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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 - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

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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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

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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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016 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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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

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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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016 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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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

If your're looking for good bbq, look no farther. This is where the majority of the locals go to get bbq. By far the best in town. Your welcome to sit down in the restaurant or take out (I recommend). They'll hook you up with anything and everything you need for an amazing meal. Highly recommend. I believe the owner,... More 

Thank alexhL212UW
Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

Western Kentucky is home to Black Bar-B-Q, a molasses based sauce often served on mutton. There are two main places to get black bar-b-q in Owensboro. Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn is often praised for their sides, but Old Hickory is praised for their meat. Get the chopped mutton. Get the Ribs. Get it all. And get a jar of Sweet Heat... More 

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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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?