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Hickory's Smokehouse

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Barbecue, Central American, Gluten Free Options
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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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Chester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Amazing deco ,good variety of food ,staff pleasant ,one of Chester best place to eat /drink either indoor or outdoors,defiantly visit again & recommend👍

Thank Angel1234x
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Been here a few time (mostly while drunk ) but the last time I went had a three course meal starter hot wings they were good but when the main came I ordered steak and for 20 quid was a joke just a bit of tough steak and chips I did not think it was up to much pudding was... More 

Thank meldan247
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not at it's best today. Three of us shared a mixed platter and some sides; brisket lovely, pulled pork fine, Malbec delicious, sides good but oh the ribs!!!!! Either well overcooked or had been hanging round for a while, they let the side down and it was too late to send them back so we put up with it. Lovely... More 

Thank lefko
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived in Lincoln late on a Friday night. We wanted something to eat and this place looked warm and inviting. It was obviously very popular and very busy. Luckily the table for 2 by the window was free. We both had steak and it was delicious, the portions were big to. The staff are very friendly and nothing's to... More 

Thank Sharon H
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Pretty much every time we come to Chester we ate at hicks the service and food are always of a high standard and the cocktails are incredible even the Virgin ones are great. The last time we came we were served by Allanah (pretty sure that's not spelt right sorry!) She was friendly, prompt and polite she's a credit to... More 

Thank Nataliejb91
Banstead, United Kingdom
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134 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tried to book this restaurant as it was nearby to where we were staying! Fully booked but the staff said they did walk ins! We did walk up to the restaurant and were sat at the bar to wait for a table. Bar staff were excellent, offering us free popcorn and samples of their hot toddies! We got our table... More 

Thank wilsonSurrey
Chester, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my very first time eating here. I must say from the time I set foot in there I felt very comfertable, staff very friendly, food excellent and service great. A friend recommended that I give the Tuesday a try. What a recommendation. I will be back . Only criticism is that the drinks can get a bit expensive.

Thank Dave H
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Regularly meet friends for brunch by the river. Without a doubt the best spot for waffles and coffee. Spotless restaurant and outdoors, Brilliant staff, always very welcoming and accommodating. Great little entertainment area for children. Highly recommend the Southern Fried Chicken and Waffles...

Thank megan m
Swansea, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the Hickory Smokehouse in Chester on Sunday evening along with my 2 sisters and niece we did not book, and only waited a short time before being seated. The staff were fantastic nothing was too much for them. They were friendly and came across as genuinely interested in what we had been doing during our stay in Chester.... More 

Thank 174ChristineS
Chester, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for dinner on Sunday with husband and toddler (2) and couldn't have been happier with the food, service or atmosphere. The staff were friendly and attentive, even though it was packed, and the manager came right over as soon as I mentioned my little boy has a couple of food allergies and helped us through the menu to decide... 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
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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, 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
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?