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Old Hickory Pit Bar-B-Q

338 Washington Ave, Owensboro, KY 42301-5450
270-926-9000
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Lexington
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

WHenever I visit Owensboro I always make a stop at Old Hickory! They have awesome BBQ and we love their mutton, pork and Burgoo! Great staff and they pack it up so we can bring back to the loved ones in Central KY!

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Henderson
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The family meet there after Christmas shopping. We had great service and good food. We were not rushed after the meal and was offered coffee and desert to finish a busy day. We will be back.

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Owensboro
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

First let me say that "tripadvisor" will make me say exactly when I ate at Old Hickory. I have eaten there many many times and love it. While Moonlite gets all the attention, Old Hickory is better in many ways. I find the meats to be better prepared and the side dishes to be tastier. What makes Old Hickory nice,... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This is truly comfort food for me. I'm from Owensboro but have lived in Nashville for over 20 years now. I always look forward to stopping off here when I'm passing through. Nothing fancy, but the food here has been consistently delicious as long as I can remember. The chopped mutton is my favorite by far. If you like BBQ... More 

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Huntley, IL.
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85 reviews 85 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I was really pumped up after several people suggested this place. Add the fact they are a KY BBQ Champion, I had high expectations. I had the combo with pork, mutton, & pork ribs. The pork was excellent, perfectly slow cooked and nice & smokey. The ribs were over cooked & tasted like charred. There was heavy fat & I... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Truly Owensboro's best BBQ! Once you try the sliced mutton you'll clearly see why they won the Pitmasters Best BBQ.

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Evansville, Indiana
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86 reviews 86 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I recently made my first ever trip to Old Hickory after hearing a lot of people talk about it being good. Though it wasn't the best BBQ I've had, it was really good. I had a mixed meat platter and chose pork ribs, a quarter chicken, and mutton as my choices. The mutton was a little strong for my taste... More 

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Owensboro
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43 reviews 43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Great tasting BBQ with real fall off the bone ribs. Great service in a comfortable setting in this nice home town restaurant. Will return.

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louisville
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Our party of 3 stopped by about 7pm on a Saturday and the parking lot was packed which should be a good sign but when we got out of the car, there was no aroma of a smoky pit. The wait wasn't too long. I ordered a Dr. Pepper to drink which was flat. I ordered a sliced pork sandwich... More 

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48 reviews 48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We have been looking for a good barbeque restaurant since Shyler's burnt in Evansville, In. I read the reviews on Old Hickory and thought we would make the 100 mile trip. Well it wasn't worth it. The service was good. The meat prepared OK, but dry. The BBQ sauces were awful. Had a tang to them, like whiskey, which I... More 

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Additional Information about Old Hickory Pit Bar-B-Q

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

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