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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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    Very good
  • 127
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  • 45
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  • 31
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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
Fantastic food and staff

Went on 17 th April 2015 sons birthday - all the staff couldn't do enough for us ,, they had a delay as they were cut off by a utility fault not there own so we had to wait a short while but they gave us complimtarty drinks and snacks . My son loved making a alcohol free cocktail for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
tracysmith1970
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Chester, 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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1,586 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Chester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Went on 17 th April 2015 sons birthday - all the staff couldn't do enough for us ,, they had a delay as they were cut off by a utility fault not there own so we had to wait a short while but they gave us complimtarty drinks and snacks . My son loved making a alcohol free cocktail for... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

We visited Hickorys after a day of shopping for a late lunch. After hearing plenty of good reviews, we were excited to experience the smokehouse. The food was delicious and the staff were lovely and attentive. The american style theme throughout the bar and restaurant is certainly a change and was a great experience to have such a different atmosphere... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Wow, this place gets busy! We sat at the bar whilst waiting for a table. A few good American craft beers to choose from and a polite and enthusiastic bar man. In fact all the staff were! We ordered the sharing plata for two. It had a great selection of BBQ meats and the portion was more than ample. They... More 

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blackpool
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Mainly eaten here in the evenings and has been good in the past but in the cold light of day you can see the place is a little tired and not surprising considering its location and the footfall. We called in at lunch and wanted something light(ish) we had had the catfish before so went with that with gumbo and... More 

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Stone, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Found this restaurant after a day's shopping and a walk along the river, probably the weather had a lot to do with the ambience but whatever had a lovely lunch of ribs and burgers outside by the river. Our waitress was lovely and very accomodating, we would return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW via mobile

The food here was absolutely phenomenal!! I had the frickles and fell in love with them!! And fajitas for main which were really tasty although I couldn't finish them as there was so much food!! Great value! And the staff were really attentive and friendly!!

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Great meals and loads to choose from! Advisable to book for evening and weekends. Small play area with films showing for children. Outside eating area but no play area for children.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

People aren't kidding when they say book - we arrived at 12noon on a Saturday & it was full. Good sign. Quick drink at the bar & we were seated outside in less than 15 minutes. Beautiful day, great service, both thoroughly enjoyed the food - the sausages as a starter were delicious. It's very filling food & incredibly tasty.... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Came here 1 Saturday morning for breakfast … they sat us in a corner booth that looked out onto the river - it was lovely! We had a big stack of blueberry pancakes - amazing! The staff were very polite and attentive … I shall return if Im ever back in Chester.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Rang up in the afternoon for a table, earliest availability was 9.15pm, but we were advised to chance earlier if we wanted. We arrived slightly earlier, ordered a drink and wear seated at a table within 10 minutes. We ordered the smokehouse platter which had most of the meat from the smoked menu. £35 served 2, could have been3. It... 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, Steakhouse, Barbecue

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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