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Hickory's Smokehouse

The Groves, Chester, England
01244 404000
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Ranked #18 of 387 Restaurants in Chester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $6 - $31
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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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March, Cambridgeshire
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We visited Hickory's on Sunday, 7th Sept during a family visit to Chester. We had previously visited in June the previous year. We had reserved a table for 6pm and we arrived on time, to be told our table was not ready due to the previous occupants not having left. When you are a couple it's not really a problem... More

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Wrexham County, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Only down side about here was the wait . The table was booked for 8 but were not seated till after half past . Due to this the staff were very apologetic and gave us a round of free drinks. Everything else was positive the food was great and the staff were all so helpful .

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Chester, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We live in Chester and so have visited Hickories several times for food or just drinks and I have to say it is one of very few consistently good restaurants in town. Others should take a leaf out of their book. We visited most recently with family, who had arrived by surprise on a Sunday afternoon. We didn't have reservations... More

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United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

Visited for the first time and despite booking a table 2 months ago and turning up early we had to wait 20 minutes past our reservation time for our table. However once we were seated the service and most of the food were excellent. The pulled pork nachos and beef brisket were fantastic and I would recommend you try these.... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Myself and my hubby thought we would try Hickory's breakfast as we have never had breakfast there before. We both ordered a full breakfast but it was nothing special for the price (£8.95) so we will just stick to lunch and dinner treats instead! Service as always was great just felt breakfast was very expensive for what you get.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Took my partner for lunch after several people said we must go. Our first day out in weeks and haven't been to Chester for years. It was certainly not a disappointment! Their smoked ribs are fall apart gorgeous. Even tbe burgers were extra special. Throw in the friendly staff, great atmosphere and perfect position on the banks of the river....... More

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We have visited here a few times now and it's always really busy, which is a good sign but be warned you may have to wait for a table. Having said that it is definitely worth the wait. The service here is fantastic, all the staff are really friendly and helpful. The food is amazing, the burger patties are one... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Walk along the river front between the road and suspension footbridge and you can't miss American dining UK style at its best....American BBQ awaits. Motivated friendly staff greet you and get the dining experience going with free offer popcorn and water then tuck into your BBQ hickory style...can I have seconds!!!

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Food was great and reminded me of being back in America, however the service could have been better. We went on a Friday night so expected it to be busy but the service was slow for a restaurant of this size.

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Bourne, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

The best ribs ever and really friendly service. The place has genuine USA authenticity. A lot better than TGI Fridays. A different league.

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