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Hickory's Smokehouse

The Groves, Chester, England
01244 404000
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Ranked #12 of 368 restaurants in Chester
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $7 - $32
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Steakhouse
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Transit: Nearest bus stop 300 yards
Description: Hickory’s Smokehouse is Chester’s authentic American BBQ. Here you can enjoy a traditional style of cooking that has its roots in the US, but that we think deserves to be just as popular over here. Our menu offers two styles of BBQ. The southern-style ‘Smoker’ BBQ uses slow, wood-fired cooking in our specially imported American smoker oven. The northern-style ‘Yankee’ BBQ is cooked over sizzling hot coals. Both styles create unbelievably tender, delicious meat and fish.
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English first
Chester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Very enjoyable meal, lovely to be able to sit outside at such a beautiful location. Friendly, efficient service, one minor error from the kitchen was quickly rectified. Tasty food, large portions meant no room for pudding though.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

As per a lot of UK resteraunts a very average experience, poor attentive service, smaller portions average tasting food the only large thing was the price. Decent location though but Doubt we will return.

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York, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Ok, so I must admit, when all our food was served on chopping boards, with little mini metal buckets for sauces, I though "Oh dear, another pretentious restaurant" All was forgiven when the food came. The ribs were perfectly cooked, had huge amounts of meat on them and the sauce was really tasty. The xxl burger my friend had was... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Went in a large group. Service was quite slow as it was busy. The nachos were very good. Main portions too big for me. BBQ meat was tasty.

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Queensferry, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Love Hickorys. The setting by the river is lovely, and I find the restaurant decoration and atmosphere fantastic. Love the little details such as popcorn on arrival. Food great, slightly expensive however deals are available each night of the week. Would definitely return

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Denbigh, United Kingdom
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106 reviews 106 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We went as a group of 15 from work. Unusually they'd provided two separate tables instead of one large one so it resulted in us carrying out some manual labour to rearrange the set-up! However once this was sorted we settled down to a wonderful meal. I has the burnt ends, which were delicious, the pulled pork as a main... More

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Port Sunlight, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Took my other half for his birthday and had the platter for two - a lot of meat! The Kentucky ribs were amazing, really loved the sauce, as was the brisket and the fries were crunchy, just a little over salty for my taste so I was glad of the water on the table. We had a couple of beers... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Having gone to Chester from Liverpool especially to try hickorys u can imagine my shock at myself, my wife and young family being turned away because I had jogging bottoms on!!!! I understand that some nightclubs have a dress code even an expensive restaurant but this Was just a normal restaurant and it was 2pm in the afternoon!! I'll never... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Visited for my birthday in March following recommendations from other people. Was assigned a table that wasn't very comfortable and not suitable for my partner but were swiftly moved and accommodated without any trouble which was appreciated. The service was very good and the food tasty! Cocktails come highly recommended and I would return in the future

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Warrington, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I can't argue with the novelty of visiting hickorys. The man who was on the till as we walked in was very helpful as I had booked online (but for next Tuesday) so didn't have a reservation, luckily it was sunny and most people were outside. We got seated and given water and popcorn and ordered drinks. Can highly recommend... More

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