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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%
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“potato salad” (37 reviews)
“mutton” (114 reviews)
“pork” (38 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
338 Washington Ave, Owensboro, KY 42301-5450
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I’m a live long resident and most locals prefer this restaurant for our BBQ fix. The mutton is the meal of choice in Owensboro. Try it

Thank oboroguy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A quick search for BBQ brought up Old Hickory as "one the the best rated BBQs in USA". Probably not for pork, which is NOT pulled pork as the rest of the BBQ world knows it. Sauces we pretty good, but sides (mac and onion...More

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and great service.  John Foreman ,the owner was named the Pitmaster Kentucky Champion by the judges from the BBQ Pitmasters tv show at the annual Big Buffalo Crossing Cook-Off held in Munfordville, Kentucky in 2012.

Thank RichardGaskill
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed lunch here. Arrived early so easy to get a table. Service was friendly and excellent. Barbecue was truly wonderful, with very generous portions and very reasonably priced. If anyone visits Owensboro, this should be a mandatory stop!!

Thank GeorgiaLucy41
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

So this is the 3rd time I have visited Owensboro, and I’ve been at Old Hickory Pit twice. I still regret the time I didn’t came. If it’s your first time trying mutton make sure you ask for a sample first, cause either you love...More

Thank Adan A
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

I was driving around found this place looked at reviews and it was ok. I was seated and it took a bit to get served. I ordered a brisket sandwich and potato salad. The brisket had abc great Smokey flavor but was tough like jerky.....More

Thank Ann M
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

This is my favorite barbq restaurant, it’s family owned and operated. All the meat is slow cooked on their pitts. The potato salad is the best I’ve ever had. No matter what meat you choose you will not be disappointed. Check this place out once...More

Thank Loumose
Reviewed 1 November 2017

The food here is really good. The Ribs, Mutton, and Burgoo here are excellent. The restaurant and take out areas are always clean.

Thank Blue_Samurai8
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

I like different and unusual food so I had tr try the mutton here. Indeed I had the pick 3 plate and had sliced, chopped and mutton ribs. I was disappointed in the chopped mutton as it was soaked in BBQ sauce and frankly you...More

Thank Scot L
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

This BQ place in my opinion, is just ok. Nothing spectacular, not fantastic, just ok. Atmosphere was good and the service was good. Been once and will probably never go back.

Thank Kimberly B
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Response from copdaddy | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are both tables and booths
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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
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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