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Hickory's Smokehouse

The Groves, Chester, England
01244 404000
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Ranked #16 of 389 Restaurants in Chester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Preston, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Last time we wanted to eat at Hickory Smokehouse we didn't books so decided the wait for a table was so long we went elsewhere.So this time we booked for a Monday night and it was so busy but shown to our booth within minutes.I would have prefered to sit in the main restaurant as we were next to the... More

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neston
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Yet again another amazing meal at Hickorys, you just can't fault it. Great food the staff are always friendly. All I can fault is if you sit outside under the cover of the wind blows all the leaves fall on you.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I have to agree with some of the reviews on here. I went to Hickory's for the first time the other evening, and although I can't fault the service, the food really is over-rated. The ribs were pretty average, with little taste and hardly any proper meat on. Wings nice, and pulled pork with the beans, but chips very basic.... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Have eaten here a few times and it's fab, always have to book or be prepared to wait for a table as it's always busy! Food is great and the cocktails are very good! :) want to try breakfast here soon!

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Peacehaven, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Lovely choice of food here, right on the edge of the River Dee. Have been twice and the food has been good both times. Pre-book well ahead of time to avoid disappointment.

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Whitchurch, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

We have visited Hickories a few times but our last visit was for breakfast before a busy day shopping. I had the smoked salmon and my other half had the bacon and maple syrup pancakes, it was great value for money. When we have visited in the evenings it has also been lovely. The staff are great and the food... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

we went to this restaurant inthe afternoon and had a meal we had hog roast as it was the deal of the day it was great it was on a board and you got ribs buffelow wings chips an coldslaw fab

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Norwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

I had researched this place well in advance as I like this sort of food and from the approach and even when we entered the restaurant I was pleased with what I saw. Looking at the menu there is no doubt it gives the impression this place is truly the real McCoy and was told by a member of the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

would highly recommend this restaurant. the food and the service were both of a high standard. the outdoor seating is also very nice and has a scenic view which is enjoyable.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Had a post races meal here and I was really excited to finally get to try Hickory's - as we were a large group we made sure to book the table early (in Feb), and I was really looking forward to the place everyone raves about. I was massively disappointed. Firstly, they could not find our table booking on the... More

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