We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Old Hickory Pit Bar-B-Q

338 Washington Ave, Owensboro, KY 42301-5450
+1 270-926-9000
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good22%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“potato salad” (37 reviews)
“mutton” (116 reviews)
“pork” (39 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
338 Washington Ave, Owensboro, KY 42301-5450
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (365)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 365 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

I've been travelling lots around the south and midwest this year, eating at many BBQ places, and this is probably the worst I've had. It's not nearly as good as all the tourist brochures and accolades make it seem. Watery BBQ sauce, small portions of...More

Thank Matt A
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were there for lunch on a trip to Nashville. We had the ribs and they were so good! Definitely try the sweet heat sauce. It was wonderful! Not too hot either. Couldn't finish our food so we took it with us to the hotel!...More

Thank rab0306
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We don’t have barbecue in Atlanta that comes anywhere close to this! Chicken, ribs and chopped pork were SO good and to top it off every side item we had was over the top as well. The portions of barbecue are very plentiful and the...More

Thank AtlGirl5254
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They had a banner outside stating they had won the Kentucky Pitmaster Award. My expectations were high. Boy was I wrong! We started with onion rings. They were mass produced from a food vendor. Red Gold catsup on the table. Cheapest product on the market....More

Thank Bobbie021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love, love, love their BBQ pulled pork sandwiches. My sisters and I even ordered their takeout for Christmas Eve dinner once, and did not regret it for a second.

Thank thegreatestshowman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Its been a couple of years that I had a sit down meal here, however I know this is what the natives of this city love. Homey, comfy and good plate lunches. I'm not a native of this region, but by all accounts, this is...More

Thank Breed26
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’m a live long resident and most locals prefer this restaurant for our BBQ fix. The mutton is the meal of choice in Owensboro. Try it

Thank oboroguy
Reviewed 4 January 2018

A quick search for BBQ brought up Old Hickory as "one the the best rated BBQs in USA". Probably not for pork, which is NOT pulled pork as the rest of the BBQ world knows it. Sauces we pretty good, but sides (mac and onion...More

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Excellent food and great service.  John Foreman ,the owner was named the Pitmaster Kentucky Champion by the judges from the BBQ Pitmasters tv show at the annual Big Buffalo Crossing Cook-Off held in Munfordville, Kentucky in 2012.

Thank RichardGaskill
Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed lunch here. Arrived early so easy to get a table. Service was friendly and excellent. Barbecue was truly wonderful, with very generous portions and very reasonably priced. If anyone visits Owensboro, this should be a mandatory stop!!

Thank GeorgiaLucy41
Nearby HotelsSee all 13 hotels in Owensboro
Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown Owensboro/Waterfront
690 reviews
2.70 km away
Hampton Inn Owensboro South
421 reviews
2.73 km away
Holiday Inn Owensboro Dwtn - Ohio River
117 reviews
2.77 km away
Super 8 Owensboro
218 reviews
2.83 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Great Harvest Bread Co. & Cafe
70 reviews
1.06 km away
The Briarpatch Restaurant
77 reviews
1.08 km away
Gary's Drive Inn
12 reviews
.99 km away
Nearby Attractions
Smothers Park
415 reviews
2.73 km away
International Bluegrass Music Museum
72 reviews
2.69 km away
O.Z. Tyler Distillery
18 reviews
3.59 km away
Legion Park
35 reviews
2.00 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
21 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Encoreboy | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are
23 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from William M | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see or hear of any coupons. It is really quite reasonable.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing