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Hickory's Smokehouse

The Groves | Souters Lane, Chester CH1 1SH, England
+44 1244 404000
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (499 reviews)
“pulled pork” (289 reviews)
“burnt ends” (117 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Barbecue, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Groves | Souters Lane, Chester CH1 1SH, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Two nights in a row we have had excellent food and service, never doubt this place as it steps up to the highest mark. The guys at hickories look after you and feed you with what can only be described as the best food out...More

Thank lairdalib
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My email obviously was taken with a pinch of salt. We came in for dinner yesterday in Chester at about 6:30pm and sat right at the front in the high stalls. We where having a great meal and just watching the guys work hard. Until...More

Thank waded501
Reviewed yesterday

went here on a Friday afternoon - table for 5. We all ordered mains only and they all came within a very reasonable amount of time. All the food was delicious - staff were excellent - very knowledgable about items on the menu and when...More

Thank MightyPotter1
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had to wait 40 minutes but well worth the wait. Had the ribs fantastic, with some ice cold beers and after, some great cocktails. Would recommend Hickory's whilst in Town

Thank Peter E
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a great evening, the food was fantastic and the staff very helpful. I would certainly recommend for a American diner experience.

Thank John G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My girlfriend booked here for my birthday, I have been here 18 times and more without complaint. Sadly the "bird and the beast" was dreadful, I love hickorys and have never felt so appalled at the food. The place is run by kids who don't...More

2  Thank BoughtonZ
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited here yesterday, 7th November, after our daughters graduation ceremony. Our table was booked for 3pm, but due to the heavy rain. we decided to go to the restaurant earlier and perhaps have a couple of drinks until our table was available. Nice surprise when...More

Thank cockneyshaz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very expensive desent food would I go again guess NOT meal did not justifie the prise staff great lots of Americanism.

Thank david h
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good quality meat as usual: this is the place to go if you don't often eat meat and are quite fussy about quality

Thank carolj2009
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

By the river with outdoor seating available . Very good food. Nachos best I have had in a long time. Good selection of food and drink. Plays interesting range of music.

Thank GoPlaces815036
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Questions & Answers
24 February 2018|
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Response from mikemac1958 | Reviewed this property |
There is now a section where you CAN take you dog and have a meal. 😀
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
31 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$13 - US$32
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, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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
Located on the bank of the river Dee at a spot known locally as the Groves, in the the heart of the historic city of Chester. We are fanatical about flames; silly about smokers and utterly obsessed with the smells, tastes and traditions of the Deep South. Our smokin' hot menu is available all day every day, from smokehouse classics including ribs, Texas style beef brisket, to steak and burgers. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days a week and a specially designed kids menu that includes ‘grown-up’ tastes and some fun healthy options, the entire family can experience the flavours of the deep South.
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