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Old Hickory Bar-B-Que

338 Washington Ave, Owensboro, KY 42301-5450
+1 270-926-9000
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good22%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“mutton” (125 reviews)
“pork” (44 reviews)
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338 Washington Ave, Owensboro, KY 42301-5450
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had decided not to review any of the three primary barbecue restaurants in Owensboro untill I had been to all of them. That has now happened. An Owensboro friend and I at one and at two of the sites his family joined us Old...More

Thank KentuckianaSwede
Reviewed 1 week ago

I wish TripAdvisor had a "good" option vs going from verg good to just average as I wouldn't rate the food very good but I also wouldn't say it was average. I like that the place is locally owned. The folks are friendly and the...More

Thank Mitch W
Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently stopped by Old Hickory Bar-B-Que for an order-to-go lunch. While ordering my waitress asked if I wished an order of cole slaw to go with my sandwich. I responded that an order of slaw sounded great. When she returned with my order she...More

Thank edeevans1947
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Where the locals have been eating for generations. I have to ship to my adult son in Portland. Also, have to have Old Hickory ribs first meal when he flies home for holidays or frends’ weddings.

Thank Aimee G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

OMG 😮 it is even better than I remembered. We learned that this eatery is not the place “most frequented,” by “local folks,” & had made it our lunch & dinner eatery, years ago. This return trip proved be “EXCELLENT” eating experience, & AMANDA made...More

Thank JpDrumr
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

I ordered 1/4 chicken with onion rings and green beans. Nothing to swoon over. What puzzled me was the 4 half slices of regular kinda stale white bread (like right out of the bag bread) with my meal. I think a roll or even just...More

Thank Angela D
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

This is the best place for bbq in Owensboro. I love the mutton, pulled pork, chicken, all of it. The staff is super friendly and the service is fast.

Thank boobug2017
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Great food if you really want good bbq from owensboro. Been here on numerous occasions never had a bad meal.

Thank Marcus J
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Trip Advisor and word of mouth — we were told we had to go to Old Hickory. After our visit, my question was “Is there more than one?” It seems not. It wasn’t just me; no one in my party was impressed at all. I...More

1  Thank ehlupson
Reviewed 27 August 2018

down home cooking. not a chain restaurant at all. it is where most locals go if they want just bar-b-que and not all the veggies/salads etc at other places.

Thank johnmark123
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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, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, 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
Six Generations of Quality Bar-B-Que: What's Owensboro's favorite barbecue restaurant? Old Hickory BBQ, according to voters in the Messenger-Inquirer's Readers Choice Award! Thanks to all who voted for us! We specialize in Mutton, Pork, Beef, Chicken, Ribs, Ham, Turkey, Burgoo, Chili, Meat Stew, All Sides Available - Hickory Smoked BBQ Custom Cooking and Catering STOP BY 338 WASHINGTON AVENUE IN OWENSBORO TO SEE FOR YOURSELF. WE'RE OPEN 9:00AM TO 9:00PM MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY INCLUDING SUNDAY. WE'RE OPEN AN HOUR LONGER ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY.
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