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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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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
Food was amazing as always

My boyfriend and I booked to come here for lunch. We arrived early and say by the bar to have a soft drink. I had a cloudy lemonade which was served in a jam jar, really nice. We were seated and after having a look at the menu we decided to have the sharing platter. When it came we were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
Emzo77
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Mold
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Mold
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 NEW

My boyfriend and I booked to come here for lunch. We arrived early and say by the bar to have a soft drink. I had a cloudy lemonade which was served in a jam jar, really nice. We were seated and after having a look at the menu we decided to have the sharing platter. When it came we were... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

We visited after hearing many great reviews, we weren't disappointed, the atmosphere was great and the food was good. Booking in advance is a must.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Booked a table 2 weeks in advance and so glad i did the place was packed. Its a really lovely looking place on arrival asked to get drinks at the bar while table was ready, thought the cocktails were a little pricey so decided not to try (had a beer) free water at the table had the mixed meat thing... More 

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Cheshire
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99 reviews 99 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Hickory's is an ever reliable choice, although not always easy to get a table without booking. Both the food and service are consistently good.

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Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Each time I go to Hickory's, I'm always beyond satisfied. Whether this be with the generous portions, or the impeccable food itself. Great all times of the day - I especially enjoy the breakfasts!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Visited here on a Saturday evening after booking a table online and was a fantastic experience from start to finish. Friendly service at the bar and at the table, food arrived fairly quickly and tasted amazing! We both ordered the burger with bacon and pulled pork and it was probably the tastiest burger I have ever eaten. Onion rings were... More 

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Dined at Hickorys Smokehouse for Saturday evening Tea then again for Brekky Sunday morning,food is Excellent,Ambience and Atmosphere of the place is top notch,Staff very friendly,Great choice of American style Beers and all set in Lovely surroundings by the River,all round Fantastic Dining experience,will definitely be returning.

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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Visited this place while on a city break. Stumbled across it by chance on a Friday night. It was very busy and we had not booked. We were told we would have to wait 1hr 45mins for a table. We had a drink in the bar and were given complimentary popcorn while we waited. Around an hour later we were... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We stopped at Hickory's whilst walking the dog for some breakfast. It was a lovely morning so sat outside. We were very welcomed by all the team and had a lovely breakfast. They offer very good choice, in the typical Hickory's way. My milkshake was awesome.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Always seems to be very busy and you usually have to book in advance. Food was great and the waiter was happy to help and suggest things. We all enjoyed our meals and I'm looking forward to going again soon as there are not many places around that do this sort of food.

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?