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Old Hickory Pit Bar-B-Q

338 Washington Ave, Owensboro, KY 42301-5450
270-926-9000
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Ranked #10 of 126 restaurants in Owensboro
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
Most recent review
- Apr 15, 2014
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Clarksville, Tennessee
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50 reviews 50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I had a hard time with this place today. The taste was fine but there was so much, slimy grease that it really ruined it. I ordered half a rack of pork ribs and half rack Mutton ribs. Taste was fine, they don't remove the membrane from the ribs, not a big deal but needs to be mentioned. On the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I grew up eating mutton - and I think the "Owensboro-Style" mutton is what makes Old Hickory special. It's difficult to compare to Carolina, Memphis, Texas, KC and other styles...it's easier to contrast them...and that's what I love about bar-b-q. So if you want a unique and very tasty Bar-B-Q treat, give the sliced mutton a try...and if you still... More

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Owensboro, Kentucky, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The Bar-b-q has just the right smoked flavor and sauce for a delightful meal! We all were very pleased with the service that we received as well.

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Owensboro, Kentucky
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Best BBQ in Owensboro and all of Kentucky. Nothing fancy just good BBQ that is cooked competely on open hickory wood pits.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We drove 2 hours to eat here. It was not worth the drive food was ok service was bad. We tryed the chopped mutton and chopped pork I had better. We will not be back n will not recommended it. We were very disappointed

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Someset, KY
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63 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

I am a BBQ fanatic. In fact, I consider myself a Pit Master as I smoke a lot of meat during the year. So as I travel the hiways and by-ways, I make it a point to stop at a lot of barbecue joints along the way. Old Hickory BBQ is one of my favorites in Kentucky. Moonlite BBQ is... More

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Brantford, Canada
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16 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We heard a lot about Old Hickory. It was well worth visiting. Started with a cup of Burgoo. What a great soup. The mutton and brisket were a hit. Nicely smokes, generous servings. Coleslaw and baked beans on the side completed our entree. The sweet and spicer sauce is really good. For dessert a piece of ice box lemon pie... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Old Hickory has the best BBQ in owensboro. Fall off the bone ribs. No sauce needed. Fast, friendly take out and drive thru service.

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Owensboro, Kentucky
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30 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Old Hickory is not the biggest in town, but certainly is the best! Fresh, hot off the pit Bar B Q, not mass produced and flavorless. Try their sliced mutton, sliced pork, or the beef brisket. The pitmaster here won a pitmaster competition on television, so yopu know it is GOOD!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

everytime I go to Owensboro I have to stop at Old Hickory pit barbecue. I grew up just outside of Owensboro so I know my barbecue. This is simply the best place to get bbq mutton, an iconic local food. my personal favorite is the chopped mutton plate with barbecue beans and onion rings. They also have good sliced mutton.... More

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