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“Perfect food & service”

Hickory's Smokehouse
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Ranked #26 of 554 Restaurants in Chester
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $24
Cuisines: American, Bar, Barbecue, Central American
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Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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.
London, United Kingdom
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“Perfect food & service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2014

Recently visited Hickory's as recommended by a friend, really happy with the service from start to finish from service to the quality of the food, will most defiantly visit here again on my next visit to Chester.

  • Visited September 2014
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“Birthday and Engagement celebration meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

Visited tonight for my fiancée birthday and to celebrate our engagement. We were blown any by the friendliness and how attentive the staff were . On arrival your shown to your table and the waitress brings over a bottle of water and glasses and a bag of popcorn which was a nice touch . The starters of nachos and tomato salsa were amazing . The food kept on getting better after that . Our mains arrived and they were out of this world and so filling I struggled to finish mine. As we were stuffed we didn't have a dessert but from what we both saw they looked to die for .

Thanks for a pleasurable evening and we are sure to recommend you to everyone. Staff are first class

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Chester, United Kingdom
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“BBQ done perfectly”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2014

This was my forth visit to Hickories Chester, it's reputation speaks for it's self!
Everything about the place - the way its decorated, the service, and of course the food is absolutely brilliant.
For those who have a big appetite, may I recommend the roadhouse xxxxl burger... its massive, and its cooked to perfection - pulled pork, fresh burgers, brioche bun ... the works .... also the mrs recommends the chilli cheese fries, I would love to have tried them but all this eating out has earned me a membership in the gym :-)
In terms of value, despite the amazing food and subsequent reputation - prices are very reasonable, especially the kids meals at £3.95 a head .. and trust me, its far superior to the golden arches! We paid £36 for 2 adults and 2 kids
Book well in advance though, seats don't come easy here !

  • Visited September 2014
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Cheadle, United Kingdom
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“Wedding Anniversary Meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

Booked this table online, stating it was our wedding anniversary. Upon arrival we were wished a happy anniversary and sat in a lovely booth. This restaurant has fabulous little touches. Whilst choosing our food, popcorn and water were brought to the table. The food which we ordered was beautiful. Both of us had nachos to start, followed by pulled pork and ribs. The pulled pork was amazing along with the nachos. My husband loved his full rack of ribs. The portion sizes are generous, and I struggled to finish my meal. Lovely location on the river and wonderful service from our waitress Georgia-nothing was too much trouble for her. Will definitely return when we are in the area again.

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“American smoke house food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2014

This restaurant is on the river Dee, it has inside and outside seating, food is excellent with the twist of smoked meat and BBQ sauces. We had baby back pork ribs with BBQ sauce. Would recommend this for an afternoon late lunch. Location, food quality, atmosphere, and service could not be bettered. First visit but will definitely will return on our next Chester visit.

  • Visited August 2014
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