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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: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, 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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  • 45
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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
A must!!!

What a great place! Chilled out, relaxing and super friendly atmosphere with a view of the river Dee. Nothing was too much trouble and the food was AMAZING - I had the BBQ pulled pork. Wow! Delicious. We were a group of 15+ and not one of our group could find fault with the food or the service. Due... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 2, 2014
ChelleButterfly
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

What a great place! Chilled out, relaxing and super friendly atmosphere with a view of the river Dee. Nothing was too much trouble and the food was AMAZING - I had the BBQ pulled pork. Wow! Delicious. We were a group of 15+ and not one of our group could find fault with the food or the service. Due to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

I love BBQ and having spent a fair amount of time in different parts of America over the years for work I think I can give a reasonable opinion on BBQ restaurants based on their standard. In short it really isn’t close to that level, however for the UK it’s probably better than anywhere else other than a few select... More 

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Bridgnorth, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

can not fault the service staff cant help you enough, food was amazing had the meal deal so much food for a tenner.... will be back very soon

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014 via mobile

Me and my family taken my mum here for a birthday lunch, we were served promptly and our food and drinks arrived in minutes by the friendly helpful staff! Not one fault, will be returning in the very near future!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

This was a belated birthday meal, service was very friendly. Overall was a good atmosphere, music was slightly too loud but this possibly as we were on a round table that made us a little too far apart - this is a very minor concern. I had roadhouse burger - 2 patties, bacon, cheese, pulled pork & cajun onion rings.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Food is amazing, great atmosphere, lovely staff and not too pricey! Will definitely be visiting again! One piece of advice - prebook a table, it's only small restaurant but very busy!

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Alcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

This place is brilliant. We went here on recommendation from two friends and it didn't disappoint. We shared chicken wings to start and the platter for mains. It was absolutely awesome - cooked to perfection, really tasty, well presented and good friendly service. Highly recommend if you're in Chester but I'd advise to book in advance as we could only... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014 via mobile

I have eaten in 100s of American style restaurants in the UK & before today,although some were very good they still didn't quite live up to the total experience that we had at Hickory's this lunchtime. More than any other restaurant they have looked at the whole event rather than just concentrating on a few details. The service was excellent... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Really enjoyed our meal here, slight twist on the normal american theme, lots of barbecue flavours, rubs and beef. Started off well with some really interesting cocktails whilst we waiting for the table, mine containing chillis, really recommend it but can't remember the name! Starters of Nacho's and Friend chicken skewers was spot on, perfectly cooked chicken and a good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We visited Chester this weekend as part of weekend break given t us by our two daughters & son in laws for Christmas. we were advise that THE PLACE TO EAT was Hickorys... So we went along, to say this place was busy was and understatement... it was Chocco and yet the staff were able to keep on top of... 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 - 29
  • 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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