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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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Owensboro, Kentucky
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

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

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Thank Shawna T
Pecatonica, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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.

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Thank William M
Newburgh, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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.

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Thank xrac
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 

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Thank Adam G
Owensboro, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 :-)

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Thank connien515
Lexington, Kentucky
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After trying Moonlite a month or so ago, I decided to ask the locals what was the best BBQ in the area. I mainly asked because I was not impressed with Moonlite in the least. Everyone I asked said, try Old Hickory. And I did. And it was smokey flavor, juicy BBQ at it's best! Can't wait til work brings... More 

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Thank obergdan
Owensboro, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Locally-owned and operated home of awesome burgoo and bbq this place is always busy a must stop if your visiting

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Thank Christina B
Atlanta,Ga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Old Hickory Pit BBQ is a long time favorite of folks in OWENSBORO KY . Hickory pit BBQ Mutton , Pork and Chicken are just some of their award winning selections. Burgoo and lots of wonderful sides and desserts round out the list of mouth watering favorites. While there is another well promoted BBQ restaurant in town , Old Hickory... More 

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Thank Sallyman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As I stated this is the best BBQ in Owensboro. Hands down. No buffet, but if you want great smokey, sweet BBQ you will not be disappointed. Great for lunch or dinner.

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Thank Norman B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great BBQ and sides. Especially the Ribs, sauce, and blackberry cobbler. Plus the have a drive-thru.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
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, Families with children
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
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?