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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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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 today via mobile

Visited on a business trip with 5 colleagues. Arrived without booking a table and although extremely busy they managed to seat us within half an hour the restaurant was packed and bustling. We all ordered different dishes and were very satisfied with the quality of...More

Thank Chris R
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I visited with my brother, sisters in law and baby nephew for breakfast. The pancakes and full English breakfast were really tasty and the service was excellent. There’s a cute little cinema showing cartoons to keep the kids happy. Don’t be afraid to try the...More

Thank daniellekatiebrooks
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The food is outstanding as always, as well as the dessert especially the lemon curd waffle so sharp and the hot dog, best sausage I’ve ever tasted, grasshopper great as always always come here

Thank Jonathan A
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is the place to eat in Chester! Beautifully cooked food and plenty of it! Very friendly and helpful staff and a great atmosphere with views of the river dee what more could you ask for! Try it I guarantee you will not be disappointed!

Thank Joan B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A very popular place to Dine .. food is quite nice .. worth a visit if you haven't been before but I don't think I'd return after trying it once .. staff are exceptionally friendly I can fault them food was ok

Thank sharron w
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited Hickory’s after friends of mine told me it was unbelievable. And they weren’t wrong! Visited doing lunch hours which they have a 2 course meal deal, however I picked of the main menu. I had The Hog Dog and it was amazing, ate the...More

Thank Kimora B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Always enjoy eating here. Great atmosphere and dishes to die for. The sharing platter is a meat lovers delight but make sure you wear something with elasticated waste.

Thank AndyNikkiBurns
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here for my brother in laws 21st and the staff were amazing, Food was amazing can't wait to come back again, I would totally recommend

Thank Hollie C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bottomless coffee and American stacked pancakes with bacon and syrup... Giant portions, and as a group of 6 the booths were perfect for us to catchup in our own bubble. On that day we did have to catch the waitresses a couple of times for...More

Thank Elizabeth M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hickory's Smokehouse is a very well oiled machine. We arrived without a reservation on a Monday evening to find the place buzzing. I suspect there is no place for walk ins at weekends. Each day of the week has a special deal. On our visit,...More

Thank Kebablover
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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