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Hickory's Smokehouse

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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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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We ate here as a family on Easter Sunday, 6 of us so booked a table in advance, we arrived early so were shown through to the bar where we had some drinks and the bar staff were really accommodating, once our table was ready we sat down early and started looking at the menus, we were lucky enough to... More 

Thank Headerrsss
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114 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good tasty food friendly staff and lovely outlook onto the Groves and River Dee located just in front of the restaurant. So much better after the refit. Looking forward to re visiting again soon thank you 😊

Thank Menorca100
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food.... great atmosphere... great location and friendly staff... all ya need. We called in for breakfast on a lovely sunny morning. Tried a bacon milkshake and a full English. Will definitely go back 👍

Thank Lindsey N
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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951 reviews
392 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the atmosphere in here. Good food and drinks Staff are really good and friendly Bar area with lots of outside seating overlooking the river

Thank Peter W
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The smell of smoke dragged us in :) hahahahahah The restaurant is beautiful, food is delicious and everything smells of smoke and grilled meat. Just lovely and recommended. The staff were very helpful and polite. Thank you. The only disadvantage was that at the table next to us there were customers with a dog that was barking all the time.... More 

Thank Ela G
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here last April for my partner's birthday and they were so accommodating! We had a lovely meal and the food is so scrummy. It's by far one of our favourite restaurants! The staff are always so nice too

Thank rebeccahS4125BE
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to Hickory's based on a recommendation. We were all looking forward to going and it didn't disappoint. My husband and I shared the platter and for a person who doesn't 'do' ribs i really enjoyed. My son also said it was the best burger he had eaten - he was also very impressed with the marshmallow desert. The only... More 

Thank sparkleydemon
Leicester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely family dinner Easter Saturday. Booked a month in advance to guarantee a table. Lovely food. Fantastic friendly service. Restaurant was fairly busy but the standard of service and food was excellent. Bags of salted popcorn on arrival a nice touch.

Thank Tracey L
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived by chance , and took a seat outside. The waiting staff we helpfull and the food was nice , albiet as expected , with an American twist. No complaints , not too expensive , nice food and the opportunity to sit outside in nice surroundings.

Thank X760
St Helens, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Super location. Predictable 'smokehouse' food but nevertheless well prepared and served by attentative staff. Allow well-behaved dogs inside and outside which is a nice bonus if you are with your four legged Freind.

Thank Colin D

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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
USD 5 - USD 24
American, Bar, Barbecue, Central American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, View
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?