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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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American, Bar, Barbecue, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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The Groves | Souters Lane, Chester CH1 1SH, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Booked breakfast here today to bring my mum as a treat after a night away in Chester. Mentioned on the online booking it was her birthday and arrived to a table with balloons and a birthday message on a cow chalkboard. Lovely touch. Food was...More

Thank Charlotte K
Reviewed 4 days ago

I have been here a few times now, mainly we just call in for a drink. I enjoy the non-alcoholic cocktails. We have eaten here a couple of times and the food is delicious. The brisket melts in your mouth. Staff have always been friendly...More

Thank Ceritxx
Reviewed 5 days ago

Sincere welcome when shown to the bar for pre dinner drinky, immediately we knew this was going to be a good night. Mum and me felt the great vibe which led us to order margaritas and bourbon before we even knew what we were doing....More

Thank lollybird
Reviewed 5 days ago

It's a real treat to sit outside in the sun and watch the people on the River Dee with a drink and a great meal. Personal fave dishes are the mac n cheese, the belly pork and the churros. The chicken burger is like a...More

Thank aliceH1369JR
Reviewed 5 days ago

took my hubby as we went last year and loved it so i thought i would take him to try it. the meal he had was lovely, steak. I had the haloumi and mushroom burger i didnt like it, which was a shame. i had...More

Thank Debby294
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Food was to a reasonable standard all be it a little pricey... It’s great for families and the picture room for the children is a great idea, showing movies throughout your meal.

Thank H16487
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I had a weekend trip to Chester early December. We had a wonder around the Christmas markets and were deciding on where to go for a nice meal. After seeing the top reviews for this restaurant we thought we’d try and get...More

Thank Rachel A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to Chester for a celebration. Lovely setting by the river. Started with a few American beers. Went for the Smokehouse platter. A good selection of meat to get stuck into. A nice bottle of red wine that wasn't badly priced. Staff were very good...More

Thank Andrewlikestoeat
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked for the steak and shake deal. Staff very welcoming, professional and friendly. Food excellent, steaks cooked to perfection. Nice atmosphere. Will definitely go back.

Thank philwilc0
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One word, sublime. This place is just fantastic, staff are friendly and attentive, going that extra mile to ensure a pleasant experience. If fantastic customer service was defined by a team of staff, this was it. Credit to James and Georgia smith who took the...More

Thank Danny N
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Daryl M
30 March 2017|
Response from Dave S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I didn't know about this membership
20 February 2017|
Response from Seeni1 | Reviewed this property |
just saw this.... give them a call... hope you had a great time!?!
Matt K
4 December 2016|
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Response from wilsonSurrey | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we were told on the phone they were fully booked, but she also said they do walk ins, so we took the chance and walked up to to it, very friendly and they sat us at the bar for no more than 10 minutes before we got a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$26
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
View, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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
  • 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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