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Hickory's Smokehouse

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, , Barbecue
The Groves | Souters Lane, Chester CH1 1SH, England
+44 1244 404000
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“ribs” (474 reviews)
“pulled pork” (283 reviews)
“burnt ends” (113 reviews)
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9:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Barbecue, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
The Groves | Souters Lane, Chester CH1 1SH, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Came here with my partner for a break away and we are meat lovers so this place was extremely appealing! We arrived a little earlier than our reservation as we were so hungry and they happily sat us earlier after a small wait in the...More

Thank millypeas
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Came to hickories for the first time yesterday as a belated Valentine’s Day. I heard it was lovely food, but very busy. I had booked a table a few weeks in advance, of which I am glad I did! We had a table booked for...More

Thank HappyTravellor-1993
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had to book in advance as it is busy, but I'd heard good reviews about it so I wanted to go. Food was great, I recommend the fajitas which were lovely. Staff very friendly and efficient, made sure we were looked after. In the summer...More

Thank Charlotte P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful food and lovely staff. I honestly could not fault this restaurant at all it's exceptional and a break from norm

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

8 of us visited the restaurant by the river but had to wait for 40 minutes. It was a Saturday lunch time. In this time we all had drinks from a great bar. We all had different food from the menu and it all went...More

Thank stewart t
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Absolutely fantastic. Everything about this place is wonderful from the atmosphere to the food and drink. Must go!!

Thank katestanton96
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great breakfasts, really good atmosphere and locations. Had the pancakes, were so good and really filling. Bottomless coffee is a great add too.

Thank Throbs24
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We always try to get a booth here and always book! As you can imagine it can get VERY busy! food and staff great, one of our favourites to eat in Chester!

Thank sarah m
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Packed out on Sat evening (booked a couple of weeks in advance and the earliest table was 9:15!) but it was worth the wait to be greeted with the wonderfully smokey scents upon entering the restaurant. Nibbled on the complimentary popcorn whilst waiting on the...More

Thank duckjnr
Reviewed 1 week ago

Greeted on arrival shown to the table and service was great, until the desert we asked for a menu but then nothing, and after 30 minutes just opted for the bill instead. Good afternoon until this point, raised the point with the floor manager who...More

Thank karl h
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Questions & Answers
29 January 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Terry E | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a car park but gets full
Daryl M
30 March 2017|
Response from Dave S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I didn't know about this membership
21 February 2017|
Response from Seeni1 | Reviewed this property |
just saw this.... give them a call... hope you had a great time!?!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 27
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Groves | Souters Lane, Chester CH1 1SH, England
  • Public Transportation: Nearest bus stop 300 yards
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +44 1244 404000
  • E-mail
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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