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Hickory's Smokehouse

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The Groves | Souters Lane, Chester CH1 1SH, England
+44 1244 404000
09:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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182 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

A great place in a lovely location by the river. Endless offers of tasty meat from the smokehouse. They even have a 52oz stake available.

Thank Michael M
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Located by the river there are numerous outdoor tables which make for a great location if the weather allows. The food is primarily Texas BBQ but there are plenty of alternatives. The brisket was very tasty but ask for the chilli cheese fries rather than plain ones. My wife had one of the salads as a main and thought it... More 

Thank Will M
Bristol, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I got taken to the Hickory Smokehouse by some colleagues who had visited this restaurant before. Try the platter of meats they said. I could not believe it. The ribs were amazing. The pulled pork and beans amazing. The beef brisket amazing. In fact I have to also recommend the platter. You MUST try it. It is for 2 but... More 

Thank davidkjefferies
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

One of my favourite guilty pleasures to eat out. The food here is amazing much better than the standard stuff you get from the franchise pub chains. Good portion sizes, very tasty, lots of choice highly recommend

Thank JRKetley
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130 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Whilst staying in Chester, having a stroll by the river, as it was sunny decided to try here for a drink, we were pounced on by a guy working there, having something to eat guys, as it was early, we just wanted a drink first, can't sit there in sun inside or round the corner in shade on buffets! We... More 

Thank CSYork
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited here for a 21st birthday meal and we were not disappointed one bit. The food is unbelievably good and the staff were extremely friendly which made our dining experience most enjoyable!! Spoilt for choice with the menu and will most definitely be returning.

Thank Becky B
Preston, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You really need to book if you want to eat here on a weekend. A very busy american barbecue style place. It was very noisy which made it difficult to hear what the person across from me was saying. The food was very good and tasty and filling. Decent portions. The staff were helpful and friendly despite being run off... More 

Thank JudyMarshall2014
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic meal with grandparents sisters brothers and 3 nieces. I apologise for the loud children. All staff absolutely fantastic. We all picked something different and totally enjoyed it. Only one complaint from the eldest niece she didn't like the sauce on her ribs. Maybe try it as a pot on the side but regardless of that we all had a... More 

Thank Tcepcl
Wallasey, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Was thinking of visiting today but was put off by the rude girl who answered the phone - think her name was Natasha. Not helpful at all, very straight to the point, not friendly, and very rude. Helped us make up our mind about visiting.

Thank gaynor h
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Myself and husband called in for some lunch after walking along the river. Staff friendly, food cooked well and on time!! Will definitely go again, would reccomend!!

Thank Nic B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 25
American, Bar, Barbecue, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Kids, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?