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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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Called for an early evening meal, pre booked 2 hours prior to meal. Table was ready when we arrived. There is a good choice of smoke house style food but not a lot else, not a problem. Food was very nice, no problems at all. The restaurant is nicely positioned with river views. We would go again when in Chester

Thank A1Tage
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went here Wednesday last week and despite the restaurant being full, there were tables available outside with heaters and blankets. It was a lovely night, quite warm and dry so we took the chance. It was amazing and had such a lovely atmosphere - fancy sitting outside for dinner on a February evening! The service was amazing, couldn't fault... More 

Thank Ruth H
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went here for my daughters 15th birthday - herself and six friends on one table , me and her brother on another. Waiting staff were lovely - both tables great positions . Service efficient and quick, but unhurried and drinks great. Milkshakes especially went down a treat . Some elements of the food let it down - mine was lukewarm... More 

Thank CathS
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited recently with my husband and two teenage girls. We didn't have a booking but the lady who greeted us found us a table despite it being busy and heavily booked (we thought this was a great sign early on a weekday eve!) The menu was extensive and we all found something we fancied. The food was good and... More 

Thank hatti10
Chester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Hickories does amazing burgers for a great price and I highly recommend it. Great for an outing with friends.

Thank Trips0101
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Children's chicken nuggets portion quite small considering it was nearly £5. Burger good but overpriced. Hog heaven on the other hand was huge! Initial interaction with staff not good as we were told that they needed the table back in just over an hour (quite a rude manor) the waitress however was fabulous! Smoothie good but would have liked a... More 

Thank Janet M
London, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

When my dad visits us from China, we always go to Hickory's for a family meal. My favorite is the Louisiana Ribeye steak, which comes with hand cut chips, hot pepper and a peppercorn sauce. They also have a good range of American ales and other cocktails + a sports bar (that is members only). Due to the riverside location,... More 

Thank Yang P
Oldbury, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice restaurant on the river. Had to sit outside as it was so busy so may be worth booking even in the week. Food was nice. Had a small issue with our order and the manager sorted it out straight away. Can't complain!

Thank Chris05170
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went to Austin, TX late last year and had a meal in Texas's most famous / popular BBQ restaurant smokehouse, Salt Lick BBQ so our standards were extremely high going in to Hickory's. However, we were unbelievably surprised at the quality of the smoked, slow cooked meats. I didn't think I'd ever have beef brisket again like I did... More 

Thank Will H
Manchester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've eaten at Hickory's a number of times now and the food is always spot on. My friend and I had starters, mains and drinks last week for a treat. The nachos and Hickory's Burger I had were lovely. For the first time visiting, the customer service wasn't great. There were lots of staff just standing at the tills talking... 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 - $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
Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, 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: +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?