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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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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good22%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“potato salad” (34 reviews)
“mutton” (111 reviews)
“pork” (37 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
338 Washington Ave, Owensboro, KY 42301-5450
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Reviewed 1 week ago

this bbq place has been in Owensboro, ky for decades putting out great bbq. the bbq'd mutton, served pulled or sliced was excellent! the sides at this place were excellent also.... all home made! great pie too!

Thank robk9531
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food not as good as the reviews that I read. Only 2 BBQ sauces offered. Not much taste to either one of them.

Thank bandbheid
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was recommended by a friend, but I was not pleased. I tried the mutton ribs, but there was very little meat to actually eat. Mostly skin and fat. The macaroni and cheese was very good though. The waitress was nice, but very busy. Not...More

Thank goodmel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food is great and reasonably priced . I love mutton when it’s cooked right and they do. Chocolate pie is awesome

Thank Maryan2862
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Old Hickory is the best BBQ in town no doubt. Delicious mutton, pork, pies, you name it. You can do take out or sit down for lunch or supper.

Thank lrtravel13
Reviewed 4 September 2017

This place has real hickory smoked bbq. The chicken is delicious, it is moist and perfectly smoked. The sides were also very good and the service was excellent

Thank John W
Reviewed 2 September 2017

1st: I am not a BBQ expert nor ever claim to be. 2nd: BBQ, to me, is a personal preference ... like the clothes you wear or the music you like or the car you drive. 3rd: I do not consider myself a Foodie ......More

Thank travel_d2026
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Got the plate with three meats so I could try mutton against beef and pork. Beef won. But western KY is known for BarBQue mutton so had to try. Welcoming place with reasonable prices.

Thank thomasRuthL
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Food is delicious. I recommend checking your carry out order from the window because I have gotten home 3 times short of a food order. They will give it to you on your next visit when you call back but I want what I order...More

Thank Beckie47
Reviewed 28 August 2017

We were travelling from the united kingdom and was stopping in owensboro and decided to eat here Being in the meat industry i recognise good meat and well cooked meat and this place is fantastic it was so nice halfway through my 3 meat platter...More

Thank madpartyboy
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21 August 2017|
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Response from copdaddy | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are both tables and booths
23 March 2017|
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Response from William M | Reviewed this property |
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
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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
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