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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” (475 reviews)
“pulled pork” (283 reviews)
“burnt ends” (113 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 3 days ago via mobile

JESS Was such a good hostess! Lovey girl who chatted to us and relay engaged in our conversations! + she has so many dogs!!!!!! Which is a great plus for us! Lovely food and a really good time! Thanks BAES x

Thank Stella I
Reviewed 3 days ago

first they forgot are plates to go with our sharing platter and fork we were half way through when they arrived and to top that they forgot my sons burger and had to re order it overall overpriced and poor service wont be going again

Thank thomasclarke983
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Smokehouse is in a fantastic location beside the river at the foot of the Roman Gardens. It is well laid out and has a great feel. As a family of 3 who were undecided on what to have (many great choices) we went for...More

Thank BNik2014
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Sunday 10/3/18 we visited Chester to stay over night with friends. We started off with a walk around the city wall and ended up near the water as we have been on a cruise here before. This time we decided to get something to eat...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

:) this place requires booking esp during the weekend! It’s so popular and i can understand why. Food is OKAY. There were a lot of choices. :) from sausages to ribs to chicken.. Portions are reasonable. Price is average and affordable. The service we had...More

Thank Camille P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recently visited with my wife,food was amazing however the server seemed more interested in the table of 6 behind us who were drinking more and spending more money, however I would most definitely return!!

Thank Mark P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hickory’s smokehouse is the best restaurant I’ve found in Chester. The selection of food is vast and everyone can find something they fancy. Can’t wait to go again!!!

Thank Sophie L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is so inviting as you approach it. It's in a fabulous location overlooking the river dee. The inside is lovely and clean and the seating we chose was excellent with the view of the river. Menu is very good with so much choice....More

Thank Stephen S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We recently visited Chester for a couple of days and Hickory’s Smokehouse was one of the restaurants I had shortlisted to try. The service was great with changes to our food not being an issue - try the magic dust on the fries! We had...More

Thank Jenna H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked a table for 6 and they were kind enough to squeeze two more onto our booking upon arrival. Good service and cost. Nice setting and clean. Tasty food!! Due back in a couple of weeks so just ordered off the sandwich menu but it...More

Thank AnneMarie775
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24 February 2018|
Response from daisyg96 | Reviewed this property |
Not in restaurant
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
USD 6 - USD 27
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
Bar Scene, View, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, 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
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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