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“Great food, nice folks” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hickory's Smokehouse

Hickory's Smokehouse
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Ranked #26 of 548 Restaurants in Chester
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $24
Cuisines: American, Bar, Barbecue, Central American
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Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, 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.
Alexandria, Virginia
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“Great food, nice folks”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2013

As a single traveler, I am often seated at the bar instead of table. And while that happened here too, I am absolutely convinced it was because they didn't have tables. Out of nowhere, a wonderful comfortable taller chair was brought out and the barstool taken away. A wonderful bartender made suggestions both for beer and dinner, and even smiled through my American foibles.
While I was there, the bartender brought children around and helped them make ice cream sundaes choosing ice cream, topping, and tasting along the way. It was very sweet.
The food was wonderful and very authentic. I very much enjoyed my dinner, my beer and the great company. I felt welcome and well taken care of.

Visited May 2013
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“Lovely experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2013 via mobile

We hadn't booked as we thought Wedesday wouldn't be too busy, wrong. We were told there was an hour wait to sit inside but we could have the last table outside on the patio. So of course we said yes as we were both hungry. I couldn't say it was a warm evening and I did have a jumper on do I thought ok ill be fine.
We were served very quickly and the waiter saw I was a bit cold so he went and got me a blanket, wonderful idea, we both ordered our food, I did try to get my husband to order the very hot wings but he refused, they have a competition on if you can eat a portion of their hot wings ( not sure what they called them now) within a certain time you get them free. A young man was trying on the next table, but he failed.
Our food arrived and it was lovely, I had a big portion of BBQ wings and my husband had a ribs. We both loved our meal and next time we come to chester we will come back.

  • Visited June 2013
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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“Loved it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2013

I love the decor, atmosphere and food. The ribs are to die for, and I don't normally like ribs!
Didn't want my food to end.

Was really busy, but service was great.

Definitely one on the top of my Chester list.

  • Visited March 2013
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chester uk
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“Tasty”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2013

If you want a different meal then go there,the quality of the food was excellent ,the waiter was one of the best we have had.we had pork that was smoked with beans it made you think you were in the Wild West and try the Brooklyn beer great.

  • Visited June 2013
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“Get ready to lick your fingers!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2013

Decided to go here for some finger licking food (been watching too much man v food). Hickory's did not disappoint. It was a gloriously sunny day 18 June, just a little wait 5mins for a table outside by the river. Ordered buffalo wings wimp style with the bourbon glaze my GOD they were good, then dry rub ribs and my partner had the XXXXXL Roadhouse burger which lived up to its reputation and tasted devine. Service was attentive and smiley and setting was devine, would take lots of friends next time as its a fab venue to tear, share and drink setting eating challenges too. Would recommend highly, this time food won :-)

  • Visited June 2013
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