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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” (455 reviews)
“pulled pork” (280 reviews)
“burnt ends” (110 reviews)
Opens in 20 min
All hours
American, Bar, Barbecue, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Groves | Souters Lane, Chester CH1 1SH, England
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Reviewed 21 October 2016

Great location, found on the Saturday night and went back on the Monday night too. The king ribs were luscious and so was the brisket. Sat outside under the heaters with lovely soft throws on our laps. Lovely views overlooking the river at the lights...More

Thank Madame-Dragon
Reviewed 21 October 2016

My husband and I went for an early dinner on a Thursday night. Having tried to book online and by phone we were advised just to turn up as there were tables available for 'walk-ins'. We did this and were immediately offered a table in...More

1  Thank B2Bandit
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We had a great meal here! On arrival, we forgot how busy this place could get; we were told a hour's wait. We were happy to sit in the sports bar area, watching all the cocktails and smoothies being made. Our six year old was...More

Thank johnbuchan
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We sat outside as it was a sunny day and I had my dog with me. Great food and great coffee .the service we also good and the steaks are to die for. Great place to visit day or night.

Thank Stephen M
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Not my scene really but a fair effort and obviously popular. Menu could do a better job of explaining some of the combo dishes - we mistakenly over ordered. Personally I found the meat too flavoured but if that's your thing....

Thank Persapient
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

When Hickory's first opened it was easily the best restaurant in chester, but on my last two visits the Food, service and cleanliness of the restaurant have been going down in terms of quality. This being said you won't be let down if you do...More

1  Thank Harry-Dean C
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Great place to eat. Always good quality and freshly prepared food. Very reasonable on the prices too. Great for a big breakfast.

Thank NormalOpinion
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We had tried to book to go on a Saturday but was informed that all bookable tables had been taken. We then chanced our luck on the Saturday and turned up, unfortunately it was 1 hour 30 minutes wait, so we booked a table for...More

Thank Liz B
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Great smokehouse offering an array of foods and drinks. Staff fab great service excellent food need to book though to be guaranteed a seat

Thank Debs W
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Amazing, both my husband and myself were treated like royalty as this was booked by a friend for our anniversary - the food and drinks here are outstanding!!

Thank Trish B
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Response from Dave S | Reviewed this property |
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5 December 2016|
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Response from wilsonSurrey | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we were told on the phone they were fully booked, but she also said they do walk ins, so we took the chance and walked up to to it, very friendly and they sat us at the bar for no more than 10 minutes before we got a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 25
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
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View
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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