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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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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
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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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
Great food and service

This restaurant is in a lovely location-when you find it. This was our second visit in for years and it's actually improved since last time. Couldn't get a reservation over a week in advance, but turned up and spoke to a member of staff outside who was really helpful and despite the estimate of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
djdavemo
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Birmingham
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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Birmingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is in a lovely location-when you find it. This was our second visit in for years and it's actually improved since last time. Couldn't get a reservation over a week in advance, but turned up and spoke to a member of staff outside who was really helpful and despite the estimate of 45-60 minutes wait, we were seated... More 

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Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We ate here with a 3year old and 5year old and it was perfect. Right on the river the location is great. We were welcomed with popcorn and the children were introduced to the area just for them, with a TV, books and games. We could see them easily and so were able to relax while we waited for our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Taking the 5 year old grandaughter for the first time she loved it in her words it was delicious.x as always the staff were brilliant.really looked after us even though a very very busy bank hols.thanks a again hickorys.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Always a must visit when we go to Chester. Superb choice of food, welcoming, friendly staff that in our experience go out of their way to make your time there special.

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Love this place! You can sit outside if the weather's good (overlooking the river) but I love the booths inside which are pretty private. The free salted popcorn is a little bit different as are the homemade sodas which are served in jam-jars. The food is very good and although I'm vegetarian there's plenty of choice. It's a nice, relaxing... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Visited on Sunday 31.8.15. We were on a weekend away and had pre-booked before leaving Essex. Could only get in at 4pm or 10pm so went for the earlier slot. We were forewarned that we would have a 1hr 30min time limit. We were a group of 4 and can all say we had never seen so much meat on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

arrived 5 mins before time of booking told the table was being prepared,by we all got drink at the well stocked bar the table was ready.the food and service was excellent .It is no wonder you have to book well in advance,we will definitely be back.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

There is only positive things to say about this restaurant Wonderful location beside the river Breakfast brunch lunch and dinner menus ...and the food is delicious The staff are very very helpful and genuinely seem to hope you're enjoying yourself Prices are reasonable for both food and drinks... And they serve cocktails!! Would happily recommend and look forward to going... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Me and my boyfriend visited Hickory's on the Sunday of the August bank holiday weekend. The restaurant was very busy, but luckily we had booked a table. Would definitely recommend booking! The staff were very welcoming and all were friendly and attentive. Couldn't fault the service at all. There is a great choice of food, and something to appeal to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Visited here a few times, nice outdoor area with great cocktails, the food is very nice if you haven't got an appetite then don't bother! The amount of food you get is mental! A definite if you like a meat feast. Overall nice place will be returning.

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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, Steakhouse, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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