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Ole Hickory Pit Bar-b-cue

6106 Shepherdsville Rd, Louisville, KY 40228-1024
+1 502-968-0585
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good13%
  • Average8%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible0%
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“potato salad” (4 reviews)
“old hickory” (2 reviews)
“dry rub” (2 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
6106 Shepherdsville Rd, Louisville, KY 40228-1024
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

I go way out of my way to visit BBQ places in Kentucky. This was my first time at the Old Hickory Pit Bar-b-cue. It was OK but lacked the deep smoky flavor that I'm used to. The sides were OK but not the most...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 19 September 2016

I have been to this barbecue restaurant many times over the years. It is the real deal. If you catch the owner at the right time, he will take you out back and show you the barbecue pits built into the ground. The barbecue is...More

Thank Tippecanoe1841
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I was in Louisville for work and had to have me some Kentucky BBQ. This place did not disappoint! I had the BBQ Pork sandwich plate on Texas toast with potato salad, macaroni, and coleslaw. I wouldn't get the coleslaw again, but everything else was...More

Thank Swit0028
Reviewed 22 April 2016

I took two friends there because I saw this restaurant featured on the Andrew Zimmern show Delicious Destinations on the Travel Channel. I went excited to taste the mutton although I am not a big fan of Bar-B-Cue. The mutton sandwich had so much dressing...More

Thank JPP40059
Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

This is the best. My husband and I love to order the rib tips and shredded pork sandwich. All the sides are to die for. It's like eating at your family bar-b-cue. Yum! Oh and the service is superb!

1  Thank Alicia S
Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visited Ole Hickory Pit for a quick lunch. I ordered the 1/2 chicken dinner with potato salad and green beans. The chicken was moist with crispy skin. It was not lathered in sauce which is always a plus. Not sure if...More

Thank Melinda J
Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

I have dined around the world so a 5 star rating is relative to the cuisine. As far a BBQ goes these guys have it down. You won't be disappointed and the staff is always friendly. Make it a stop if your in the area....More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 15 April 2015

We ordered a large assortment of meats and sides. Almost everything was perfect. We did not eat the corn cake as they were cooked too long (hard and dry). The meats were moist and well seasoned. Brittany was very patient with our group and help...More

Thank Ann C
Reviewed 10 January 2015 via mobile

I usually get my food to go here when Im working very long hours at ge. very nice people working here. good home-cooked foods. legit hickory smoked foods too.. ive had the chicken amd lamb meals both awesome. ill keep returning for my lunches!! love...More

Thank Amanda C
Reviewed 3 December 2014

Their Smoked ham and BBQ pork is purely delicious. The service was excellent, fast, and all done with a sincere smile and delightful personality. Highly recommended!

Thank Andre G
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 8 - USD 14
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
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Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6106 Shepherdsville Rd, Louisville, KY 40228-1024
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville
  • Phone Number: +1 502-968-0585
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Originally from Paducah Kentucky, our family's Bar-b-que tradition started in 1941. Now on it's 3rd generation, Ole Hickory Pit still cooks fresh (not frozen) meat the old fashioned way with real wood logs. While others use methods to "flavor" their meats such as with MSG, Liquid Smoke, Charcoal Chips, artificial flavoring and coloring... we only use natural wood logs, lots of patience and a touch of love. Our pork shoulders may simmer for approx. 15 hours while the tender pork spareribs may slow cook for 6-8 hours. From mamaw Mable's Potato Salad made fresh from Red A Potatoes to dad's smokey BBQ Beans, our homemade side orders are cooked right here in our kitchen using the same family recipes that started it all. Swing on by for a good down home bar-b-que. Make sure you bring an appetite!