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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” (448 reviews)
“pulled pork” (279 reviews)
“burnt ends” (106 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 23:00All hours
American, Bar, Barbecue, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Groves | Souters Lane, Chester CH1 1SH, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My daughter and I went for lunch yesterday as Hickory's is one of her favourite places to eat. We had a short wait for a table, which was to be expected as it was a lovely, sunny day and busy. After buying drinks at the...More

Thank Catherine B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Busy sunny Sunday daytime. Staff asked if we wanted to sit in the bar area.....great spot. Food fab and mega cocktails. Great price. Would definitely re-visit xx

Thank Sue1775
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Out celebrating my husbands birthday... upon arriving there was one table left riverside.... we sat down even though the ashtray was over flowing to the point that it was spilt over the table, previous occupants glasses and even tip was still on the table.... we...More

Thank Jo H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

EXCELLENT. Can't say much more than that really. I wish I could eat all day. This would be the place!!

Thank Justin J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ten of visited on Friday 14th July. It was very busy but the barmen still took the time to tell us about the cocktails and their ingredients. We were given a booth which was secluded enough do that we could chat and eat in peace....More

Thank WillDawn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was recommended Hickory's and thought I'd may as well give it a try. I was totally blown away, the service, food and prices were all excellent! I'll definitely be back

Thank rich513
Reviewed 1 week ago

The meal we had was both plentiful , tasty and reasonably priced. The location of the smoke house overlooking the river was ideal on a warm summers evening.

Thank Lizb4591
Reviewed 1 week ago

Been to Hickory's Smokehouse before and it was lovely, service was great and the food really good. Unfortunately this time we where served by about 4 different members of staff, very fast paced like they just wanted you to eat and leave immediately. My main...More

1  Thank Foodtasia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Saw this restaurant whilst on the Open Top bus tour, whilst on holiday in Chester ... it was chocca... the whole family wanted to try it out. The food was excellent and the service was good. Maybe a bit pricey but when ur on holiday...More

Thank SharonM2411
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had lunch -pulled pork sandwich with coleslaw & fries. Tasted great & priced well Sat outside - nice vibe to the place Staff are lovely On a sunny day it's a great place to watch the world go by with a glass of something cold....More

Thank Sally r
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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
US$5 - US$25
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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, 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
  • 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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