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“Yummy fun food and friendly service”

Hickory's Smokehouse
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Ranked #26 of 554 Restaurants in Chester
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $24
Cuisines: American, Bar, Barbecue, Central American
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Transit: Nearest bus stop 300 yards
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.
Swindon, United Kingdom
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“Yummy fun food and friendly service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2012

Excellent riverside location. Really fun American style food eg chips in mugs or mini-buckets, American flags in the children's burgers. Very popular so book in advance. Interesting menu with some main courses under £10, but much better selection for a bit more; children's menu was better value and really well designed. I had their famous best-selling ribs which were delicious. Bearing in mind how busy it was, we were delighted at how quickly our meals appeared. All the staff went out-of-their way to help us and to make us feel special. And the 'rest-rooms' are quite an experience too. I wish we lived closer so we could go here regularly.

  • Visited October 2012
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“if you like your smoked stuff, this is the place to be”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2012

Situated down by the river this is a great place to have a fun meal with friends and family, although very busy when we arrived, we were asked to find a place at the bar and the staff would come and collect us when a table was available, we were collected by a waitress after about 20 mins and taken to a table, menu's and drinks were provided as well as a large bucket of popcorn to nibble at while we ordered.
lots available on the menu, steaks and ribs were ordered, awesome, great portions and well presented, lots of flavour and steaks cooked as requested, very tender and full of flavour.
Prices are very reasonable. staff are great and lots of them, would recommend this for families and couples and a great place to have a fun night with friends.
Would recommend booking in advance to ensure you dont have to wait for a table as this place does get busy.

  • Visited November 2012
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“Brilliant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

Food is great, portions are huge especially if you order the big rack of ribs. service is great good friendly atmosphere. been here a few times already and will be coming again.

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Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom
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“Good Choice for everyone, very fast food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

We went as a Family of four with a fussy eating Daughter, Great menu and suicide wings are ridiculously hot !!!! Food quality was very good, service excellent but dont expect to be there all night as it is very fast food.

Visited October 2012
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“Excellent place to eat in Chester”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2012

Great place to eat, very friendly staff and the food was excellent value for money. Fast service and clean restaurant by the river.

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