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“Cheapest but ironically the best!”

Hickory's Smokehouse
Ranked #26 of 559 Restaurants in Chester
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $25
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, 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.
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“Cheapest but ironically the best!”
Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

Me and my fiancé stayed and ate out in Chester for 5 nights. Every meal was very good. Ate at grovesner, kings quarters, Barton rouge, artichoke and smokehouse. Smokehouse was lowest price but arguably the best food and service of all! (Note that the others were excellent experiences but this was above and beyond!)

Brisket is excellent! Marshmallow sharer dessert is a fun novelty idea! Ribs starter - superb!

Will hopefully be visiting again when we return next year!

P.S. book early as they are fairly small and get VERY busy (we waited an hour for table but were advised if this and it is well worth the wait - turn up early and have a drink :)

  • Visited July 2013
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“lovely food and service”
Reviewed August 4, 2013

we only had to wait for ten minutes for a table even though the young girl said it would be 40 mins. We made the most of the sunshine and sat on veranda and no sooner had we sat and we where taken to a table. I had a chicken ceasar salad and hubby had chicken fajitas. I love salad and this was lovely and the sauce was really tasty.my hubbies meal was lovely as well and there was plentywhich meant I had some as well. Staff were really attentive (this may be because they try to get you moving as fast as possible ) but we did not rush as I don,t like rushing my food.i can only say that this place is worth a visit and we will keep going.

  • Visited August 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Sensational food”
Reviewed August 4, 2013

We popped in here on a day trip to Chester. It was very busy, you usually have to book in advance I think but we managed to get seated fairly quickly.

The staff are helpful - the waitress asked if we'd been before and recommended the platter to try a bit of everything. We went for that and were not disappointed. It was all so tasty! The atmosphere is nice too. Love love love, can't wait to go back!!

  • Visited February 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Excellent !”
Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

Just got back from Hickory's Smokehouse and its easily the best place to eat in Chester ! Me and my partner chose the sharing platter as a main meal and it was massive with he best ribs we have ever had. We arrived mid afternoon on a Saturday and had to wait about 40 minutes for a table but once seated the service was very quick and friendly. We will definatley be going back next time we are in the area.

Visited August 2013
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“Great Find”
Reviewed August 3, 2013

We visited this restaurant over the Food Festival weekend and really loved it. Typical smokehouse food ribs and brisket just like you get in America, a welcome change from the usual steak house .

  • Visited April 2013
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