Old Hickory Bar-B-Que

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Only in Kentucky, western Kentucky, to be precise: Old Hickory serves a meal you will find nowhere else.

Mutton is its featured attraction. Smoke-cooked for hours, the meat loses any harshness but retains profound flavor. Cut to order off the pit in thick, heavy slices, it is a concentration of flavor unlike any other BBQ. It is so intense that it can seem dry, which is why you want either dip (a sort of lamb au jus) or spicy-sweet sauce to lube it. Both sauces are presented in warmed squeeze bottles. Or have it chopped, which is something like hash.

Important as the mutton is, Old Hickory’s pits also deliver smoke-perfumed sliced or chopped pork, ribs, chicken, beef, even BBQ bologna.

Fine side dishes include meat-laced pit beans and macaroni & cheese that is like a cordon bleu version of boxed Kraft dinner.

In the same family for generations, Old Hickory has a well-worn feeling with vintage wood booths and tables that have advertisements for local businesses laminated to their top. It’s a locals’ favorite and can get very crowded, especially on weekend evenings. If you are traveling through and want a true taste of the area’s unique way with barbecue, this is the place to go.

What to Eat
Old Hickory Bar-B-Que, Mutton
Mutton
Must-Try
Mutton fairly melts in your mouth.
Old Hickory Bar-B-Que, Macaroni & Cheese
Macaroni & Cheese
Must-Try
Mac n cheese is like the most deluxe Kraft Dinner imaginable.
Old Hickory Bar-B-Que, BBQ Beans
BBQ Beans
Must-Try
BBQ Beans are sweet and meaty.
Old Hickory Bar-B-Que, Banana Pudding
Banana Pudding
Must-Try
Banana pudding is a righteous balance of custard, cookie, fruit & topping
Directions and Hours
closed now
Sunday9am - 9pm
Monday9am - 9pm
Tuesday9am - 9pm
Wednesday9am - 9pm
Thursday9am - 9pm
Friday9am - 10pm
Saturday9am - 10pm
Roadtrips
This restaurant is featured in the following eating tours.
7 stops | 344 MILES | 5 hr 50 min

Covington to Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky

Roadfood Adventures are not just quests for great food wherever the road leads, but an invitation for travelers to connect that memorable food to the land, to its history…

Information
Price
$$
Seasons
Fall, Winter, Spring
Meals Served
Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards Accepted
Yes
Alcohol Served
No
Outdoor Seating
No
Website

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