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Hickory's Chester

Hickory's Chester Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.hickorys.co.uk
  • Phone: 0124 440 4000
  • Hours of Operation:


    Saturday - Sunday: 10:00AM - 12:00PM,

    Monday - Sunday: 10:00AM - 05:00PM,


    Monday - Sunday: 05:00PM - 10:00PM.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Barbecue, American
  • Executive Chef: Michael Hughes
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please contact John Welsh for further outside catering information.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Nearest bus stop 300 yards
  • Parking: Private Car Park
  • Parking Details: Free parking available at the rear anytime.
    Free parking available riverside after 6.00pm
A word from Hickory's Chester
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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Diner Reviews
  • "We went to Hickory's for a birthday meal for my daughter. There were 3 of us and the staff were very attentive and the service was excellent. Food was as always great, and very filling."
    dined on 20/08/2014
  • "We arrived at hickorys and was greeted by a friendly member of staff, we ordered drinks first and then our mains and the food came out quickly. The staff checked if everything was ok throughout the meal. Had a great experience."
    dined on 19/08/2014
  • "Food and service were impeccable, anyone going to Chester and have something to eat. Hickorys smokehouse is a must. Well done to this eatery."
    dined on 18/08/2014
  • "No cocktail menu any longer just a piece of paper as a 'drinks menu'...no other options according to bar staff. Asked in advance for a seat at the Chef's bench but even though there was space the waitress said they had to fill the tables first. It was our anniversary and I asked for this when booking. We were sat on a table that was dirty as well. Then we were billed for a hundred pounds for two starters and two mains...and they said we must have ordered it! Had to escalate it to get it resolved, no apology!!!! Shocking service and considering not returning, the reasons we liked it there have all gone!!"
    dined on 15/08/2014
  • "Enjoyed the meal and great service, would come again soon! Wasn't left disappointed, couldn't even have pudding haha"
    dined on 14/08/2014
  • "We booked a table to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary at hickory's after reccomendations from friends, from arriving to leaving we had an amazing experience, we were given in my opinion the best booth in the place over looking the river, the staff had decorated the table with heart shape balloons and candle, which just made the table outstanding, the staff where all very friendly and attentive which made our visit even more special, and as for the food, WOW! we had the sharer meat platter, with every taste cooked to perfection, we couldn't finish it all but happily took the leftovers home (which we ate for lunch the next day). All in all we couldn't have chose a better place and will definetely be returning in the near future, thanks."
    dined on 13/08/2014
  • "We walked past the restaurant at lunchtime and asked about booking a table for Tuesday night.we were told that there were no tables available until Thursday night at 10pm.my husband then booked on open table for 6.30 Tuesday night. It didn't appear that busy. Food was ok but portions were not great.i ordered chicken skewers and would be lucky if it amounted to half a chicken breast.my sons children's portion had 2 small chicken cubes on it. Food was tasty enough,but not value for money.drinks glasses are filled to the brim with ice so you get much less drink. We enjoyed what we had, but looking forward to trying lots of other restaurants on our holiday"
    dined on 12/08/2014
  • "From the minute you go to the desk to be seated the service is fantastic. The staff are extremely helpful and fun. The food is so tasty and they do very good portion sizes. Menu is great as so much to choose from and great value. Will definitely be visiting again when I'm up there on my travels"
    dined on 12/08/2014
  • "We enjoyed the meal - very generous portions and the service was friendly and efficient."
    dined on 11/08/2014
  • "This was our first time eating at Hickory's and we were really impressed. Had the pulled pork nachos to share to start followed by brisket and ribs. All outstanding. Definitely going to have an ice cream next time because they looked fab but we had marshmallows toasted for desert to share. It's a lovely atmosphere in there as long as you like sport and as long as you like it busy as it's very popular, lots going on."
    dined on 10/08/2014
  • "Visited sat nite 9th aug. Really enjoyed the food and the service was excellent. Will recommend to friends visiting chester and hope one open in liverpool in the future"
    dined on 09/08/2014
  • "The food at hickory was very good value for money and very tasty and the waitress who served us was very helpful and friendly and gave us advice about what to do that evening and the local area too. The only let down was that the food didn't arrive all at the same time. All in all a very positive dining experience. Also, I highly recommend the cocktails. Very yummy."
    dined on 09/08/2014
  • "No problems at all with this resturant, however there was No bitter on tap."
    dined on 08/08/2014
  • "My husband and I have said for years that we need more places like this in the UK. The food was amazing, brisket melted in the mouth, creamy mac and cheese and succulent ribs. The service was impeccable. Our waiter couldn't do enough and personally recommended a few items on the menu. Our booth was comfortable, a perfect spot for an anniversary meal. It was good to finally go somewhere that served root beer and the jar it came in was a querky touch! We thoroughly enjoyed our experience and took away what was left of our meal to snack on later (something else that should be done in a few more restaurants) we will recommend Hickorys to our friends and will definitely return before too long."
    dined on 08/08/2014
  • "Upon arrival our table wasn't ready so we took a pew/keg at the bar. Service was quick, as it was throughout the meal. when seated we were given complimentary salted popcorn, very moorish! So much choice on the menu but decided on the Beef brisket which just melted in the mouth. Hubby had the Cajun spiced steak which tasted amazing too We were very full after the meal but I could just about manage the Vanilla vodka with salted caramel milkshake it was divine! we were asked to move tables as it was soo busy, maybe they could have spaced the booking apart more or gave us a table for two in the first place but on the other hand you know its special when its always full house"
    dined on 08/08/2014
  • "Greated in the entrance area by very friendly staff, taken to our table and given a good overview of the menu."
    dined on 06/08/2014
  • "great food and wonderful service, we arrived on time and were told our table wasn't quite ready, we got a drink from the bar and stood outside! when the table was ready we were seated at a table that overlooked the river, lovely views! we were a table of 4 with good appetites we had the starter platter and the mains platter to share all the food was wonderful, we couldn't quite eat it all though!!"
    dined on 02/08/2014
  • "I booked a table for my wife's birthday and requested a nice table. When we arrived we were seated at a nice cosy booth and there were balloons on the table. The waitress even wished my wife happy birthday. Great service, great food. Highly recommended!"
    dined on 28/07/2014
  • "Our food was delicious, we had a platter; giving us a variety of dishes. We had leftovers so it was great that they provided the bag/service for us to take our remaining food away with us. We were waiting for our booked table for a while, but we were happy to have a drink whilst we waited etc. I would (and have!) recommend this restaurant, yet wouldn't go there too often myself as its more of a "go for a treat" restaurant."
    dined on 28/07/2014
  • "Love hickorys. The food here is amazing. Quick service even when the restaurant is busy. Was a bit warm in there though and a little bit uncomfortable."
    dined on 28/07/2014
  • "Difficult to get a booking? You can see why. Delicious food, great atmosphere and surprisingly non-expensive! There's not much waiting around as the staff are always on point and attentive, and being friendly is just a bonus. The dishes in this place are all worth returning to for, from the sweet pancakes for breakfast to the BBQ covered burgers for dinner, I would definitely return to try out some more things on the menu."
    dined on 28/07/2014
  • "outdoor area needed a good clean. food disappointing. cocktail poor. not enough staff, though the few were all charming. far too hot inside."
    dined on 28/07/2014
  • "I visited for my sons birthday and was concerned as he has a severe nut allergy. I needn't have worried. I booked in advance, staff spoke to the chef and the meal was fantastic and completely nut free. My son is understandably anxious about eating out but he felt very safe and thoroughly enjoyed it! Thanks to the staff and chefs at hickorys Chester, we will definitely be back soon!"
    dined on 28/07/2014
  • "Great food, good service, nice place!! Would recommend."
    dined on 28/07/2014
  • "Was recommended by many friends, went for birthday treat was very disappointed with quality and portion size😞"
    dined on 26/07/2014
  • "I love hickories it's fair to say, we have been many times for dinner but not for breakfast. The food was amazing as usual but the service not unfortunately! The waitress seemed to ignore us for quite a while to take our order and when she did take it - whether it was a Saturday morning and it was too earlier - it wasn't exactly service with a smile! This continue without breakfast, it was like she was angry we were there. We love hickories and will be back, as the food is great. Just a same about the service this time!"
    dined on 26/07/2014
  • "Last time went hickory we sat in booth next to window where it was cooler. This time I went was very hot no air conditioning sat in middle next to other people couldn't wait to leave as with the heat made me feel ill,all slushy sold out! Did see a seat next to windows free and ask could we move they said it was booked out even though through the meal no one sat there. Very disappointed !!!."
    dined on 25/07/2014
  • "The food is to die for at Hickorys. I had the Kansas half rack of ribs, more than a generous portion size, and I was agonoizingly full half way through the meal but just had to carry on eating! The prices may seem a tad steep but me and my partner agreed that after dining we would of payed more than double the price for the quality and quantity we received. Service and atmosphere is on point."
    dined on 24/07/2014
  • "Brilliant customer service :) my friend left her phone on the table and they called me using the number I used on this app for her to know that it was there. So helpful!"
    dined on 24/07/2014
  • "Every time i go here i am never disappointed staff are very friendly , food lovely ."
    dined on 23/07/2014
  • "Really good meal pre-theatre in the park, tasty food & the waiting staff were extremely efficient and friendly"
    dined on 22/07/2014
  • "Lovely food just the person looking after us was abit rude...more into my boyfriend!"
    dined on 18/07/2014
  • "Table wasn't ready so we were sent to the bar to wait - first impressions count - the bartender was sullen, no manners at all, no smile. Service started well, menu explained, first course arrived quickly. Our server then moved to another station - the service went downhill rapidly. We were without drinks for easily 40 minutes and after eating our main course the plates sat in front of us for over half an hour before being cleared away. We came away thinking we'd ordered the wrong things - brisket - very small portion, pulled pork - very small portion however the XXXL burger was good. All 3 of us found the fries and slaw tasteless I'm afraid so left them. Middle of the day, lots of empty tables, no exuse for poor service. Great location."
    dined on 18/07/2014
  • "I could not believe that food tasted so good until we went to hickorys has to be the number 1 restraint and will be returning at any chance possible!!"
    dined on 16/07/2014
  • "Absolutely delicious real American food great choices and a chance to try things not tried before, eg gumbo, would highly recommend."
    dined on 15/07/2014
  • "I've eaten in many top end restaurants and the food and experience is up there with them. The drinks menus is fantastic and the barmen took time out to recommend drinks. The food was outstanding, make sure you go there hungery and early so you can eat and drink as much as you can. Only gutted I live nowhere near the restaurant, so can't just pop back!"
    dined on 14/07/2014
  • "Service was excellent,friendly and left the right amount of time between courses. The food was great, full of flavour and cooked to perfection. My husband finds cause for complaint everywhere we go but couldn't fault our visit on any level. The presentation was unique using unusual, quirky crockery. This was our first of, hopefully, many visits."
    dined on 10/07/2014
  • "Excellent resturant, food was amazing and the staff were so helpful"
    dined on 08/07/2014
  • "Great family friendly restaurant, fantastic service on a busy Saturday lunch time. Food was brilliant, tasty and plentiful. Mustn't wait so long to re-visit next time!"
    dined on 05/07/2014
  • "Food was amazin been a few times my boyfriend loves coming"
    dined on 04/07/2014