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Old Hickory Pit Bar-B-Q

338 Washington Ave, Owensboro, KY 42301-5450
270-926-9000
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Huntley, IL.
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82 reviews 82 reviews
55 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 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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In
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48 reviews 48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 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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Ponchatoula
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102 reviews 102 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Several people told us about this place so we tried it. Good food, fast service and not too pricey. I reccomend it.

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owensboro
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

Hands down, the best mutton and pork bbq Ever! Service is great and the restaurant is clean! Sides are good too!

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Kentucky
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

There is something on the menu for everyone! (Just in case there's someone in your party that doesn't want BBQ). The food is spot on and the portions are generous. We love the hometown atmosphere and friendly staff. When my family wants BBQ for lunch or dinner we always go to Old Hickory!

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Lexington, Kentucky
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Good location, friendly waitress with minimal waiting time. Table too close together. food was good.

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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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