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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, 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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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we booked a weekend away and have seen Hickory's Smokehouse a few times and never tested it on this occasion we did.... Hickory’s Smokehouse is an authentic American BBQ restaurant set on the banks of the River Dee in the historic City of Chester. ....It was busy even for February i would think... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

we booked a weekend away and have seen Hickory's Smokehouse a few times and never tested it on this occasion we did.... Hickory’s Smokehouse is an authentic American BBQ restaurant set on the banks of the River Dee in the historic City of Chester. ....It was busy even for February i would think by the looks of it you would... More 

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Chester, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

It seems 'American Smokehouse' is the new big thing and everywhere is trying to do it. However, no where quite manages it like Hickory's! Huge portions and fantastic flavours. Popcorn whilst you order is a nice little touch too. The ribs are so tender and fall off the bone (something many other places fail to achieve) and the pulled pork... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Couldn't book a table but managed to walk in. Great service and fun place. Good food. The waitress looked after us very well. Pulled pork very nice

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Redcar, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

The review title says it all really. Recently visited with my wife and small (18 months old) son and the staff couldn't have been friendlier. We don't live locally and were in Chester for a short break so got our timings a bit wrong and were a little early (about 20 minutes)! We were seated without any fuss or problem.... More 

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Widnes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW via mobile

First time ever visited the smokehouse. Wasn't sure what to expect, excellent menu with plenty of options for all appetites. We only wanted a "light" lunch so my wife chose 2 starter dishes to have as her meal while I picked from the sandwich options. We was impressed by the quantity we got, ended up not being too "light" a... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

I was skeptical about eating at hickories as I knew it served predominantly red meat and I myself only like chicken, however, they include a gorgeous chicken sandwich/burger on the menu that is to die for! I have visited multiple times (for breakfast and sometimes for lunch) and each time has been highly enjoyable. The service is always very friendly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

I booked a weekend in Chester for my partners birthday. We hadn't visited before so I asked a friend who visits regularly where we could get some tasty food. She text back straight away and told us we have to visit Hickory's. We found it straight away as it is in a central location with beautiful views of the river.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

My wife and I have travelled about America and we love to find places to eat away from the usual tourist areas, these are usually locally owned and run giving value for money combined with good American food normally ribs or steak cooked to order I have finally found one in the Uk which is as good if not better... More 

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Birmingham, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We returned to Hickory's and had the Smoke-house Platter. If you have a 'healthy' appetite it will easily do for two although my good lady and I did struggle towards the end... It was very tasty though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We always go here when working around Chester. It is always busy and generally have to wait to get a table. It is well worth the wait. Sit outside in the nice weather overlooking the river. Portion sizes are great, and the meat quality is excellent. We went twice this week.

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Additional Information about Hickory's Smokehouse

Address: The Groves | Souters Lane, Chester CH1 1SH, England
Phone Number: 01244 404000
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Chester
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
Average Prices: USD 6 - 30
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Barbecue

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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 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Barbecue

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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