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Hickory's Smokehouse

Certificate of Excellence
American, Bar, Barbecue, Central American, Gluten Free
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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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Anglesey, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Was really looking forward to eating here after seeing the website and the menu but it was such a disappointment. I have NEVER been in such a noisy family restaurant before, even with our own four children along. We couldn't hear each other speak, which stopped any attempt at conversation. The background music just made the din unbearable. I came... More 

Thank Lapio2015
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stopped her by chance when driving around. The atmosphere was great as you could see the food being cooked. The service was good and the homemade lemonade excellent.

Thank deborah050
Chester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Arrived on spec with people of a "certain age" .... Tall handsome gentleman waiting on was superb & could see one on our party had difficulty walking & ensured our party were immediately seated outside in nice spot & all other staff were very, very attentive, nothing was too much trouble, many thanks for a lovely experience & would highly... More 

Thank Den29y
Wrexham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely love this place! I had to change my booking time three times and the staff were very helpfull, no problem at all. The staff were extremely helpfull and friendly and the food was most excellent. I'd recommend this place to anyone and everyone.

Thank Mark B
connahs quay
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great breakfast and would visit again! Cloudy lemonade to die for!! Service a bit slow but race for life was on and the manager did come over and apologise!

Thank thebarron2007
Marsa Alam
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is really popular and has a great buzz about it. Food was great and we particularly enjoyed the Sam Adams that went with it

Thank ianjfnixon
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If food was the sole experience of dining then Hickory's would easily satisfy a hungry stomach. But the rest of the body doesn't want to sit around in the 30 degree, loud atmosphere that is Hickory's. The staff's lack of attention outside of drink ordering should not be held to fault due to the inability to focus on anything other... More 

Thank Joanne D
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This restaurant was recommended by my brother who highly recommends it. There was 10 of us including kids. There's a little room for kids to play in and kept entertained while you wait for your food. The service was excellent constantly checking we were ok and had as 'll we need but not to intrusive. Would recommend this all

Thank Shells79
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78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The best restaurant in town! I eat there several times and had different dishes. Very busy during the races and it is better if you a reserve a table! The breakfast wasn't super as the other dishes but worth it.

Thank irene4them
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We travel from Leeds on a regular basis to dine at Hickorys. The food is always fantastic and my husband always opts for Brooklyn to drink. Asked for Brooklyn last night and to our horror they've stopped selling it - it's too popular and expensive apparently!!! Rethinking our Chester trips now unfortunately

Thank Laura C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $25
American, Bar, Barbecue, Central American, Gluten Free
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
Scenic view, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups
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?