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Hickory's Smokehouse

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Barbecue, Central American, Gluten Free Options
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The Groves | Souters Lane, Chester CH1 1SH, England
01244 404000
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I always enjoy coming to Hickories for food. The breakfast is exactly what you need to start the day off the right, the pancakes are so fluffy and aren't bland like most places. The lunch and dinner menu are perfect, plenty of options for vegetarians even though it is a smoke house. The food is so full of flavour and... More 

Thank Steph R
Stirling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We always visit here when down from Scotland, always look forward to it, food is fab as are the drinks and service.

Thank shortbreaker99
Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Couldn't fault a thing. Great service, great food. Great atmosphere. Went with girlfriend, she had chicken skewers which she enjoyed and I had the steak which was cooked very very well specially considering it was medium rate which is quite difficult to get right and it was also very busy! Would definitely go again.

Thank Shanecybowicz
Newtownards, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went with the two kids, we all loved it! Sea bass...beautiful! and well cooked and sweet potato fries delicious!! Special thank you i to waitress Sara was very friendly and attentive! Highly recommend to any1! Brill.

Thank sharonfamily12
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food, great service, good atmosphere. A must for families, couples and friends! Only downside is you have to normally book weeks in advance but that in itself speaks volumes!

Thank Katie R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Food is very good & good portion size. Highly recommend the sizzling with pepper sauce. Also ordered the empire stack. Our waiter was very friendly and helped us choose our dishes (thanks Leo for the advise and making us so feel so at home) Will definitely tell our friends to visit

Thank nicki
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited yesterday for lunch . Food is fantastic. Free bottled water and popcorn x great atmosphere . Staff very friendly .

Thank sharon b
Norwich in England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great location, found on the Saturday night and went back on the Monday night too. The king ribs were luscious and so was the brisket. Sat outside under the heaters with lovely soft throws on our laps. Lovely views overlooking the river at the lights and people watching. Great inside too, very interesting decor lots of spice bottles all over... More 

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Glasgow, Scotland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I went for an early dinner on a Thursday night. Having tried to book online and by phone we were advised just to turn up as there were tables available for 'walk-ins'. We did this and were immediately offered a table in the Sports Bar area. Initially we were the only customers in this area which was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great meal here! On arrival, we forgot how busy this place could get; we were told a hour's wait. We were happy to sit in the sports bar area, watching all the cocktails and smoothies being made. Our six year old was given a free sample of a milkshake by the friendly barman, while munching on the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $23
American, Bar, Barbecue, Central American, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?