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Ole South Barbeque

3523 Highway 54, Owensboro, KY 42303
+1 270-926-6464
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“fried fish” (4 reviews)
“pulled pork” (5 reviews)
“ribs” (6 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
3523 Highway 54, Owensboro, KY 42303
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived a little before 11am and it was very busy. They got us seated quickly and brought our drinks out fast. Staff is very friendly and food was hot and replaced as soon as it was empty. The dining area is pretty cramped but...More

Thank buzz911
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

This is a local owned stop. They have a really good salad bar and the fried fish and chicken are great. The breakfast maybe as good as the BBQ. The bacon is always fried just the way I like it. My favorite spot in town...More

Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

Ole South is know for great BBQ and Friendly service. However, their spotlight meal has to be the Sunday Brunch Buffet, with full country breakfast and their famous hickory smoked BBQ. The only improvement might be found in a wider dessert selection. The food and...More

Thank Scottkimn N
Reviewed 18 December 2017

BBQ was great. It's a little off the beaten path, but well worth the effort. Excellent, friendly service. Wide variety of BBQ, sides and desserts. My only complaint would be the temperature of the side dishes. They were barely lukewarm.

Thank Bill B
Reviewed 1 November 2017

My wife is from Owensboro and we always went to Old Hickory on return visits, but were disappointed the last few trips. We met relatives here instead and had a very good meal. The sliced pork was tasty and the slaw excellent, and our server...More

1  Thank Hoosiercritic
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Stopped in after day of golf in Owensboro. Being from out of town we had previously eaten at the "other" place across town. Had not been to Ole South before. The selection was not as vast, but the quality of food was very good. No...More

Thank Ron A
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Looking for a good Southern hot breakfast and found this place. We had a lovely, friendly server and hit the breakfast buffet bar. It was loaded, biscuits, gravy, fried potatoes, sausage and something the South does know-fried bologna, etc but NO GRITS- this is the...More

Thank LittleLassie
Reviewed 2 August 2017

The food was amazing, the BBQ was great, sides were top quality, my first visit and I was 100% impressed.

Thank 2016RG
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We had been working all day and wanted to ppick up a "like cooked at home meal" so the closes place was Ole South. Bbq chicken and green beans. Smelled great and couldn't wait to gwt home to eat! The chicken was like beef jerky!...More

Thank connien515
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

We went to this establishment on a Sunday afternoon and had their brunch. They had an assortment of food to choose from and it was very good. They had salad and the corn muffins were excellent. They had fried chicken which was delicious along with...More

Thank Scott H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3523 Highway 54, Owensboro, KY 42303
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Owensboro
  • Phone Number: +1 270-926-6464
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