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Hickory's Smokehouse

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American, Bar, Barbecue, Central American, Gluten Free Options
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The Groves | Souters Lane, Chester CH1 1SH, England
01244 404000
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9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Old Colwyn, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

not been to this Hickories before but have been to their other restaurant in Rhos on Sea, basically the same, location is great just on the River Dee, staff brilliant as you would expect

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Thank Ricky P
Warrington Cheshire
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to this place on our wedding day with our 2witnesses and 2sons . They really enjoyed it and so did we so 4 years on , on our wedding anniversary we came back. Food still as nice and lots to choose from. I had the veggie option even tho I'm not a veggie I was for 16years and... More 

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Thank jaiSean7487
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely breakfast and atmosphere great staff. Always topping up coffee although didn't mention price when offering was lovely though.

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Thank Charlotte W
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good relaxed family friendly atmosphere, very good service, an array of BBQ meats and accessories and cocktails. A good way to end the day at the races, if staying in Chester.

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Thank p1ttman
uk
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited for a long lunch break during a day out in Chester. The service was very good, and the choice of food and drink excellent. The food was very good quality, cooked well and served fairly quickly. The flavours were excellent, and for the price the size of the portions was very generous. It was very busy, and booking... More 

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Thank jdmrUk
Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The best meal I have had in a while. We were seated straight away and greeted with a bottle of water and popcorn before we had even sat down. I had onion rings to start, followed by the louisianne hot wings, half a rack of dry rubbed baby back ribs, chips and slaw. Will be returning soon!

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Thank Chris G
Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Always a nice place to visit and easily found right by the river. If you are really hungry try the steak - it's enough for 4 to share! Great food and excellent staff never disappont

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Thank Andrew S
Mold, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The table was ready before our booking at 5pm which was great. On the table was a decorated 'pig shaped' sign with Happy Birthday written across it and balloons attached. They served us promptly and the delivery of drinks took a little while but we did have water on the table to drink in the meantime. The portion sizes here... More 

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped at Hickory's after a trip on the river. Great atmosphere and the weather was good enough to eat outside. Great American style food. Just check the 'Chilli' rating on food though as can be a bit spicy.

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Wednesbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited after going to the races. No tables inside so sat outside, which was ok as warm enough. Ordered 7 burgers and fries, with 2 side orders. The main course we're OK, but the side orders didn't arrive, when we asked for them only 1 eventually turned up. Food ok but service poor.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $25
Cuisine
American, Bar, Barbecue, Central American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?