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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
09:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 09:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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Lexington, Kentucky
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very quaint atmosphere with exceptional food. If you like BBQ, this is a must stop! The server, Gerri, was nice enough to let me try the mutton before I ordered and having never tried it before was pleasantly surprised. Amazing flavor and consistency. Very tender and flavorful! Had she not gone out of her way to let me try it... More 

Thank TravelingHaze
Louisville, Kentucky
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recent trip to Old Hickory for chopped mutton very disappointing. something seems to have happened to the old product we loved. New product sweeter, soggier, less meat, more mush.

Thank sward0111
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are just looking for food that's been transferred from a can or bag to a steam table...here's your meal. A flagship restaurant that has impressed millions has not adjusted or improved to the compliment of people or changing styles of the times is not my place to visit. Even for a casual meal. Meat are not seasoned, vegetables... More 

Thank McCellus M
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33 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to old Hickory as we were told it was the best in town. We all had the combination with 3 meats. Once again the chopped mutton was excellent. The sides were very good. I wouldn't say it was the best in town but equal with the other big name.

Thank KiwiinFL
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

food and the service was great . Other people in restaurant looked like they were enjoying there dining

Thank Robert E
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

Old Hickory has the Best Bar-B-Q in Owensboro, Ky bar none. An intimate atmosphere with friendly and courteous staff.

Thank Barry T
Evansville, Indiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We love this restaurant. The barbeque is the best. Especially love the sliced pork. The banana pudding is also excellent. Friendly people and good service.

Thank Susan V
Rockport, Indiana
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Good food. Only problem I saw was a worker waving serving spoons up around her hair and than resting the spoons on her shoulders.

Thank kafield63
Owensboro, Kentucky
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Ask anybody in Owensboro where yo find the best barbecue and they'll tell you Moonlight or Ole South or Old Hickory. They are all really good for the meat and other sides but Old Hickory has the smokiest tastiest meat and sides of them all. Take a date, take the family or take your friends. It's all good there. You... More 

Thank Shawna T
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Great bbq, soups and sandwiches! They will custom smoke meats for you even if you bring in your own! Buy the burgoo and take home gallons. You can't go wrong here! Every thing is delicious. This is where you go every time after hitting Moonlight once.

Thank Jason C

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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?