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Old Hickory Pit Bar-B-Q

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338 Washington Ave, Owensboro, KY 42301-5450
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Saint Louis, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Best BBQ I have had and I live in Missouri! The staff was wonderful! We were quickly seated and the place was very clean and spacious. Can't wait to come back to Owensboro!

Thank LRW1969
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85 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Old Hickory is one those of those old time BBQ places that never seems to change. And, that is a good thing. All of their meats are really hickory smoked in a building in the back. The flavor is excellent. The sides are also well prepared and delicious. I highly recommend a stop at the Old Hickory in Owensboro.

Thank John C
Richmond, Kentucky
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You have to try the mutton while you're here! The food is great!! It was catered, so I don't have much experience with the restaurant itself, but all of the locals highly recommended it to me when I come back.

Thank Bryan B
Louisville, Kentucky
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here because if other reviews read. Ordered as carry out. Did not think it was as good as anothe place we had BBQ here in Ownesboro, just our opinion after comparing same food from both. It's ok, just not spectacular.

Thank disneygramma1
United States
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everyone recommended it and it did not dissapoint. Excellent service. The food was everything. I had the mutton, mac and cheese and potato salad and yes yes yes. We had to take dessert to go and it came highly recommended the blackened cobbler and it was great. This is a really great place to go for some down to earth... More 

Thank Maryannshopping
Owensboro, Kentucky
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We know barbecue. You hear about Moonlight all over the country but Old Hickory is THE BEST BARBECUE YOU CAN HAVE.

Thank Shawna T
Pecatonica, Illinois
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129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 260 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went on a Friday evening. It was busy but we were seated quickly. We wanted to try the mutton sandwiches and decided they were delicious. We also had pecan pie, but we were less than impressed with that. Our waitress was pleasant and did a great job.

Thank William M
Newburgh, Indiana
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32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I like Old Hickorys BBQ. It always has a lot of smoke and I like the sauce because it is not so heavy or sweet. It is mire if a dip. I usually eat the chicken but the blackberry cobbler is always tempting.

Thank xrac
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So where to begin...We have heard nothing but great stories about their food so we tried it out first and last time. The service was excellent but the food was bad my ribs were warm, tough and chewy the fries were crispy almost burnt. My wife's meal wasn't much better bland runny coleslaw and chopped pork sandwich. On the good... More 

Thank Adam G
Owensboro, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Love love love Old Hickory. If you want to try the best of Owensboro than pull up a chair because this my friend is it :-)

Thank connien515

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 338 Washington Ave, Owensboro, KY 42301-5450
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Owensboro
  • Phone Number: 270-926-9000

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