Hickory's Chester

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Hickory’s Smokehouse is an authentic American BBQ restaurant set on the banks of the River Dee in the historic City of Chester. Here you can enjoy a traditional style of cooking that has its roots in the US, but deserves to be just as popular over here.

We’ve got bucketful's of popcorn, massive racks of ribs slowly cooked in our smoker, enormous American desserts, a delicious weekend brunch and not to mention the hottest Buffalo wings you’ve ever tasted! And with 17 wide screens showing up to 17 different types of international sport, you wont miss a second of the game…
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OpenTable Diner
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant food and excellence service. We had the large platter to share and we were both stuffed

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Tracy
Liverpool
3 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal had the combo for 2 £40 it was lovely plenty of choice would return

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OpenTable Diner
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We booked a table and sat in side - would have preferred to have sat in the bit that overlooked the river as we where in the main part and it was very noisy - music too loud couldn't hold a conversation.

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OpenTable Diner
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, cannot fault the service. Will definitely be returning again in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Been to different Hickorys and lived them. This one didn't disappoint either. Friendly staff who are very helpful and attentive. Gets very busy so be sure to book and let the
Know in advance if it is for a celebration.

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OpenTable Diner
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place well recommended and well worth the money

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OpenTable Diner
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal great service as always . Love this place

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Clare1630
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and it was amazing from start to finish waitress was lovely food was amazing. Really fast with food and wasn't to pricey all round amazing!!

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OpenTable Diner
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience3

First time we have been to Hickory's in Chester, quality of food was excellent & I had the Rump Steak which was the best I have had for a long time, cooked to perfection.
The Onion Rings are absolutely massive, but not greasy or full of batter, just right.
Hickory's in Rhos-On-Sea next.

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OpenTable Diner
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Worth the wait to get a table. The food is such good value for money. Only downside was sitting on high stools. Didn't feel comfortable eating that way

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OpenTable Diner
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat real american food and great cocktails, lovely atmosphere really helpful and friendly staff would highly recommend this place to everyone 😊

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OpenTable Diner
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2017
Overall3food3service2ambience3

It was mostly ok. Disappointed to be honest. Expected more from it based on the other reviews. Maybe it was just a bad day.

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ElizabethM
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First visit so we ordered the sharing board & the mountain of meat main course with ribs etc to share. Huge portions!! Enough for 4 and there were only 2 sharing. Great drinks menu, peach ice tea was popular with the teenagers while I enjoyed a couple of cocktails. Vibrant fun atmosphere, plentiful American style food. Good attentive service. Would definitely return just order something smaller so I could try the deserts!

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mandamoo
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed our visit to Hickorys, had a starter of pulled pork nachos to start which we shared and it was yummy, steak and a burger with man n chesse for our mains, steak food to perfection and my burger was delicious, we had a drink outside before hand and made use of the blankets to stay warm
Nice place for families or friends really enjoyed our visit to Chester! :)

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petech3
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always great meal a tad poorly lit service excellent need i say more

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AliW
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff made us feel very welcome, great atmosphere and the food was amazing! Portion sizes are huge! Had a great night and will definitely be going back again soon!

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Tomw
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2017
Overall1food4service1ambience5

Dear Sir/Madam

After many good reviews of your restaurant in Chester I decided to book a table with yourself for an afternoon meal. I was pleasantly surprised with the warm welcoming and complementary popcorn on arrival. After ordering the starter and waiting near 40 minutes after been asked many of times if we had received the starter i was very disappointed. A member of your team offered a free round of drinks to compensate the waiting. This was great until the two milkshakes arrived filled with ice and did not taste anything like the identical first drinks we received. After waiting a considerable time for the main once again, a member of your staff dropped the salad over the table. Although this was eventually cleaned and replaced I was very disappointed after travelling from Whitchurch but also being a student opportunities like this are rare.

I look forward to hearing off yourselves.

Yours sincerely

Mr Wellsbury

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we visit our son at Chester Uni, he asks to eat here, and we have come to love it as much as him. Fab food, great cocktails, lively atmosphere and such friendly staff that can't do enough to make your visit perfect

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OpenTable Diner
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ordered steak. I had the rump and my husband had the 52ounce. He had wanted to try it for ages and it was cooked to perfection. He didn't finish it but we loved every min of it there. We also ordered cocktails that weren't on the menu and they were really good. Well
Recommended

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OpenTable Diner
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ordered and within 5 minutes the food had arrived, and it was great. Also would always recommend the grape soda.

JJ
JulieJ
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hickorys always delivers Great food & excellent service. Waitress went out of the way to organise a better table for us as we had someone on crutches. Lovely evening had by all.

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OpenTable Diner
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for an early meal for my daughters 12th birthday, they'd put balloons and a happy birthday sign on our table and really made it feel special. The staff we're really friendly and informative. Lovely food and atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After a problem with my drink this was rectified immediately with a personal apology from a manager, great service

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Thbd
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2017
Overall3food4service1ambience1

Food was ok, had sharing platter and it all really tasted the same...could have done with a bit more variety
Server was extremely rude and only perked up as we were paying...needless to say, still didn't get a tip....
Seated in a booth opposite bar, didn't get the experience of the restaurant, felt secluded and as it was myself and a friend an intimate booth wasn't necessary, we would have enjoyed it more if we were seated among others

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OpenTable Diner
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After a pleasant afternoon shopping in Chester went to Hickorys. Really enjoyed it would have been even better if weather had been kinder. Recommended.

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Soph1986
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to hickory a about 5years ago and was amazing so we booked for 25-2-17 and the food was the same. They have a wide menu of food and drink and it's work every penny.

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OpenTable Diner
Wales
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a nice, relaxed, informal meal. Fab food and a great atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Called as it was our sons birthday and we all really enjoyed it.

RJ
RJ123
London
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, lovely atmosphere. Went for breakfast, nice and quiet and attentive service.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic evening for my daughter's 18th. Staff attentive, I lost count of how many wished her happy birthday! Good ambience, excellent food. We travelled a distance to come to Hickory's but well worth it and will definitely be visiting again. Thank you

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AnthonyH
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit after many recommendations from friends. We were not disappointed, great service from a young lady named Jade. Good selection of beers and cocktails and the food was amazing. Great value for money, will be visiting again.

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OpenTable Diner
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2017
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Great Place, Great Food, Service Wasn't Great. Took nearly 30 mins for food order to be taken, drinks were sat on the bar for 10 minutes. We then waited another 30 minutes for food to arrive, when it did arrive it was wrong, took another 10 minutes before we ate. Not ideal when your trying to entertain a two year old.

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Annemacyummy
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

First time yesterday that we had a meal at Hickorys. We have great service and absolutely loved the food - not had mac n cheese with chicken and maple syrup before but was really yummy - a very different combination but nice to try something different. My husband loves chilli and he was very impressed with his meal. Next time we visit Chester would definitely go for a meal again.

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OpenTable Diner
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Went for a birthday meal at Hickorys Chester. It was half term so quite noisy with a number of children. We were seated in a booth which was excellently placed. Choice on the menu was excellent. Starters were amazing! Onion rings so huge!! Nachos to die for!!! Then came the main courses. We were certainly NOT disappointed . The staff were so attentive and friendly nothing was too much trouble. Definitely go back.

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PhilG
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time at hickory's after hearing such good reviews about the place. It was first class from start to finish. Great menu, location, and very helpful friendly staff. Will definately be booking again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience2

I always enjoy visiting but the table we sat at had no lighting above us. I understand that the low lighting gives off the atmosphere in the evenings but we could not see our plates that were right in front of us. I would make sure I request a table with adequate lighting on our next visit

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OpenTable Diner
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2017
Overall3food2service4ambience4

the service was great the staff were lovely but we were dissapointed with the food. The beef brisket was very fatty and the ribs were very pink. We'd heard good reviews from friends about this place maybe we'd set our expectations too high as we were left dissapointed with our meals.

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OpenTable Diner
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice food, lovely atmosphere! Will return and would recommend to a friend.

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E123
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2017
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Very rushed with ordering drinks and food. Came too quickly both times. The ribs and chips were nice but the chicken was vile. Mentioned on my booking it was a special occasion but there was nothing extra. Normally like Hickorys - was a let down this time.

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Amilynne
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had a lovely time, the only issue was a bit surprised at the change in the platter. Really loved the small sausages you used to have. However service was amazing. I felt truly awful as we didn't have any cash on us to tip and there wasn't an option paying by card. Our waitress was Jazz and she was excellent throughout our meal. Really helpful and a friendly.

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Hickory's Chester offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01244 404000.

Hickory's Chester is rated 4.5 stars by 1711 OpenTable diners.