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Hickory's Smokehouse

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
American, Bar, Barbecue, Central American
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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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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Forgot how many times I've been here but it's a lot! Never had a bad meal staff always friendly food and beer always good price is reasonable too

Thank kungfuostrich
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

This is my favorite place to dine in Chester! The best thing is by about this place is you get popcorn when you arrive! The food is always amazing and the beer is great could not rate Hickorys more!

Thank Becca M
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went on 14th January to celebrate my sons 21st. Absolutely brilliant! Food and service was exceptional. Could not have chosen a better place to have lunch. There were 7 of us and everyone was of the same opinion. Could not find a fault at all. Will definitely be returning when we are next in Chester.

Thank Chatty14
Chester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went with the family to celebrate our golden wedding. We really enjoyed the experience, staff very friendly and the meal was excellent. Balloons at the table, with a free glass of bubbly, strawberrys and dipping chocolate helped make it a really memorable meal. Wonderful.

Thank RobertCle
Manchester, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a busy place, that's for sure. It's down by the river, which in the summer I'm sure makes it the place to go. On a cold January night, it's appeal is lessened. That is why I think you are paying for the location, as it was a lot more expensive than I would have expected for basically burgers, fries... More 

Thank Martyn M
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Popped in today for some lunch during a shopping trip around Chester. Always a great place to come eat, usually very busy so always handy to book, but you can get lucky by walking in and asking. May be a short wait but never long. The drinks menu is great, I personally love the grape soda or the cherry soda,... More 

Thank Charlotte B
Chester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Outdoor lunch on a chilly day but hot water bottles, blankets and heaters made us comfortable. This is a very popular eatery on the banks of the River Dee. Service was attentive and swift and the food filling and tasty.

Thank David M
Warrington, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had heard reviews about this place from friends and my Dad loves ribs so I wanted to take him somewhere that didn't disappoint, there are many smokehouses to choose from near where we live but quite a few have disappointed so we travelled from Warrington to try Hickory's and its was worth the journey! I had tried to book... More 

Thank lfinn91
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As the title states, this truly is hand on heart my favorite place to go and eat. I love how authentic it feels being here like you're eating and drinking in a proper old school American bar. The music is always decent in there and noise-wise, it's never too rowdy as long as I've been going. The food is simply... More 

Thank Daryl M
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the food and the service was quick and excellent, we went for lunch at about 12 pm and it was already very full we had a 15 minute wait for a table. The only slight downside is that the restaurant is very cramped with the tables set closely together but this is my only niggle with the place.

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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$23
American, Bar, Barbecue, Central American
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?