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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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9:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Barbecue, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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The Groves | Souters Lane, Chester CH1 1SH, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

we visited at about four o`clock in the afternoon. for a quick, quiet drink intending to stay for 30 minutes or so. we passed at least dozen empty tables but it was explained that the tables are for diners only. being in my 60`s with...More

1  Thank tzrsteve
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had a lovely relaxed American style brunch here recently. The service and food was great. Hearty portions and plenty of coffee. Good staff knowledge about gluten free too, so will certainly be going again!

Thank Marie_Mcr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was amazing staff were amazing my first trip but won’t be my last. Adam was just amazing so friendly and helpful we will definitely be taking a trip to Southport to visit him in his new adventure Can’t wait til you’re in Scotland the...More

Thank Ruth D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food cocktails and service Highly recommended, we booked this restaurant for the second time and it didn’t disappoint. Food always good fast and friendly service by all the staff

Thank nobby15
Reviewed 1 week ago

On the River Dee, a stone's throw from Queen's Park Bridge (and the city centre and the Roman amphitheatre). Go over the bridge and down the steps and turn right to meadows, marshes and land galore, where there are no cars or roads, just walk....More

Thank Wendy J
Reviewed 1 week ago

After getting Nanny & Grandad to babysit we decided ti spend the night in Chester which is within an hours drive of home. We had trouble deciding where to go for something to eat within the week leading up to our night away until i...More

Thank mnj1989
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is my daughter's favourite restaurant in Chester. Good quality food. Much better than any of the chain restaurants.

Thank Stuart D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hickory's provides a reasonably authentic smokehouse experience. The place is nicely broken up with different seating areas and styles, providing a range of experiences from intimate to family. This was our second trip and the staff were just as friendly as the first time a...More

Thank Simon C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The pancakes tasted yummy, yet still couldn't eat them all and the coffee was goooodd. It's an average venue. However The breakfast options for vegetarians are very limited, but they did allow me to have the bacon and maple syrup pancakes without the bacon :)

Thank lydia1111
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here without a reservation on a Wednesday evening and they were fully booked, but we were seated at the counter overlooking the kitchen and prep stations. Offered the same menus as the seated restaurant guests. Service was prompt and pleasant. Ordered the half rack...More

Thank 01Canadian_Traveller
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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!?!
Matt K
5 December 2016|
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Response from wilsonSurrey | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we were told on the phone they were fully booked, but she also said they do walk ins, so we took the chance and walked up to to it, very friendly and they sat us at the bar for no more than 10 minutes before we got a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 25
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, View, Kids, Child-friendly
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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