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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: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 95
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 6
    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
Good BBQ

This is a great place to get some Kentucky BBQ and mutton. It is a nice hometown place with friendly staff and a good variety of menu options. Prices are good for the food, and being a small hometown place there isn't that much of a wait.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
Bobby G
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Hawesville, Kentucky
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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Such great food! Even the sides are phenomenal. I highly recommend this place. I ordered the 1/4 chicken plate with macaroni (yum!), green beans (perfectly seasoned), and potato salad (very good). I ordered the pecan pie for dessert and it was very pleasing. I left with a full tummy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I ate at the Moonlight last time I was in Owensboro so this time I wanted to try Old Hickory. I had someone tell me the locals preferred it over moonlight. I also saw the owner win on the BBQ Pit Masters show. Everything here was great and I'll stop here next time I'm in town.

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Owensboro, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

I'm a life long resident of Owensboro and this is where most of the locals go for great BBQ. The rest year has numerous awards and a place not to miss if visiting.

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Hawesville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This is a great place to get some Kentucky BBQ and mutton. It is a nice hometown place with friendly staff and a good variety of menu options. Prices are good for the food, and being a small hometown place there isn't that much of a wait.

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BRISTOL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Had the beef plate - the beef was hot, juicy, smoky and had just enough sauce for flavor. For all you BBQ lovers - understand that BBQ is different every where you go. In Western KY the sauce is thinner and more vinegar than the thick, sweet, tomato-based sauce of say Eastern Tennessee or even Texas and certainly nothing like... More 

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Kentucky, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

The restraint is very plain. Not fancy at all. We both ordered the 3 meat combination plate. It was served with 4 slices of bread, pickles, onions and 2 sides. We both chose mac n cheese and potato salad. The mac in cheese you can tell is made with velveeta. Both were ok. Nothing to write home about. I chose... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

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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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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