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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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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 July 2016

lovely restaurant great service from friendly welcoming staff the food was really tasty great choice very well cooked there were four in our group and every meal was really good even the gluten free member of our group was very happy with his food would dine here again and the price was good

Thank karengraham01
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Visited here on two occasions - service is the best I have experienced in a long time! During the first visit, we were informed that our table was not going to be ready for the time we had booked for. This was no problem for us, but the manager handled it excellently and assured us she would get us another... More 

Thank Jasmine J
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016

Situated right by the water, it had lovely views and a great atmosphere. The food was good, staff were friendly... No complaints at all!!

Thank shanners100
South Bend, IN
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213 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016

Hickorys is located adjacent to the river, the Hop On Hop Off bus stop, and river boat stop. We shared the brisket, BBQ beans, and a salad. The flavor of the food is excellent. The brisket exceptionally tender. The BBQ beans (with maybe burnt ends) had just the right amount of heat. I tried the local ale. The ale was... More 

Thank compost4all
Bury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 June 2016

Booked for husbands 50th, balloons and plaque on the table. Superb food, loads of it. Massive gluten free menu. Great atmosphere and lovely surroundings. Was told it was expensive but we found it to be reasonable. All staff friendly and very helpful. Would highly recommend and definitely visit again when in Chester.

Thank aprilb223
Tarporley, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Had lunch here with a friend and ordered the meat platter to share. Impressive presentation however the food was average. The ribs were particularly poor, over cooked. This was pointed out to the waiter who claims he spoke to the chef. All agreed apologies passed on and a round of drinks was deducted from the final bill. Staff appeared friendly... More 

Thank CotswoldTripper
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Very popular restaurant.. Book early!! Enjoyable time, good food and atmosphere. They accommodate parties too. Play area for children ( though not particularly large area) outside seating area with patio heaters for chilly days. The restaurant is situated by the river, so lovely in summer especially, hence its popularity .

Thank ifonlywestwickham
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Friends travelled a total of 420 miles to visit and we eat at Hickories. Food was excellent, service attentive and as one of May friends had an allergy, the staff were very helpful with the menu.

Thank Steve W
Fleet, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Very good service and good food. I booked the table over the phone and got exactly what I was promised. The staff were great I will certainly visit again. Fun place.

Thank keith w
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

2 steaks, 2 lots of fajitas, 4 bottles or Rioja! I had fajitas on recommendation- they were good- but in all honesty no better than what I've had anywhere else. Steaks got a thumbs up from the boys(steak with a chilli on top) I think the cheese, sour cream, guac etc were a bit small- that said, I didn't ask... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 24
American, Bar, Barbecue, Central American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, 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?