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“Great choice for gluten free.”

Hickory's Smokehouse
Ranked #27 of 555 Restaurants in Chester
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $24
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
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.
Chester, United Kingdom
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“Great choice for gluten free.”
Reviewed November 14, 2012 via mobile

We nipped in for lunch earlier this week for the first time, following glowing reviews from our daughter. My wife was impressed with the separate gluten free menu. The meals were served promptly and well presented, the chips being the best we've had for a long time. Portions were large and reasonably priced. A return visit is defiantly on the cards.

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“Best restaurant in Chester. Great Service”
Reviewed November 14, 2012

Visited Hickory's several times during my 8 month stay in Chester and it was the pick of a good selection of restaurants. Food is great - especially if you like American Smoked stuff. Good selection of Beers on tap and a few TV's knocking about if your into sport. Great outdoor area by the river for the Summer.

  • Visited May 2012
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Manchester, Lancashire
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“Great food, location and overall experience”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

We decided to visit Chester for a day in July for our anniversary and I had come across the smoke house via the internet when looking for somewhere to eat and thought we could try it out.

We visited Hickory's on a weekday afternoon in July and it was a short 5 minute walk from the centre of Chester on the riverbank, the restaurant was not too busy and the staff were really helpful and polite, We were pleased to receive free bottled water and hand wipes on the table and opted to get the smoke house platter along with a side dish of macaroni.

The platter arrived and we were amazed at the size of it and the way it is brought out in metal tins and on wooden boards which was lovely, we did not manage to consume it all but what we managed to eat was delicious, we could not manage a dessert.

The price was good, the staff great, the food delicious and the setting beautiful all in all a lovely place to eat and I hope we can visit again soon.

  • Visited July 2012
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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“Yummy fun food and friendly service”
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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“if you like your smoked stuff, this is the place to be”
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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