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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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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children
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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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
Amazing food - what a find...

Working locally and stayed overnight in the Abode hotel (see separate review) visited on a Monday and checked tripadvisor for recommendations. didn't want curry or Chinese so we ( 3 of us) opted for Hickory's as its right up there on best places to eat. And I can tell why its at the top of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed today
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Working locally and stayed overnight in the Abode hotel (see separate review) visited on a Monday and checked tripadvisor for recommendations. didn't want curry or Chinese so we ( 3 of us) opted for Hickory's as its right up there on best places to eat. And I can tell why its at the top of the list, firstly, for a... More 

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Rhyl, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Booked it about a month in advance for my BIRTHDAY(ruined) asked if we could have a booth which we was told cannot be reserved (lied) and got told we can have a small table not a stool table (lied again) as we got there we asked if any booths are free they said no they are reserved??!! it will be... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is the first time I've been disappointed by a Hickory's visit. Food lovely but we were forgotten about several times and had to go and look for staff to place drink orders. One request for a Prosecco took 50 mins to arrive. Disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Seriously tasty food served in style. Really friendly and accommodating staff even for my solo visit. Great bustling atmosphere. Real high quality American dining.

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Wirral, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Booked on the day, told them it was my partners birthday and I arrived to see a balloon on the table, wasn't expecting that. The staff are very pleasant and the food is tasty. Would recommend for those who like American cuisine.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A little too busy and corporate for my liking but the service is wonderful, the beer's superb and they have some of the best smokehouse food this side of Texas. If you like your food BBQ'd, this is for you.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The service is always brilliant at Hickorys. The staff are friendly and always ready to help. The food is tasty and the menu provides lots of choice. The burnt ends are a must! Would highly recommend!

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good service and really good food. Ten of us had booked the evening for a double birthday and the food was really good. My wife wasn't too pleased with hers as she chose halloumi and vegetable skewers but that's what you get for eating veggie. Nothing to complain about as everyone else's was really good. Would recommend the Cajun blackened... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic food and drinks staff very polite and attentive will go back.Can get very busy but that's a good sign.few stroppy people stamping feet if they had to wait but keep calm and smile it's well worth it.

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I just spent the weekend in the lovely city of Chester and our decision to book a table at Hickory's Smokehouse down by the river on Friday afternoon was an excellent one. We were warmly welcomed on arrival, asked if we'd like a drink at the bar first or go straight to our table. We were hungry... More 

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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 - 28
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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