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“Excellent place to eat in Chester” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hickory's Smokehouse

Hickory's Smokehouse
The Groves | Souters Lane, Chester CH1 1SH, England
01244 404000
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Ranked #14 of 392 Restaurants in Chester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $29
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Dessert, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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“Excellent place to eat in Chester”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Great place to eat, very friendly staff and the food was excellent value for money. Fast service and clean restaurant by the river.

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“FAB!!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012 via mobile

Very impressed by everything! Atmosphere was good, staff were very friendly and the food was scrummy. Portion size was good although my husband's pride was dented when he couldn't finish his xxxl burger! Good kids menu too. I highly recommend a visit.

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“always a pleasure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

We visit Hickory's every time we go to Chester and it is always great. As we are always absolutely stuffed afterwards and never feel like going out and having a drink, we decided this time to go on Sunday lunchtime instead of Saturday night. Good choice. We didn't book as we didn't think it would be busy, but it was. We managed to be seated however, overlooking the kitchen, which was a different and made a nice change. Great service, great food, we will be back next time we're in Chester!

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    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“"Food Glorious Food...."”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012 via mobile

Our son had the ribs... He's only 9 but had an adult portion!!! Way too nice to have anything smaller!!!! Me and my husband had beef in BBQ sauce..... W O W!!!!!! But even better than that BAKED ALASKA for afters ........ OMG total heaven!!!!! The staff were so friendly and the "hidden" doors for the toilet were brilliant!!! This place is highly recommended

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“AMAZING!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Hickory's is tucked away in the centre of Chester by the river, meaning the restaurant has fantastic views! The atmosphere in the restaurant is great, and the decor is so authentic you almost feel as though you are in America! The restaurant has seats inside and outside by the river.

The service is excellent, although it is wise to book a table in advance before you go! We were shown to the bar while we waited for our table. The bar is American sports themed, with a lively atmosphere!

We didn't have to wait long for our table, and we were allocated a booth. Although the restaurant was busy, the booth seemed quite secluded so we could enjoy our meal in peace.

The menu is very extensive and caters to everyone. Best of all, the prices are very reasonable, especially considering the quality and quantity of the food! The portion sizes are un-believable and the tastes are amazing!

Overall I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who likes American bbq type food! It is truly amazing!



    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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