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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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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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  • 91
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 24
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  • 6
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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
Sliced Mutton is Best!

Had sliced mutton and cup of bean soup. Mutton was so tender and tasty. Cornbread with white bean soup was perfect. Only $8.50! Waitress was helpful and friendly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
Amy L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Delicious, tender and full of BBQ flavor. The staff is friendly and kind. Helpful on tips to getting to various local venues.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We went on our 1st night in town because of such high ratings. The staff was not very friendly & barbecue was just average for the cost. Nothing to go out of your way for

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Had sliced mutton and cup of bean soup. Mutton was so tender and tasty. Cornbread with white bean soup was perfect. Only $8.50! Waitress was helpful and friendly.

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Sanford, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The best bar-b-q in Owensboro. Love the bar-b-q mutton and onion rings. I have had turkey cooked there for Thanksgiving several times and they are always delicious.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Service was pretty good, the three meat sampler we chose was all three types of mutton (rib, chopped, rough slice/chop), since we were on a BBQ tour across several states, and Kentucky is supposed to known for their mutton! The meat pulled off of the rib was the best of the three, but even that pales in comparison to well... More 

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Louisville KY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We went out of our way for barbecue on our way home from St Louis to Louisville to get Owensboro barbecue. It was delicious. We ordered the ribs and the 1/4 chicken with 2 sides. So glad we decided to come here. You will not be disappointed.

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owensboro
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Fun for all great food great drinks lots on led tvs . Love everything food. Fun food. Good entertainment. Good menu for kids.

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Owensboro, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Yes, there are other, more famous places for barbecue in Owensboro, and if you are looking for great home cooking buffet style, go there. BUT, if you are really looking for the best barbecue around, Old Hickory is where the locals go. Chicken, ribs, pork, mutton, burgoo, beef... All of it is delicious. Prices are reasonable and portions are good.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Friendly staff, good service but you really have to like the vinegar based ban which we aren't fans of. Nice place, just not our Memphis style of BBQ.

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Hardinsburg, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

If you are in Owensboro and want the BEST Bar B Q then head here. Everything on the menu is great but I love the mutton and potato salad.The ice tea is cold and south sweet. Then try the lemon ice box pie.

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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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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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