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Old Hickory Pit Bar-B-Q

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338 Washington Ave, Owensboro, KY 42301-5450
270-926-9000
Today
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 80
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  • 30
    Very good
  • 20
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  • 5
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The Local Favorite!!

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
jmac2911
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Bowling Green
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is family owned and has been around several years. Somehow they have received awards for "Pit-Master" and have repeated to do so (at what venue not sure). But my opinion of their BBQ is it is just that...BBQ. BBQ Pork, BBQ Ribs, BBQ Chicken. Nothing special about it, just BBQ.

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Indiana, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW via mobile

Ate there with friends, food was good. Ordered carryout on three different occasions, first time the slab of ribs were not done, second time the slab of ribs were very overcooked, third time ordered a pound of pulled pork and was given a pound of turkey which was dried out and must have been left over. It was not edible... More 

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Island, Kentucky
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

Great Southern BBQ, to me it's better than Moonlite which is actually what Owensboro is known for but I think this one and even Ole South is better.

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Lexington, South Carolina
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46 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Driving through Owensboro on way to St. Louis, remembered seeing on Bizarre Foods America, so we decided to stop. Ordered Mutton ribs, Mutton Q, and 1/2 smoked chicken with assorted sides. Generally tasty fare at good prices. Mutton was delicious, particularly the pulled. Restrooms could use a little TLC. Service was standard.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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184 reviews 184 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 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

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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17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

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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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

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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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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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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