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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” (453 reviews)
“pulled pork” (280 reviews)
“burnt ends” (107 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 10 October 2016

The in-laws had our kiddies overnight while we came over to Pulford for a spa break - they then came over from Wakefield to meet us in Chester and as a thank you we took them to Hickory's. It's long been a favourite of ours...More

Thank Matty F
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Great food with great friendly service in clean environment. Not to pricey for what you get. All cooked fresh to order. Really enjoyed experience.

Thank Keef G
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Second time of coming, not been back for 2 years but as good as recalled. Food is plentiful and delicious. Be careful not to over order as portions are huge. Also, bit gutted didn't do sweet potato fries. Think fixtures are on the cheap side....More

Thank Andrea S
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Been here numerous times with family and friends alike. Recent visit was family Sunday breakfast. I had the steak and eggs, steak tender and cooked correctly. Wife had the waffle and fried chicken a commented fantastic. Little lad had pancakes and bacon with maple syrup...More

Thank James P
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

I visited the restuarant for my birthday.The service was great.Food was very nice and the drinks too.Good offers.I would go back again

Thank Rachel m
Reviewed 7 October 2016

We booked at a table here as the kids love it. We had three children sharing their 10th birthdays. The staff are fab and allowed the children to go and make their own slushies FREE OF CHARGE. Food was great, service was fast and friendly.

Thank paulandkaren1
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Amazing amazing amazing!! Food, cocktails, staff, atmosphere... All brilliant! Could rate it enough!! Be back ASAP 👍👍👍

Thank Abbiejay
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Absolutely love this chain - 3rd one we have visited and the food and service are always 10/10 - would recommend burnt ends to anyone and the salted caramel milkshake is to die for

Thank Stacey S
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

We visited for lunch mid week for the first time and were very impressed. The staff were incredibly welcoming and friendly. The food was really good, we were looking for Adam Richman style burnt ends and we got them! Had the sharer platter which was...More

Thank PSAllWhiteNow
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Came here for Sunday lunch after a boat-ride on the Dee - it is a short hop, skip and a jump to where you can purchase all the various boat ride tickets, so very convenient. We didn't know what to expect really, but they have...More

Thank platpeeps
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Response from Dave S | Reviewed this property |
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4 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$24
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, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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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