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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

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  • 78
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  • 27
    Very good
  • 16
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A take home must when in the city of Owensboro.

I cant visit the city of Owensboro KY without stopping at Old Hickory on the way out of town to purchase several pounds of the barbequed turkey. While everything on their menu is great I absolutely LOVE the barbequed turkey from Old Hickory. I don't know what their secret family recipe is but it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Evansville, Indiana
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Evansville, Indiana
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I cant visit the city of Owensboro KY without stopping at Old Hickory on the way out of town to purchase several pounds of the barbequed turkey. While everything on their menu is great I absolutely LOVE the barbequed turkey from Old Hickory. I don't know what their secret family recipe is but it is a must when dining in... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

When in Owensboro, even though you have probably heard of Moonlight BBQ, go past that and visit Old Hickory Pit instead. Everything, including the service exceeds your expectations. The locals will tell you, this is the best kept secret in Owensboro. Sorry to let the cat out of the bag.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

If you are looking to try true burgoo and mutton this is the place to get it. It is the best! When asked where to get the best bbq in Owensboro most people will tell you Old Hickory. The atmosphere is great and the staff is friendly and seem to enjoy their jobs. We get carryout at least once a... More 

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kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Best BBQ restaurant in Owensboro. Best Mutton, Chicken and Burgoo in town! Smaller than the over-rated Moonlite BBQ Inn also here in Owensboro, but better ambiance. They have expanded due to the quality of food and the word of mouth publicity. There is no buffet, but if you leave hungry.... that's your fault!

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Gracey, Kentucky, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Great sides, pulled pork and burgoo. The mutton is truly remarkable! Service is good, restaurant clean. I eat here whenever I'm in the area.

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Williamstown, Kentucky
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24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

My husband and I had a great Sunday afternoon lunch at Old Hickory! It was great to not wait an hour for a seat, like Moonlite. And the food was incredible! We will return!

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Owensboro, Kentucky
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

we had a table of 7 . was 8 one left as soon as order came.one person ask for onion for the bean soup. never got it. ask for a take out box 4 times. got a small take out glass. didn't get refills on drinks until we held them up and waved them in the air. was given onion... More 

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owensboro
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

Most of the servers, cooks and managers have worked there for years! Great job and the food is absolutely the best! Bean soup and cornbread fresh and delicious! The mutton is the best!

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Cincinnati, OH
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

My husband and I are relocating to the area and decided to try this place to see what the hype was all about. We was very disappointed. I got the chopped pork plate and was surprised when it came out looking like cat food that had been doused in vineger. It was so strong that I couldn't eat it. It... More 

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Owensboro, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Excellent meats. If you come for the sides you are at a loss. No buffets here just plain ole good food and lots of it. Order the meat sampler and you get three different meats (your choice) along with two sides and it's all you can handle. Opening early morning (9:00AM), non-typical for this style restaurant, and you will find... More 

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?