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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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Owensboro, Kentucky
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant is very family oriented. They have the best food and service. If no time to sit down they have a drive thru and also carry out. They also custom cook.

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Thank angel8124
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Old Hickory is by far the best BarBQ in Owensboro. Moonlight gets a lot of visitors and if you like a buffet then that's what you get. But for the best tasting meat, Old Hickory is the best.

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Thank Dan R
Nicholasville, Kentucky
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198 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are 3 barbecue restaurants in Owensboro that I would say tie for best. Old Hickory is one of those

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Thank Wayne B
Sarasota, Florida
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153 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

No matter what your preference in BBQ, Old Hickory will surely satisfy your palate. Their ribs are my favorite. Whether sit-in or drive through, their service is great with warm smiles.

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Thank Carl0999
Melbourne, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I know that BBQ is a highly subjective and regional cuisine. We read reviews and decided to try this place. What a waste of time and money. My wife had the smoked turkey, potato salad and baked beans. I ordered the chopped pork, onion rings and baked beans. First off, the young waitress was very short with us and inattentive.... More 

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1 Thank ChasD48
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2017

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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92 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 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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1 Thank Hannah R
Evansville, Indiana
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162 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017 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 2 April 2017

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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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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?