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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” (475 reviews)
“pulled pork” (283 reviews)
“burnt ends” (113 reviews)
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9:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Barbecue, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
The Groves | Souters Lane, Chester CH1 1SH, England
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Reviewed 10 January 2017

Loved the food and the service was quick and excellent, we went for lunch at about 12 pm and it was already very full we had a 15 minute wait for a table. The only slight downside is that the restaurant is very cramped with...More

Thank loopdo
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Came with friends to celebrate a birthday & had an amazing time. The food was fabulous & the service was 2nd to none. Our friends 1st visit & certainly not their last.

Thank Anita D
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Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

A group of us visited for tea and we were not disappointed. The full rack of ribs are huge so make sure you have a good appetite if you order them ( although you can take home whatever is left). I had the roast salmon...More

Thank Lee H
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Great food, great service. Hickory's is always a choice for any occasion. Booked online with no fuss. Shown straight to out table. All team we encountered were attentive throughout our visit, yet not so much that we felt rushed, which can be the case in...More

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Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

The food here is amazing, portions are good sizes and it's very tasty. Staff are really friendly and couldn't be more helpful.

Thank brennichucks
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Great beer and cock-tails, although rather pricey, but the bar tenders really knew how to shake a mixer well! What a show! Clientele overall was good, however the dress code should be slightly more formal. Not sure it's at all acceptable to be wearing your...More

Thank no1alpacafan
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We have visited Hickorys twice now and haven't been disappointed. We chose to sit outside both times and had a lovely view of the river lit by hanging lanterns. The food is lovely and the free popcorn is a great touch.

Thank Stephanie L
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Visiting Hickory’s for the millionth time was a birthday treat for me, and as usual they did not disappoint. On arrival we were greeted with a warm and professional atmosphere, shown to a lovely private booth that had been dressed in birthday balloons courtesy of...More

Thank sjcronshaw91
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Second visit to this restaurant, again well worth the visit, first time was an evening visit, this time for lunch, food again was excellent, good service and friendly staff, always happy to have a chat. Travelled over an hour to get here, so food must...More

Thank ColKilgore73
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Hickory's always delivers great food and service, and this time was no exception. Our server was brilliant, making sure we were having a good time and recommending things for us to do in Chester as well.

Thank Siobhan W
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24 February 2018|
Response from daisyg96 | Reviewed this property |
Not in restaurant
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$ 27
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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, 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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