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Old Hickory Pit Bar-B-Q

338 Washington Ave, Owensboro, KY 42301-5450
+1 270-926-9000
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good22%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“potato salad” (37 reviews)
“mutton” (118 reviews)
“pork” (42 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
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338 Washington Ave, Owensboro, KY 42301-5450
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time here....pork was excellent as was the beef. BBQ Beans and potato salad were also great! Definitely recommend!

Thank Jay B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

WE have been coming back year after year to this place. It does not have the buffet that Moon Lite has but we love the smoked hickory flavor 😋 They are quick to seat you and quicker getting waited on and served. Come here to...More

Thank Pam2002
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dinner last night. Service was fantastic - food was delicious. Always a favorite. Will be visiting again shortly.

Thank Ken M
Reviewed 11 April 2018

Good bbq that doesn't require any sauce to be delicious, very clean with a good atmosphere and friendly staff

Thank Rusty A
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Old Hickory is a staple for our family. My wife and daughters love the chopped mutton, for me, I’ll have the pork. It doesn’t matter if you eat in or take out, it’s all good!!!

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Reviewed 27 March 2018

When I lived in Owensboro, this was just down the street. We have eaten at this location for nearly all my life. The lack of buffet is the only downside. The meats are spectacular! Plates are plentiful and the service is like family.

Thank creekshop
Reviewed 19 March 2018

Ordered the mutton ribs for myself. Was disappointed to find the meat dry and hard to chew. I liked their sauce and that helped but expected better from them.

Thank JenRae
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

This is my first visit to Old Hickory, but it will not be my last. We had the chopped pork, beef and chicken. Though I was not so keen on the chicken, the beef and pork were great. Bbq had a light smoke and vinegar...More

Thank TirednurseRN
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

If you want bbq go to Old Hickory. If you want veggies go to the other place. Old Hickory has the best bbq

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

I had the pork, green beans and coleslaw. It very good. I plan on returning to this place whenever I am in town. Great prices, good service.

Thank S O
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I didn't see or hear of any coupons. It is really quite reasonable.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
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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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