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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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Families with children
Large groups
Special occasions

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  • 356
    Very good
  • 121
    Average
  • 43
    Poor
  • 31
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Uni interview treat

Went today 4/3/15, treat for daughter after uni interview, first comment was it reminded us of frontierland in Disney, not a bad thing, the food was excellent, all commented how tasty it was, I had hickory burger, wife had pulled pork burger and daughter had half slab ribs, plenty of chips and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Tosh0609
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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1,499 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Went today 4/3/15, treat for daughter after uni interview, first comment was it reminded us of frontierland in Disney, not a bad thing, the food was excellent, all commented how tasty it was, I had hickory burger, wife had pulled pork burger and daughter had half slab ribs, plenty of chips and home made coleslaw, would definitely recommend and will... More 

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Conwy County, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

If your looking for something differant, you wont go too far wrong with the Hickory down by the river in Chester, we were too late to get a booking, so the waitress said we could take a seat by the Chefs bar, watching the cooks at work was really interesting, and making us really looking forward to eating, as the... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

My partner is a huge fan of American style eateries so we decided to give it a try. I had to book 3 months in advance to get a table for two at a Saturday tea time, so was expecting great things. The theme of the restaurant is lovely, with popcorn given to the table and a great list of... More 

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Wrexham County, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

Came here with a friend on Valentine's day absolutely scrumptious food especially the platter lovely place to come for lunch in the week with great staff.

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had heard so many good things about this place so decided to go and check it out for ourselves. To be honest, we were looking forward to it as we don't get to go out together much and so were excited! We booked a table for 9.15 and as we arrived it was pretty busy. The waitress who served... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

My partner and I visited this weekend and ordered the frickles, burnt ends, cheesy chilli fries, the smoked brisket and ceasar salad. We also ordered the NY Float and Buffalo Soda. It was all amazing- great quality and imaginative food, authentic American taste and fast/friendly service. The popcorn was a nice touch, as was the jalapeno mustard on our table-... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Food and atmosphere was amazing. We had the daily deal, which was the ham shank! Generous portions well worth the money. I would recommend to anyone in the area.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Fantastic food! Traditional Texas BBQ food - the brisket was incredible! We hadn't booked so had a choice to wait in the bar or eat at the bar surrounding the chefs station. We sat there and it was great to watch the ribs and steaks being prepared. The Long Island Ice Tea was amazing - we'll be back!

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Visited this amazing restaurant and everything about it is truly awesome. The staff were friendly and knowledgable about the food they serve. The menu offered a fantastic selection of food and I was really spoilt for choice. The food was so good we didnt actually speak much whilst eating it and I can't wait to go again. I've been to... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Being retired & eating out once in most weeks, thought we would give it a try on the steak offer evening.Could not book a table after 5-30 -pm. very popular, felt it was for the younger crowd, a bit noisy, service was good, but both steaks tough.

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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 - 29
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?