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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” (482 reviews)
“pulled pork” (282 reviews)
“burnt ends” (114 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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The Groves | Souters Lane, Chester CH1 1SH, England
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Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

The steak here is out of this world and reasonably priced. Came here for our wedding Anniversary and the staff really looked after us. Would recommend sitting at the kitchen view tables - was amazing to see the food being cooked and served. We will...More

Thank bslckroberts
Reviewed 5 April 2017

I went here for a business lunch on Monday 3rd April. Staff were friendly, we sat outside in the sun. Popcorn to eat whilst you decide what you wanted. I wasn't that hungry so chose not to have a burger as they were double patties,...More

Thank Johnecko
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Great American style restaurant for the meat lovers! It's the first time I've been to Hickorys & it didn't dissapoint. The portions are huge so be careful not to order too many extra as you won't eat them. Great value & good service. Would recommend...More

Thank Dontlikemoaningbut
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Had to wait for a table on a weekend which is expected. Given popcorn for free when seated which was kind of an odd taste to start the meal with. Fun for kids but should probably be offered instead of just given. Had the beef...More

Thank HELLOspm
Reviewed 2 April 2017

We called in on Saturday lunch to book a table for the evening. We were told they were fully booked but we may get in the verander if we fancied trying. We arrived just after seven and two adjacent tables for two became available so...More

Thank H0dgie
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Been there to eat a few times so after eating at cross keys decided to go there for a drink on a nice day only to be told to go to the side to drink when no seats available went back to the guy on...More

Thank Tony R
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

We didnt book but got to sit at a bar style counter in front of the kitchen to watch the chefs cooking. We got a drink & were seated within 10mins. Food was lovely, staff welcoming but not much cooking going on it was just...More

Thank Bev G
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Great place, food and staff. We didn't make a reservation but they squeezed us in on the balcony. The wait staff are all excellent, props! We had beer and cocktails which were delicious, would highly recommend the French quarter moonshine. Then we had onion rings...More

Thank Aoife G
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Third time here would recommend people book as it is popular which does say a lot,it isn't cheap but good value for what you get.service excellent food to die for,and BOB,excellent work skills cheers mate😉

Thank todareistodo
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Took my mum and my 14month old grandson, arrived early for lunch and was greeted well. We sat outside in the sunshine, it was clean and well prepared. The menu was what we expected for a smokehouse, the quality was good and plentiful and my...More

Thank mrsb067
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Response from mikemac1958 | Reviewed this property |
There is now a section where you CAN take you dog and have a meal. 😀
29 January 2018|
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Response from Terry E | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a car park but gets full
Daryl M
30 March 2017|
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Response from kermitfroggie | Reviewed this property |
I asked this question to a member of staff and the answer I semed to receive was that they seem invite and offer memberships to regular visitor's once they get to know somone very well (first names etc) theyre invited to be... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 56
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, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, 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
Located on the bank of the river Dee at a spot known locally as the Groves, in the the heart of the historic city of Chester. We are fanatical about flames; silly about smokers and utterly obsessed with the smells, tastes and traditions of the Deep South. Our smokin' hot menu is available all day every day, from smokehouse classics including ribs, Texas style beef brisket, to steak and burgers. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days a week and a specially designed kids menu that includes ‘grown-up’ tastes and some fun healthy options, the entire family can experience the flavours of the deep South.
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