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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%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (482 reviews)
“pulled pork” (282 reviews)
“burnt ends” (114 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 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food is lovely here, but if you're unable to to get a booth you litterlly feel like your sitting with the people on the next table. Service was slow although it was busy and the waitress at the end was uncomfortably overfriendly but I...More

Thank JTLMWales
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hickorys always serves great food. The ribs and nachos are great and would say if you've never been and unsure what to get the sharing platters great and a massive amount of food

Thank gavin v
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food huge portions, we booked last minute and were able to be seated and served no issues. Everyone enjoyed the food and wine!

Thank twinkletoes75
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

First time visiting here and it was a good experience. You need to book as in advance as possible as it gets really busy but it’s obvious as to why! Wide selection of drinks and food and the service was very attentive, friendly. The restaurant...More

Thank Elisha S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Staff were friendly, food was good. We live near Southport and have visited the new Smokehouse there. This site in Chester was more quirky in its layout but nice and different.

Thank stevieb1957
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went for a meal of the lunchtime menu. What can be said apart from exceptional the food was delicious and served in great time. The server was polite and was always on hand to help us. Would recommend to anyone who wanted a great meal...More

Thank helenr0bins0n21
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

Enjoyable lunch. I had the chicken sandwich with avocado which was delicious. Booking a table in advance is essential as it was very busy & the last three times I tried to book a table there was no availability. Due to being so busy the...More

Thank FDavies123
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

Visited a few weeks ago with visiting family. The place was packed out on a Saturday lunchtime but the staff were great and as the sun was shining suggested a table outside and wrapped us up in blankets. Drinks came quickly and my golden ale...More

Thank lawrencebeale
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

We were not disappointed when we came here! Staff were extremely friendly and couldn't have been anymore accommodating! I was unsure about the wings on the menu so the waitress went and got me a sample to try before I ordered! I have to say...More

Thank Mona1369
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Offers real American smoked food , however a little pricey nice service and fun atmosphere as well as a wide range of cocktails ECT

Thank jwoodsy1765
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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$6 - US$56
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
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Kids
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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