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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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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is always busy which speaks volumes. We called mid-week and was still quite busy. The waitress was very friendly and welcoming, the food was really good with a great presentation. The location is great and if you're able to get one of the booths you'll have a great view over the river. It has it's own car park... More 

Thank Bonnyo2016
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lovely place on river side with great service and beautiful food American/smoke house food is my type but people who don't like American would like it

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was my first visit to Hickory's in Chester having been told about it on numerous occasions by work colleagues but never actually getting round to going. I'm glad I finally decided to go as I was impressed with the food, the staff and the overall layout of the restaurant. The staff were all really pleasant which helped to create... More 

Thank David10101010
Chester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Dined here with my partner, young son and two friends. Food was delicious, service from Ellie was great and my strawberry symmonds was to die for! Can't wait till our next visit. Thanks

Thank Sgl4321
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great night they even changed the menus to suit my 7 year old. The lass could not off been any helpful and service was quick . Food was lovely and tasty . Will be going again next time in Chester .

Thank Burnardm
Geneva, Switzerland
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75 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place had the best food in town. The entree are really amazing. The steak was tender and nice. The drinks were great. One low point was the level of noise. For people who do not like loud and noisy places this wouldn't be a good choice

Thank Breshna Orya
Chichester, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

So glad we booked. It was very busy on a monday night and doubt we would have got a table had we not booked. Food was absolutely delicious and couldn't fault it. Despite being busy we weren't pressurised to hurry our meal. Thoroughly recommend if you do not mind noise and bustle and want decent American influenced food.

Thank steph2cc
Chester, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I called in at 11:15 am this morning (Wednesday 26th April). I had 2 elderly people with me. We were told that although the restaurant was almost empty we could not sit at a table to have a morning coffee as all the tables are reserved for diners only. We would have to sit at the bar if we wanted... More 

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Island of Anglesey, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Called in here to meet other Lions Club members - what a mistake..we were part of a party going on a cruise on the river Dee, with other Lions (100 to celebrate our Centenary) along with our international President and the Mayor of Chester. We walked in, some were already there eating, some having coffee, so we ordered drinks; a... More 

Thank Denisecookneat
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very mixed feelings about Hickorys. Went here as it was my partner's birthday and we were recommended it by good friends. Nice surroundings, food was OK , service excellent but it was far too busy and noisy. Granted it was Saturday lunchtime and a gorgeous sunny day. We ordered a sharing platter and from what we could tell when it... 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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene
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?