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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
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09:00 - 21:00
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wanted another BBQ experience while in Owensboro. Had good service and enjoyed the BBQ Pork along with all the fixins.

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Thank Thomas W
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79 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I really wanted to like this place from the beginning, but sadly it was just a miss for me. The restaurant is clean and service is friendly but the BBQ is just average. It wasn't falling off the bone or flavored well. It has a unique BBQ taste that just didn't sit well with me. The decor is very plain... More 

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Thank Hannah R
Evansville, Indiana
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131 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While I enjoy eating at Old Hickory while in Owensboro more often than not I make it my last stop on the way out of town for some sliced turkey (with sauce) take out. The convenience of the take out counter makes grabbing dinner on the go a breeze. I wish we had a BBQ establishment of this caliber over... More 

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Thank Heath G
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was good for the price. I got the three meat combination but wasn't quite sure other than the ribs which other two meats was what, but it was good. It might be good for the staff to offer which meat is where on the plate for those of us who have never had mutton before. I usually like... More 

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Thank gregoryc289
Owensboro, Kentucky
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was very dissapointed. No one at my table would even finish our meal. We had pulled pork and chicken.

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Thank rickyidlett
Lexington, Kentucky
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

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Thank TravelingHaze
Louisville, Kentucky
1 review
Reviewed 14 March 2017

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.

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Thank sward0111
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

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 

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Thank McCellus M
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34 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 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.

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Thank KiwiinFL
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 March 2017

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

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Thank Robert E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 21:00
Monday
09:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 21:00
Thursday
09:00 - 21:00
Friday
09:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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?