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Hickory's Smokehouse

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” (453 reviews)
“pulled pork” (280 reviews)
“burnt ends” (107 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Groves | Souters Lane, Chester CH1 1SH, England
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Reviewed today

Having read up about this restaurant on this site, and being a big fan of Deep South American Food, we decided to go along. We called very late to make a booking but the staff were lovely and very helpful and managed to fit us...More

Thank Ronnie R
Reviewed today via mobile

We went for lunch and food, drinks and service were brilliant. Went back in the evening just for a drink and sat outide looking over the river! Will definitely be back and will recommend!

Thank n12ulu
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Booked in again on 20/8 for a birthday celebration & once again Hickory's did not fail to deliver. Fantastic meal & friendly service. I ordered the hog dog & although one of the 'smaller' options (I usually have he XXXL Roadhouse burger), it was still...More

Thank Fergiespigeon
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Hickory's is a must for lovers of all things meaty. I've eaten here 5 or 6 times at various times of day and have never had a bad meal. Love the free popcorn too! Even if you're just looking for somewhere to drink, the cocktails...More

Thank Abby O
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The starter of burnt end was lovely but a bit steep in price at over £6. I had rib eye steak which was a bit too chewy for my liking. I've had better steak at a third of the price in wetherspoons. The staff were...More

Thank Bar1
Reviewed 2 days ago

We popped in here for a drink then decided to have a light snack for lunch, pleased we did the food was lovely. The staff, although very busy were still very helpful assisting us with our food choice also friendly and chatty. It was busy...More

Thank 940Zante
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Came here for a meal with my partner and it was amazing. Great menu that offers a good variety as well as a great breakfast menu as well. It was really busy but the staff were great and food was served quickly. Definitely recommended

Thank Hannah G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Just wow! Lovely little spot by the river. Great little restaurant with lovely food and attentative staff. Had a really lovely meal outside. Nice little touch was complimentary bottle of water and bag of fresh made popcorn

Thank sueb2009
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited here with the hubby and had a lovely greeting and we were asked if we wanted to sit inside or out. We chose to sit in as I'm not a sun lover . The restaurant is right in the river so perfect for pre...More

Thank Christine J
Reviewed 3 days ago

We eat regularly here ... it's one of our favourite restraint in the City.... the staff are always attentive and polite ... the food is so authentic and to a high quality always .... their brunch menu is amazing too!

Thank NerysCH1
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Response from Dave S | Reviewed this property |
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5 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$5 - US$24
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, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
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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