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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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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This three generation family run restaurant has the best mutton BBQ and Burgoo( a spicy goulash like soup) that can be found. The OWENSBORO area is truly unique in serving mutton BBQ vs beef and pork(which is also served). Don't miss the mutton if you are nearby....YOU WON'T FIND IT ANYWHERE ELSE!

Thank Frank C
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Love their BBQ! It's just to die for! We always come when we are in town for a visit and pack the cooler to bring it back home. Plus the people that work there are very friendly and helpful.

Thank Ruta T
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Best bar--b-que in the Capitol of the World. Mutton, pork, beef, chicken, turkey & ham with great sides..baked beans, slaw, onion rings, macaroni & cheese, green beans, fries. All hickory-smoked & delicious. Also desserts including blabkberry cobbler.

Thank MarilynKentucky
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I was pleased to learn that I found this gem for the family to enjoy - and much to my surprise they offered Mutton. All the BBQ was delicious, the pie's was mouth watering and our server was a delight

Thank Kelly S
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

old hickory bbq is excellent place to eat if you are looking for the best bbq in Owensboro.service is great and prices are reasonable.

Thank Mary J
Centertown, Kentucky
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An Owensboro institution for many years. Always rates high marks for their pork, beef mutton. Although I would love to say the same for their catfish and chicken, I prefer Moonlight B-B-Q. The BBQ beans and coleslaw are above average but still not the best in town. Wait times are rarely over 20 mins. All in all, the food is... More 

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West Allis, Wisconsin
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in as suggested by the staff at our hotel. There was a wide variety of meal choices (we stuck with pork and chicken) and the options for sides were significant as well. Chicken was great. The pork was good, but if I had to do it over again I would opt for the pulled pork rather than the... More 

Thank Ronda K
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food isn't bad. I'd probably rather do takeout instead of dining in if I ever eat here again. Service was slow but not terrible. Mild friendliness. Other servers were kind of standing around awaiting the church crowd I suppose, so it's not like our server was swamped with other tables. By the time she showed up to get our... More 

Thank Kristin H
DeMotte, Indiana, United States
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All kinds of meats and prepared in a lot of different ways. Excellent food excellent service. They're cooking and their methods are on display for all to see. Very very interesting. If you leave your hungry it's no one's fault but your own!

Thank Robert B
Philpot, Kentucky
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I met my sister last week at Old Hickory BBQ and it was excellent. I asked for a Mutton sandwich with no fat, and a side of potato salad, and I got exactly what I asked for, I appreciate mostly the no fat but the food there as always was delicious. And of course their service, out of this world.... More 

Thank Agnes M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, 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?