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Hickory's Smokehouse

The Groves, Chester, England
01244 404000
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Ranked #14 of 375 restaurants in Chester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Lichfield
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Visited here as passing through Chester & read good reviews about this place. The decor is amazing and the place was buzzing so as it was a hot evening we sat outside. The waitresses were extremely helpful, polite and smiley and made our experience pleasurable. The food came reasonably quick which was great as we were starving. The food I... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Went there on a Tuesday evening, group of 7, very nice setting along the river, weather was beautiful so asked to have a table outside. Waitress was very nice, food was good, I had a steak and it was a nice cut, no fat, came medium instead of rare and you need to order sides on top. Overall very good... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I always wanted to know why there was advanced booking needed to go to a bar and grill. Well my first experience was last night, me and my friends were greeted by lovely friendly staff who couldn't do enough for you and the atmosphere was lovely! We had a drink before we sat down for a our meal. The food... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I came here fore my birthday with my family. Lovely food as always, staff are really friendly. One thing though, I did feel that the music was a little loud and felt I had to shout when trying to have a conversation. Other than that I really do love this restaurant. I recommend the soda's they do especially the cherry... More

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We visited hickorys on Friday 18th July on a day out to chester having noticed it once before on a previous visit ( It was 10am and the place was packed with people ). We decided to call in and book a table for 8pm that evening, the only table available inside was at 5.30pm and they don't reserve tables... More

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Stockport
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75 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

This is certainly one of the 'in' places to go and is thriving. Even on a week day you will need to book in advance if you want to eat between 5pm and 9pm. We walked up without a reservation on a Monday but were told they had nothing for an hour and a half. I felt fortunate to get... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

The smell outside literally drags you in and the food was fantastic. I had pulled pork and it was so tender with no fat. Great service and we did not feel rushed at all. They were very busy but we were never kept waiting. Definitely need to book as many people were turned away while we were there as they... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We were just walking around Cheater and likes the look of the restaurant. Welcome - a very warm and informative receptionist. Informed that tables outside were being cleaned and we could start with drinks at the bar. Bar - nearly everyone asked if we had been served. Well trained staff making sure clients taken care of. I had a double... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Such a great place to eat it looks fantastic very authentic. Ate here with family on a Saturday evening we had a good sized table (2 children with us) waitress was polite an recommended the bucket of bud for me an my brother. I had the brisket which came in a jerry can style tin with bbq sauce. Everyone's food... More

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I went here for lunch with a friend on a busy Saturday after it being recommended and it did not fail to disappoint. We were seated to a table straight away, we were then brought a bag of popcorn and jug of water while we decided what to order -very nice touch I must say. We both ordered the fajitas,... More

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