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“Bbq :-D”

Hickory's Smokehouse
Ranked #26 of 558 Restaurants in Chester
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $25
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, 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.
Falkirk, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Bbq :-D”
Reviewed September 9, 2013 via mobile

First time visit while visiting Cheshire. Food was delish and had an authentic taste. Milshakes are amazing too. Would recommend highly!

  • Visited September 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Smokin' hot Smokehouse!”
Reviewed September 9, 2013

We would recommend Hickory's to anyone who visits Chester, you can't leave the city without trying their nachos with pulled pork! Me and my boyfriend shared these for starter and we have both said we would return to Chester just for them! Everything was great, all staff were pleasant, it all seemed very organised. We couldn't make a reservation as they said they were fully booked, but didn't take bookings in the outside area so we could turn up and see what the wait was. We really wanted to go and thought it'd be worth the wait, but we were seated immediately :) We had beef brisket which was cooked perfectly and the Salmon. We shared the marshmallows for dessert which was very fun! Really nice touches in the presentation make this restaurant stand out. Extremely good value for money as well, not a bad word to say!
... I like the pig wallpaper in the ladies toilets, very interesting.

  • Visited September 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Excellent place to eat”
Reviewed September 9, 2013 via mobile

Had the prawns for starter and it was excellent accompanied by a sweet chilli dip. Then a dry rubbed rump steak cooked to perfection ( rare). Could not fault it.

  • Visited September 2013
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Harlech, United Kingdom
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“Eagerly anticipated but left disappointed.”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

We had heard so much about Hickory's Smokehouse. So on our last trip to Chester in June we decided to give it a go.
We went in the early evening and it was already packed. A very pleasant young lady escorted us to our table. The decor is what you'd expect from an American inspired Smokehouse restaurant, We were hoping to be shown to one of the booths, alas we were shown to those really uncomfortable high tables and chairs which seen to be in fashion at the minute.
Onto the menu, for starters we ordered the prawns and the onion rings - style over substance, two mouthfulls and they were gone. Main course was the eagerly anticipated Smokehouse platter - Memphis style ‘dry rubbed’ baby back ribs, Kansas style ‘BBQ glazed’ spare ribs, slow smoked beef brisket, BBQ pulled pork, fries & coleslaw. It arrived on a massive wooden board, the ribs stacked in the centre, the beef and pulled pork in camping type tins, the fries in a chipped enamel plated mug, it was all made to look very authentic, the taste however was far from it. Both the pulled pork and beef brisket were very dry, the meat on the ribs did not fall off the bone, and the glaze was far too sweet. With drinks our bill came to over Sixty pounds, sorry to say this meal was not value for money.

  • Visited July 2013
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Chester, United Kingdom
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“lovely location and place :)”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

what a lovely place overlooking the river Dee! good choice of menu also the staff are very helpful
loads of choice on the menu food and drink bit pricy! but you get good size portions
I will be returning again :)

  • Visited August 2013
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