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Hickory's Smokehouse

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The Groves | Souters Lane, Chester CH1 1SH, England
Nearest bus stop 300 yards
01244 404000
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9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Hickory’s Smokehouse is Chester’s authentic American BBQ. Here you can...
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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  • 46
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best Barbecue Restaurant anywhere!

Went on Thursday 28 May for lunch booked for 1:30. The restaurant was very busy. We had the Smokehouse Platter at £35 for two - absolutely loads of food, beatifully cooked and presented. We have had barbecue food all over the world, including meany different restaurants in the USA but nothing has... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
Chizzy45
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Marlborough, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

I booked a week in advance and was told we could have a table for 8:15 pm but would have to vacate the table by 9:45pm. I was asked if we were celebrating and told they would put balloons on the table which I thought was nice. We arrived 5 minutes early and were told to wait in the bar... More 

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

Went on Thursday 28 May for lunch booked for 1:30. The restaurant was very busy. We had the Smokehouse Platter at £35 for two - absolutely loads of food, beatifully cooked and presented. We have had barbecue food all over the world, including meany different restaurants in the USA but nothing has bettered this platter anywhere (we may have matched... More 

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

My absolute favourite place to eat in Chester. I've never once had a bad experience and I've eaten here at all times of the day with parties ranging in size of 2 - 12. Would highly recommend to anybody. Some of my favourite dishes on the menu include the Pulled Pork Nachos, the Big Pig sandwich and the XXXL burger.... More 

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Middlewich, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

I visited this restaurant on Saturday and it was amazing the best food we have ever had , we had the platter and it was just unreal, we even had to book again just before we left, Recommend the cheesy chips !!!!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

This review is for the food supplied at the beer festival, Way below standards, after seeing great reviews about this place, and my close friends claiming it to be good stuff, I followed suit and eagerly awaited having some pulled pork or some kind of the latest meat fad. (Which im more than happy to have, having visited some of... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

The food tastes great, prices are reasonable, the only disadvantage is that its difficult to book a table as its always busy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Loved this place, but it's not somewhere you can just turn up and get a table we booked a month in advance. It was defiantly worth the wait, the food is delicious and the staff are really friendly and will go through the menu if needed. Nothing is too much for them. Also there wasn't a long wait for food... More 

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Runcorn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Unable to book a table and on arrival it was very busy. Bar staff were excellent Front of house friendly The waitresses were ok but clearly stressed !! Food was nice but shame the two meals weren't brought together !!! Sat at the chefs table so was unusual but nice change. Cocktails were expensive but tasty. Overall a nice place... More 

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Selsey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We tried booking a table on line for lunch over the Bank Holiday but they were fully booked. We were so keen to try it out we rocked up on the off chance. We were offered a table inside with an estimated 1 hour wait or we could sit outside and take a chance with the weather and eat straight... More 

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Rhyl, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I have ate here many times. The food is lovely, no complaints on that front from me and the pricing is fair also. However i don't recommend visiting here if you are starving because 9 times out of 10 you will have at least and hour wait

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Groves | Souters Lane, Chester CH1 1SH, England
  • Public Transportation: Nearest bus stop 300 yards
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: 01244 404000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 29
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm

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