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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 - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 107
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 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
Great Staff, Good Food

Was looking forward to eating at the "other bar-b-que" place, but it was closed. Really pleased the "other place" was closed. Old Hickory serves-up some very good food. I recommend the chicken. Enjoy!

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 14, 2015
IndStateRex
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Terre Haute, Indiana
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168 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was told this was the best bar b q joint in town,a city known for mutton bar b q. Waitress was really nice and helpful, food not great. Mutton did not have that true mutton flavor, and pork ribs pretty ordinary. Chicken was moist and tender. Food not especially hot as served,lukewarm.

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Thank frequentraveler13
Owensboro, Kentucky
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

old hickory has the real deal barbque in Owensboro. no fluff, just good and tasty Owensboro style barbque . It is true to the way the people made barbque back in the day. getcha some and i know you won't be sorry.

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Thank Mikepnky
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hands down, best BBQ ever. Nothing was dried out, which is usually the biggest problem. Pork, brisket, chicken, all smoked to perfection. Very juicy and smoky. And the BBQ sauce...yumm. 👍👍

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Thank Gutter S
Roanoke, Virginia
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is by far my favorite restaurant in Owensboro. I used to come here all the time, but sadly I have relocated out of the area. However, every time I am back in town I stop here for dinner. Excellent food and prices, and the barbeque is far better than anywhere else in town. I highly recommend the blackberry... More 

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Thank Jessica B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Best bar-b-q in town without a doubt. Best Burgoo and chili. Great service and reasonable prices. Good place for families.

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Thank Diana K
Owensboro, Kentucky
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94 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Forget Moonlite, Old Hickory is where the best BBQ is. They've recently expanded their restaurant, but the service and food remains the same. Savory ribs, pulled pork, and other delicacies await to be devoured. All you have to do is make a selection. Choose wisely.

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Thank Aleisha J
Evansville, Indiana
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92 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Arrived on a Friday afternoon for a late lunch. Our Server was the first pleasing encounter. She had been with them some 27 years, was bubbly, professional, a wealth of knowledge, and really made the meal. I ordered the combination with ribs, sliced pork, and mutton. I had mac & cheese and FF as my sides with sweet tea. My... More 

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Thank B B
Owensboro, Kentucky
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

If you are in Owensboro & want some good barbecue/burgoo, stop by Old Hickory, they are the best, they have added a new banquet room for parties/get together.

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Thank Flowertmp
Terre Haute, Indiana
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43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

Was looking forward to eating at the "other bar-b-que" place, but it was closed. Really pleased the "other place" was closed. Old Hickory serves-up some very good food. I recommend the chicken. Enjoy!

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Thank IndStateRex
Owensboro
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107 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

This is one of the BBQ restaurants we frequent in town. A comfortable, quite place to eat. A good selection of great, tasty meals!!

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Thank Dennis S

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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