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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” (474 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 1 week ago via mobile

Disappointed we arrived only to be told after 45 mins that thy did not receive our meal in the kitchen as otherwords thy messed up we noticed People arrived after us had their meal not impressed as it was my wife’s birthday meal as for...More

Thank Robert F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here with friends to catch up. This is one of my favourite places to eat anywhere. We were sat down and given the menus, I already knew what I wanted - the new road trip sampler! We ordered drinks (mine came with a Portland...More

Thank Wil_C_888
Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was excellent – the food average. The restaurant has a typical American atmosphere, including the smoky scents from the open kitchen. Nice touch with the free popcorn nibblers as starters. The food was good, but in combination it tasted too much alike. I...More

Thank Registerd N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food effecient staff on line booking was easy to use. Great time had by all. The ribs were huge and steaks superb

Thank timstanfield
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for lunch and it was great. The host rob was attentive and the food arrived quickly. Me and my partner shared the platter and my son had the kids hotdog. The platter was really nice and in the end we were both...More

Thank somver
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for an early birthday treat. Got the platter for £40 with various cuts of meat, fries, coleslaw, pickles and pulled pork beans. Some cuts of meat were delicious however was a bit much for two people (which it was recommended for). However, I would...More

Thank Em L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of our family favorites, gorgeous food, warm atmosphere and excellent value for money. This is a must visit if you come to Chester. Great what ever time of day. Thank you Hickory's Smokehouse!!

Thank Sue M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went last night with the family had a fantastic meal,service was very good even though they were extremely busy. Food was lovely plenty of choice reasonably priced bar area a bit cramped whilst waiting for our table book before you go Give it a go...More

Thank WirralGabby
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

8 meals were all enjoyed, steak particularly delicious. Friendly attentive staff. Shame menu has changed as some dishes were missed by us. 5 adults 3 kids main meals plus drinks £110.

Thank bec e
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited here with friends for a post Christmas catch up.I ordered the ribs with the sauce on the side.This did not happen .Why don't they listen to the customer when taking an order.It spoilt my meal and I wouldent go back as there are...More

Thank sueflintshire
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Questions & Answers
28 January 2018|
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Response from Terry E | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a car park but gets full
Daryl M
30 March 2017|
Response from Dave S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I didn't know about this membership
20 February 2017|
Response from Seeni1 | Reviewed this property |
just saw this.... give them a call... hope you had a great time!?!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$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
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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