roca Bar in Owensboro.
Surrounding diners with college-sports-team memorabilia and the glow of 30 flat-screen TVs, Maloney’s Roca Bar delivers a menu brimming with crispy thin-crust pizzas, hearty burgers, sandwiches, and salads. Encompassing 9–16 circular inches, the Around the World pizza’s extra-thin golden crust diplomatically hosts a world’s fair of beef, sausage, and pepperoni, avalanched by fresh mushrooms, crisp green peppers, and red onions ($9.99–$21.75). Olive oil and minced garlic serenade ricotta and mozzarella cheeses atop the white pizza ($8.75–$17.99), and the Black & Bleu salad’s greens frolic with thin slices of sirloin in a bath of caesar dressing and a sprinkling of blue cheese and parmesan ($9.95). The chopped-chicken-cheddar sandwich adorned with a crispy bacon topping and coddled by fresh-baked focaccia ($6.49 for a 6”; $9.99 for a 12”) fits into most standard-issue palms, leaving mouths to play matchmaker with a succulent create-your-own burger and a mélange of eligible toppings ($5.95–$8.95).
Spacious booths line the perimeter of Maloney’s T-shirt–decked walls, with sturdy-backed tables and arcade games attracting roving packs of kid-toting families. Sports fans can tune their ear trumpets toward the familiar sounds of baseball, football, and competitive knitting crackling on the conveniently positioned TVs.
3030 Highland Pointe Dr.
Owensboro, Kentucky 42303