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Old Hickory Pit Bar-B-Q

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338 Washington Ave, Owensboro, KY 42301-5450
9:00 am - 10:00 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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Louisville, Kentucky
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143 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Here's the short and sweet of it: Service, very friendly. Prices, very reasonable. Pork ribs, amazing. Mutton ribs, okay. Dark meat chicken, very good. Mac'n'cheese, amazing. Potato salad, meh. I will definitely be back here to try the rest of the meats and get more of that mac'n'cheese!!

Thank Robert E
Owensboro, Kentucky
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are wanting to try BBQ you have to go to Old Hickory, they have the best! They have very good service and a friendly staff. They even have a drive thru if you want to take it with you.

Thank CarolHigdon
Huntersville, North Carolina
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great BBQ, great service. When you enter there is a map for how far you traveled to Old Hickory, make sure you stick a pin in it. Ask for both types of BBQ sauce and mix them together for a special taste, you will not be disappointed here!

Thank Frank B
Owensboro, Kentucky
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fast friendly service. Pitmaster BBQ winner over 50 other restaurants. Great food. Dining room is spacious. Varied menu has something for everyone. I highly recommend their Burgoo.

Thank Earlene S
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I love the history and story behind this place. The sixth generation is still serving up some tongue slapping delightful BBQ. I had the chopped pork and my son had the sliced mutton. Both had a good flavor, the extra sauce was served warm. Be careful with the bottle, it comes out freely. Fries were hot and fresh, the cole... More 

Thank Jayme B
Hickory, North Carolina
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband grew up in Owensboro. We were in town for a high school reunion. Of course we went to his favorite BBQ place. This was my first time. I loved to pork BBQ sandwich and potato salad! He had his favorite, mutton. We really enjoyed our meals! We will be back again the next time we visit Owensboro.

Thank MLManis
Sebring, Florida
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

They may not have a buffet but a plate is all you want,,bean soup and cornbread,,old stye fries,,even have a big room for your events,local

Thank Mickey39_11
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was pressed for time, and prioritized our order to be (1) sliced mutton sandwich with pickles &onions on side, and (2) half-rack of pork ribs with sauce on the side. No sides. We had eaten mutton at the competing Moonlite the prior week, and wanted to compare with this equally well-known landmark. First thing I noticed is that Old Hickory... More 

Thank frethog
Austin, Texas
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104 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family dined here on Saturday....I wish someone had told us to order our BBQ sliced. The default position is what they call chopped.....growing up in Alabama we would have called it minced. The pork is ground very fine (probably in a food processor) and mixed with sauce. Two of my daughters (generally) eat BBQ without any sauce....so they were... More 

Thank Dad05
Jeffersonville, IN
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had been told for years, this is the BBQ the locals eat as opposed to the more famous BBQ spot. I am a firm believer is eating where the locals eat so i was excited about eating here. Old Hickory BBQ is quite good. I had the BBQ rib dinner which consists of 3/4 LB of ribs(including the bones)... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 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, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
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?