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Old Hickory Pit Bar-B-Q

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338 Washington Ave, Owensboro, KY 42301-5450
270-926-9000
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 18
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Bar-B-Q in town

I love this place. When you’re here you have to have the Mutton. The price is very reasonable for the quality of the food.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Louisville, Kentucky
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184 reviews 184 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Barbecue and service were both good. They were able to handle our group of 18 without any problems. Will return again when in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I love this place. When you’re here you have to have the Mutton. The price is very reasonable for the quality of the food.

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Bowling Green
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Don't get sucked in by the Hype of Moonlight. Go here if you want the local favorite BBQ. This place isn't the buffet place so you will pay for seconds. Enjoy!

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Bardstown, Kentucky
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is obviously where the locals go. We ordered ribs and they were delicious. The sides were good too. The ribs fell off the bone tender and the two sauces were divine. One was a vinegar based and the other was a molasses and tomato base. mmm good. The only down side I could see was the potato salad... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

The food was average. I was expecting it to be some of the best bbq I have ever had but it was far from it I had the pork ribs, mashed potatoes and gravy and bbq beans-it was good but nothing to write home about. We arrived about an hour before close so there were plenty of available tables but... More 

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Owensboro
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68 reviews 68 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Again a good meal! We go here when we want more of a plate lunch type meal. You may order what you want or have combo plates. I like it all except maybe mutton! If we want a buffet, the we go to the other competitor in town. They each have a little different tasting BBQ but I enjoy both!

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Evansville, Indiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I cant visit the city of Owensboro KY without stopping at Old Hickory on the way out of town to purchase several pounds of the barbequed turkey. While everything on their menu is great I absolutely LOVE the barbequed turkey from Old Hickory. I don't know what their secret family recipe is but it is a must when dining in... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

When in Owensboro, even though you have probably heard of Moonlight BBQ, go past that and visit Old Hickory Pit instead. Everything, including the service exceeds your expectations. The locals will tell you, this is the best kept secret in Owensboro. Sorry to let the cat out of the bag.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

If you are looking to try true burgoo and mutton this is the place to get it. It is the best! When asked where to get the best bbq in Owensboro most people will tell you Old Hickory. The atmosphere is great and the staff is friendly and seem to enjoy their jobs. We get carryout at least once a... More 

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kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Best BBQ restaurant in Owensboro. Best Mutton, Chicken and Burgoo in town! Smaller than the over-rated Moonlite BBQ Inn also here in Owensboro, but better ambiance. They have expanded due to the quality of food and the word of mouth publicity. There is no buffet, but if you leave hungry.... that's your fault!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 338 Washington Ave, Owensboro, KY 42301-5450
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Owensboro
  • Phone Number: 270-926-9000

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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