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Hickory's Smokehouse

The Groves, Chester, England
01244 404000
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Ranked #17 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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Liverpool
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We've been to Hickory's in West Kirby and we were do impressed we went to the Chester one. It's setting us lovely; right on the river. It was a sunny Friday afternoon and we booked a table through their website. When we got there we asked if we could sit outside. The girl on the outside 'front of house stand'... More

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Leyland, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We visited here mid afternoon on a very sunny Sunday afternoon after being impressed by it's location and popularity. We had been to their sister restaurant the night before (BarLounge) but with this place being a little different we decided to give it a go. We put our name on the 45 minute waiting list and went in to get... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Service was very poor; .Kept waiting a very long time before we got a table & then again before the waitress took our order.The food was nothing spectacular--not as good as most 'pub grub'. Very disappointed!

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Preston
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Tried this place out after a recommendation from fellow campers at Chester Lakes after not being impressed with the on site food. A brilliant location right on the river and a great atmosphere. After sitting outside for a few drinks we ventured in to eat! The food was delicious and served by fast and friendly staff!! We Had smoked pulled... More

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We were back in Chester at the weekend and walked past Hickorys where we went last year which prompted me to do a review. The location is perfect on the riverside and the atmosphere and the decor is great. The food was great and had we not eaten in the hotel this time I am sure we would have been... More

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Been to hickory'a a few times now and the food, service and atmosphere have always been brilliant! Can recommend the dry rub slab of ribs!

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Chester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We only nipped in after a long dog walk but couldn't resist the onion rings and coffee - both were excellent. Can't wait to go back and sample the full three courses. The atmosphere was great too and we sat outside on a lovely warm evening and said we felt like we were on holiday.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Visited here on a Wednesday night and all seats in this very large restaurant were taken. For meat eaters this place is divine. Huge portions, cooked to perfection. We had the beef brisket, prawns, rack of ribs (half is massive) and the pulled pork. Some of the platters being taken out to other tables looked amazing. Really friendly waiters and... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Having been many times before I was a concerned when I couldn't book a table weeks in advance! We were told to come along and try a walk in table - were surprised to get there and offered a table immediately! Fab! Decides to wait in the bar area and then had another fantastic meal. My only negatives - all... More

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Abersoch, United Kingdom
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13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Have just eaten at Edgar's we were just passing a very busy Hickory's when some friend's called us in for a drink. A great hour ensued in a excellent atmosphere. I had previously eaten an excellent ribeye at their Rhos on Sea outlet so I could appreciate how bbq concept meals were being enjoyed on a blisteringly hot afternoon on... More

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