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“Amazing amazing food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hickory's Smokehouse

Hickory's Smokehouse
The Groves, Chester, England
01244 404000
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Ranked #14 of 376 restaurants in Chester
Price range: $7 - $33
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Steakhouse
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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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“Amazing amazing food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Went as I had never tried before, it was very very busy and were offered a table at the grills on a sort if diner bar but it was far too hot and uncomfortable so we were moved outside which wasn't bad as it was pleasant and not cold. Although the place was very bust out drinks and food dud not take very long and my steak was cooked to perfection. The food was very expensive so it is only a treat for me, understandable because the meat was perfect but the chips were average and my peppercorn sauce had a huge skin on the top. However the staff are amazing and the milkshake s are beautiful!

  • Visited June 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Man V Food. Awesome dude !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012 via mobile

What a find. Total fluke. Met a chap from eBay here to do a deal and ended up eating. It was rammed (busy busy busy), yet the service was incredible. Great staff. It's got a great atmosphere. I sat by the open kitchen watching the organised chaos. It's a taste of Kansas BBQ etc - burnt ends, ribs, pulled pork. It's very good too. I met a lovely couple too who were very chatty & simply had a wonderful afternoon. I can't wait to go back. I give this place 5/5. Unusual for England, lucky Chester and unfortunately nothing like this in Staffordshire. Try it !

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“not too bad.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012 via mobile

food's ok, I'd definitely go back for a burger.bbq dishes are flooded with bbq sauce and i personally dnt like that as u cant taste anything else. staff is ok but not too welcoming. u need to book way in advance.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Gleaston, United Kingdom
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“Amazing.....You must visit!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

Recommended this restaurant by several friends....and we were not disapointed!! As soon as we walked through the door the staff were attentive and helpful. Our order was taken swiftly (but we had enough time to look at menu) Food was prompt and delicous....We shared a starter of 'Burnt Ends' with a side of BBQ sauce - which was consumed very quickly!!! But the best thing was the 'Baby Ribs Mop and Sop' just beautiful, served with a side of fries and 'slaw'....Big portions but we finished it all as we just couldnt leave anything!!! Prices are reasonable and we will definitely be going back next time we are in Chester. Would also recommend requesting a booth when booking!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Every Town Needs One of These”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012 via mobile

Can't add much more than has already been said; just that this place has got it right. Had about as much fun here as you can during a meal for one; ribs were great although the Hickory sauce was actually a little sweet for my taste. But overall, just excellent and was all washed down well with draught Brooklyn Lager.

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