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Old Hickory Bar-B-Q

338 Washington Ave. (Frederica St.) Send to Phone
270-926-9000 | Menu
Barbecued mutton and burgoo are Western Kentucky specialties and no place has better versions than Old Hickory Pit.
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Old Hickory Bar-B-Q Restaurant Review

: Owensboro is the epicenter for Western Kentucky style barbecue, which makes a specialty of mutton. This may be an acquired taste, but if you have it, make a bee line for the old Hickory Pit, where you can have the pungent meat served up pulled, chopped, sliced or even in a plateful of tender, fatty ribs. Burgoo, a meaty stew traditionally made with whatever the hunters brought home (squirrel is usually omitted these days) and whatever vegetables were growing in the garden (okra lends body) is also served here. For the less adventurous, pork, beef and chicken barbecue plates are also first-rate. Barbecue beans, slaw and a very popular mac ‘n’ cheese are among the sides. Fruit cobblers are the specialty desserts. No alcohol. Wood paneled dining rooms lend the right touch of rustic charm, and the servers will call you “Hon.”

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A total disappointment
by Atomoboy on Wed Sep 26, 2012 3:46 pm
After recommendations from locals and online reviews, we ate at Old Hickory Pit BBQ. Our first clue that the meal wouldn't meet our expectations was that it lacked the familiar smokey odor of a BBQ restaurant. There were no smokers or a pit visible, just a steam table. I went with pork ribs, chopped mutton and fried catfish. For sides, I went with onion rings and mac and cheese. The catfish and onion rings were clearly frozen both in taste and appearance. What kind of BBQ joint uses frozen onion rings? But it get's better. The table next to us ordered a slice of pie and the waitress returned to say there was none thawed. Frozen pies, too? Ooh boy. As for the catfish, a frozen filet that tasted like river water. The pork ribs were tender but terribly under seasoned. The mutton was good but a bit too watery and mushy for my tastes. The mac and cheese was nothing special. The most appalling thing is that the menu offers meats "from the grill" for fifty cents extra. Fresh costs extra? Never again for me. A fast food burger is probably a better choice.
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