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Hickory's Smokehouse

The Groves | Souters Lane, Chester CH1 1SH, England
01244 404000
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Ranked #15 of 390 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
Campania, Italy
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51 reviews 51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

I love this place for its position and for the fabulous taste of the meat they prepare: I really appreciated the beef brisket (12,95 pounds) and the 1/2 slab Kansas (13,50 pounds), but also desserts are worthy.. Last but not least, try passion fruit soda/lemonade! In general, it's not so cheapy, but it's a worthy experience!

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long melford
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63 reviews 63 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

Hickory's had a fantastic atmosphere on our teatime visit as it was raining and from our position sat under canopy one could imagine being on the Mississippi itself with the Blues music playing in the background and the Paddle steamer style boats on the river Dee moored outside. The food itself was very good value with good sized portions and... More

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

I just loved hickory's. we had heard lots about it mostly good so on Saturday lunch time we though we would give it a try. we did not book and only waited about 5 mins for a booth. drinks at the bar are quite expensive. booth was good a television is in each with channel control nice touch. bag of... More

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Frozen North
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

Called in on Sunday evening, we have been here several times before so was looking forward to our visit, unusually quiet but it was Sunday, Really friendly and helpful staff and excellent location as before. Beer very good and well kept, but then disappointing new menu, They have really spoilt it by taking off the popular items. Sadly we didn't... More

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Preston, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

We booked well in advance or our visit (which I would highly recommend you do) and upon arrival were taken through the restaurant to the bar area while our table was prepared. The decor is fantastically quirky and you'll always see something different every time you look. Once seated the staff were exceptionally helpful, offering suggestions and answering any questions... More

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Whitchurch, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

Lovely setting right by the river. Great ribs cocktails and service! Relaxed casual atmosphere. Will defo be going bk a++++++

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

We booked well in advance (highly recommended) and all eleven of us had a really enjoyable experience. The staff are so friendly and nothing was too much trouble for them. Each of us enjoyed our food, the brisket is fabulous! A lively atmosphere in the place and all in all every reason to visit again

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Sandbach, England
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

Fab fast service as usual. Would recommend booking a place online before hand rather than chance on the day as it can be v busy. I do worry that now they plan to build more Hickory's , that they may loose their touch. I hope not. Food is always so tasty. Waitresses helpful. Always return to this delightful place.

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lancashire
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

Very quirky , and certainly a different menu,a great atmosphere an all round fantastic place to eat , service was also great . You have to go if your in the area , the ribs are to die for !

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Fantastic extensive drinks and food menu, something for everyone. Nice setting by the river. Good for groups, couples and families

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