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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
+44 1244 404000
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Pretty much every time we come to Chester we ate at hicks the service and food are always of a high standard and the cocktails are incredible even the Virgin ones are great. The last time we came we were served by Allanah (pretty sure that's not spelt right sorry!) She was friendly, prompt and polite she's a credit to... More 

Thank Nataliejb91
Banstead, United Kingdom
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134 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Tried to book this restaurant as it was nearby to where we were staying! Fully booked but the staff said they did walk ins! We did walk up to the restaurant and were sat at the bar to wait for a table. Bar staff were excellent, offering us free popcorn and samples of their hot toddies! We got our table... More 

Thank wilsonSurrey
Chester, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is my very first time eating here. I must say from the time I set foot in there I felt very comfertable, staff very friendly, food excellent and service great. A friend recommended that I give the Tuesday a try. What a recommendation. I will be back . Only criticism is that the drinks can get a bit expensive.

Thank Dave H
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Regularly meet friends for brunch by the river. Without a doubt the best spot for waffles and coffee. Spotless restaurant and outdoors, Brilliant staff, always very welcoming and accommodating. Great little entertainment area for children. Highly recommend the Southern Fried Chicken and Waffles...

Thank megan m
Swansea, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I visited the Hickory Smokehouse in Chester on Sunday evening along with my 2 sisters and niece we did not book, and only waited a short time before being seated. The staff were fantastic nothing was too much for them. They were friendly and came across as genuinely interested in what we had been doing during our stay in Chester.... More 

Thank 174ChristineS
Chester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for dinner on Sunday with husband and toddler (2) and couldn't have been happier with the food, service or atmosphere. The staff were friendly and attentive, even though it was packed, and the manager came right over as soon as I mentioned my little boy has a couple of food allergies and helped us through the menu to decide... More 

Thank Pedders901
Buckley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Hickory's is a great place down by the river and is probably one of if not the most popular place to eat in Chester. You can't fault the food at all and the menu gives you plenty of choice to satisfy any craving. If you e never been here before I'd recommend the ribs, and if you're really hungry GO... More 

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

Attended here on a Tuesday afternoon,attentive staff and fab menu. Had the platter which we shared and it was amazing and brilliant value for money. Cannot wait until there is a branch in the west midlands.

Thank Christine M
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41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited here on a sunday afternoon and found this a decent enough place to dine. The customer service is friendly and efficeient and food of a good standard. It is a little pricey but worth what you pay for. I would book in advance as this is a very popular place. I have tried several times in the past... More 

Thank Dave R
Chester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Food and service very good, Gluten Free options, staff helpful with the menu, a bit prices for lunchtime snack

Thank Denis E

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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 - $24
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
Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids
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: +44 1244 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?