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Old Hickory Pit Bar-B-Q

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$$ - $$$
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338 Washington Ave, Owensboro, KY 42301-5450
+1 270-926-9000
09:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 09:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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Melbourne, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 

Thank ChasD48
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wanted another BBQ experience while in Owensboro. Had good service and enjoyed the BBQ Pork along with all the fixins.

Thank Thomas W
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79 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

Thank Hannah R
Evansville, Indiana
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136 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

Thank Heath G
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank gregoryc289
Owensboro, Kentucky
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was very dissapointed. No one at my table would even finish our meal. We had pulled pork and chicken.

Thank rickyidlett
Lexington, Kentucky
Level Contributor
35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very quaint atmosphere with exceptional food. If you like BBQ, this is a must stop! The server, Gerri, was nice enough to let me try the mutton before I ordered and having never tried it before was pleasantly surprised. Amazing flavor and consistency. Very tender and flavorful! Had she not gone out of her way to let me try it... More 

Thank TravelingHaze
Louisville, Kentucky
1 review
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Recent trip to Old Hickory for chopped mutton very disappointing. something seems to have happened to the old product we loved. New product sweeter, soggier, less meat, more mush.

Thank sward0111
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

If you are just looking for food that's been transferred from a can or bag to a steam table...here's your meal. A flagship restaurant that has impressed millions has not adjusted or improved to the compliment of people or changing styles of the times is not my place to visit. Even for a casual meal. Meat are not seasoned, vegetables... More 

Thank McCellus M
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34 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Went to old Hickory as we were told it was the best in town. We all had the combination with 3 meats. Once again the chopped mutton was excellent. The sides were very good. I wouldn't say it was the best in town but equal with the other big name.

Thank KiwiinFL

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?