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“Fantastic!”

Hickory's Smokehouse
Ranked #25 of 561 Restaurants in Chester
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $24
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, 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.
North Wales
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Fantastic!”
Reviewed August 26, 2013 via mobile

Went for lunch on a busy Bank Holiday Monday. We were seated straight away and the free water and popcorn is a great touch. Great menu and I would highly recommend the nachos with chilli, prawns starter and the Smokehouse platter to share!

Will definitely be returning!!

  • Visited August 2013
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Chester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Book in advance. Great place!”
Reviewed August 25, 2013

Book ahead to avoid disappointment. We managed to get a table for 4 @ 4:30pm booking three weeks in advance, it is also a bank holiday weekend.
We booked for a birthday dinner and informed the restaurant it was a special occasion. The waiting on staff were extremely knowledgeable and attentive. They took the time to explain the menu and answer questions, always stopping to fill our glasses with wine and water, the restaurant was very busy. The food was great! I would recommend the smokehouse platter.
It was a shame that even though they were told it was a special occasion nothing was said or done.
We would definitely return.

  • Visited August 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Big 30th Party - Great but could of been better”
Reviewed August 25, 2013

We booked for a friends 30th party, we phoned over 5 months in advance but was told that we could only get a table for 16 people at 9pm or 6pm as the rest of the times where booked we opted for 6pm

When we got there the table was set up and the waitress promptly took our drinks order and gave us popcorn to munch on we ordered a round of drinks and then came the food order, not being a party of 14 (2 had dwindled) we expected some complications but there was little fuss or error and the food was good, some complained that for the price of the meals the portions where slightly tight (and this showed by the urge to go to KFC later)

Drinks where overpriced but original and the cocktails where spot on

The atmosphere in the place was boring should be not of been in a large party we would of found it very dram

We left dessert as had already broke the bank

all in all was a good meal just felt that the portions could of reflected the price a little better

I would say worth a try but keep the prices in mind

  • Visited July 2013
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Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Fantastic.”
Reviewed August 23, 2013

Brilliant service at the Smokehouse yesterday evening. As the torrential rain hammered it down in Chester the staff were simply fantastic, from escorting people with umbrellas to seeing to each customers needs promptly. The atmosphere was pleasant, rain aside. The music was great, the staff are friendly and the food is hella tasty! I wanted to try everything on the menu, but one dish is definitely enough. Great value for money, you'll definitely leave full! Highly recommended.

  • Visited August 2013
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Chester, England, United Kingdom
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“Disappointed”
Reviewed August 21, 2013

Shared Smokehouse Platter. Ribs tasted "steamed" no flavour, probably never seen a smoke grill in their short restaurant life between being delivered prepacked and our plate. Smothered in BBQ sauce before serving. Puddings tasted worse than supermarket basic. Apple pie soggy warm mess with tasteless icy ice cream which has at some point been refrozen and watery packet custard. Nothing special not worth the wait. the booking process is just to impress and think they are busy and the place to go not really worth it.

  • Visited August 2013
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