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Hickory's Smokehouse

The Groves, Chester, England
01244 404000
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Ranked #16 of 385 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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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

We'd booked an early afternoon table knowing how busy they get. Food is amazing, we'd travelled over 60 miles to spend time in Chester and specifically to eat here. Service is speedy and efficient. The menu is extensive, we ordered the smoke house platter (you get an amazing taste of everything). There is a good range of beers, domestic, European... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW via mobile

After hearing of good reviews I was expecting an American type experience of classic usa food, definitely not the case. Service was slow, only had one visit from waiter and that was to deliver the food so ran out of drinks and had to go up to bar to chase the bill after waiting for over 20 mins for no... More

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

What a delight, first time in this type of establishment and can only say, wow!! what a way to serve a steak, it was fantastic, The flavours of the Cajun sauce over a flame grilled steak were sensational. Would highly recommend to anyone. Staff were really courteous which added to our enjoyable evening. Book in advance as its a popular... More

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Chester, England, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

Superb location with excellent menu and an amazing range of bourbons. Staff are knowledgeable and attentive and the faire is of high quality at reasonable price. The simple fact that it is all but impossible to eat here without booking is testament to the popularity of the restaurant. Held my wife 50th birthday party here and have absolutely no compunction... More

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Chester, Cheshire, UK
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Despite the pre-booked table, we still had a 60 minute wait, but it was worth it. Great food, great service and wonderful atmosphere. Staff were very attentive and the appologies for the delay in getting us sat down came without prompt. Lovely selection of cocktails and drinks with much to please the taste buds. The food was well presented and... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

been again to Hickory's and it never fails to impress. It is always advisable to book, even mid week it gets very busy - that tells you it's good. It is situated by the River Dee so it is really nice to grab an outside table in Summer, but inside is nice too. They have a good selection of draught... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Love this place. Great food, attentive friendly staff and good atmosphere. What more could you ask for. Bare in mind it is best to book in advance to avoid disappointment as it is very popular.

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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Been here a few times now and never been disappointed. We had popcorn given to us while we wait which was great. Drinks are great also . Always very busy which is a good sign. If you were to visit in the evening I would suggest booking before hand. Lovely location by the river to.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Loved it! So does everyone so best booking in advance. Great location right by the river Very cheerful attentive staff Fantastic daily offers Good portions Great quality food They even give u free popcorn while u wait

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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Always good food and excellent service from friendly staff, We eat here often and never had a bad meal, the pulled pork and ribs are delicious.

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