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“Good food, good atmosphere”

Hickory's Smokehouse
Ranked #27 of 555 Restaurants in Chester
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $24
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions
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.
Manchester
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“Good food, good atmosphere”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

Didn't book when we visited at 5:30pm on a Monday night. The restaurant was really busy and we waited about 45 mins for an available table which was fine, we just sat in the bar. We ended up sitting on high stools directly in front of the kitchen which was great as we got to see the chefs at work. The kids were given their own paper chefs hats and coloured pencils which occupied their time all night colouring in the hats. Service was good, staff really friendly. I had the chicken skewers and chose hot and spicy ones-they were as spicy as anything but had sour cream which cooled them down nicely. They were lovely. Kids portions were fine, had a really lovely evening. Quietened down a lot by the time we left at about 8pm. Would return and would book next time.

  • Visited April 2014
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Chester, United Kingdom
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“Thanksgiving in Chester”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

We had a table booked for 4 people on Thanksgiving Day in November 2013. The four of us were travelling from different areas but what we didn't know was the Coca Cola Lorry was going to be at Broughton Park that evening. This caused absolute chaos on the roads and we arrived at Hickory's very late. They had kept our table, were aware of the problems on the roads - who wouldn't be - and were very welcoming. The atmosphere was great with waiters/waitresses dressed in Pilgrim costume offering different drinks or items to celebrate. An excellent evening and wonderful food.

  • Visited November 2013
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Chester, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic location on sunny day's”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

Really nice place, but very busy especially on sunny day's so booking is essential.. Food brilliant and better than your average pub grub. There food presentation is very different but special at the same time, very American. Definitely recommend A+

  • Visited May 2013
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Chester, United Kingdom
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“You need to book a table”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

It gets very busy so booking a table is essential I went on a Monday when it was a deal on steak it was delicious and very good value for money

  • Visited April 2014
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“Yum!”
Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

Called in here for lunch on our trip to Chester it was a gorgeous sunny day and packed to the rafter but the staff were lovely and attentive!
We shared the smokehouse platter and oh my there was so much deliciousness on one plate. Between us we couldn't even finish it but the staff packed it up for us to takeaway.
Loved that they had a chefs bar and you could see the food being prepared and how efficient the kitchen ran. The food came out very quickly!
Loved it hope to be back :)

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