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Old Hickory Pit Bar-B-Q

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338 Washington Ave, Owensboro, KY 42301-5450
+1 270-926-9000
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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Owensboro, Kentucky
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104 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We eat at Moonlite fairly often and someone suggested Old Hickory was better than Moonlite. All I can tell you is we will be back at Moonlite next time. Old Hickory has good food, but we all preferred Moonlite, plus the buffet at Moonlite has better food and an awesome selection. You can't hardly get in Moonlite for lunch around... More 

Thank Catfish85U
Hutchinson, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was told while in Owensboro that you need to try the BBQ. Old Hickory was close by so I decided to give it a try. Lunch was huge! I did send the mashed potatoes back - like warm - and they just heated them up rather than give me fresh ones. The meat (pork) was tender and tasty.

Thank Jeanne W
Boca Grande, Florida
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174 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were visiting family about an hour away so we decided to venture out for lunch after shopping. We decided to stop here after reading reviews since many places weren't open until 5pm in the area. The staff was very friendly and the atmosphere was very "cozy". We both ordered the Chopped Pork, one as a platter and the other... More 

Thank ErinLee13
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A couple of friends and I rode our motorcycles from Danville, KY over to Owensboro, KY on 11-4. We had dinner at the Old Hickory Pit Bar-B-Q. I really love BBQ mutton and Old Hickory is one of my favorites. Old hickory BBQ is uses a thin vinegar base sauce kinda like Carolina style which I like as a change... More 

Thank Steven H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food, great service!! I can't say enough great things about this place! I love to take all of my out of town guest here.

Thank kyyardlizard
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely the best BBQ in Owensboro. Good service and reasonable prices. The atmosphere is great for families or a couple. DINE in or carry out. They will custom cook your hams and turkeys for all of your big family meals or for that reception.

Thank Bikersport
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

You like barbequed mutton, you just don't know it. Try it here, chopped on a sandwich, or sliced, and you'll be hooked. Delicious burgoo, mac & cheese, pies. Friendly people. Very home-town.

Thank Mary M
Anniston, Alabama
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

My mother grew up here, So this is where we have always come for barbecue. It simply is the best. Prices are great, menu is of a wide variety to help people who might not want to try their first taste of Mutton. Don't forget to take home a couple of gallons of burgoo. You will not be disappointed. Take... More 

Thank LKTutor
Saint Louis, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

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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165 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

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

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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, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Dining on a budget, Large groups
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: +1 270-926-9000

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