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Woods Pit BBQ & Mexican Restaurant

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123 Bantam Lake Rd, Route 209, Bantam, CT 06750-1703
+1 860-567-9869
Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed my pulled pork sandwich in this quaint little town BBQ joint. Service was excellent. Pork was good. Pulled pork Sauce was good but a little sweet . Hey it's New England not North Carolina! I will return.

1 Thank Peter S
Colebrook, Connecticut
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

Wood's Pit excels at combining BBQ and Mexican. We hadn't dine here in several years but the food has been consistently good for a couple of decades. The BBQ is decent, the Mexican dishes are decent, but when the BBQ pulled pork and chicken are combined with Mexican (last night it was the chimichanga and quesadilla), this restaurant excels. Usually... More 

Thank Umpqua42
Waterbury, Connecticut
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

Hostess/server was great! Friendly! Great ambiance! I ordered ceasar salad with grilled salmon and jerk chicken. Awesome, I ate that all the way home....Good portion...This was my first time there, although I passed by it 100 times....

Thank MINGO1965
New Milford, Connecticut
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

How did such a great BBQ keep so quiet!!! We had take out dinners and each one was plentiful and super tasty. Really fine menu. This is one you won't want to miss!

1 Thank EllieandCS
Litchfield, Connecticut
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83 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Went Sunday afternoon with my daughter and grandchildren. The place has that Suttle aroma of hickory smoke. I'v eaten there in the past, so I was familiar with the style of food. Anyway, my daughter and wife split a dinner. The kids ordered of the kids menu. Nothing was especially hot, warm at best. The sides come in a 4oz... More 

Thank Chefnfly
Cheshire, Connecticut
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62 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

The smoked meat and Mexican food is very good. I've been looking around for other Mexican places that aren't a franchise or chain restaurant. I keep coming back to Woods. But, like most smoke houses the meats can be a bit expensive. I smoke meat also. In my backyard tho. It's a time consuming and expensive process. So, I don't... More 

Thank blueyeddevil
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153 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We had lunch here as a family this week. The meat for the pulled pork and brisket was yummy. The BBQ sauce could have more flavor. The service was fine but the best thing was the reasonable prices for a good meal. Definitely a good lunch place if you are in the area.

Thank kqbj
Sydney, Australia
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71 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Just rolled out of Woods Pit having shared the pulled pork platter with mac n cheese, jalapeno corn bread and a green salad and a chicken burrito with sides. All incredibly filling and delicious. Serious southern comfort food. A sweetner to this was that the pulled pork platter is 50% off on Tues. Lovely service. A definite one to come... More 

Thank Travel_Bea_2010
New Haven, Connecticut, United States
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

I have driven past this place so many times, wanted to stop but never did, this past Sunday my sister took me there and I was so disappointed. The BBQ sauce tasted like watered down ketchup I ordered the rib and chicken combo with baked beans, a real disappointment. I asked our waitress if there was another BBQ sauce that... More 

Thank Janet M
Torrington, Connecticut
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Woods BBQ has a history that most don’t know about. The restaurant owner built upon the rich history and success of his previous restaurant “LaTienda’s” in Litchfield. In days gone by this was the finest Mexican /Ethnic restaurant by far in Litchfield County and boasted several awards From publications like CT Magazine through its years of existence. Wood’s cuisine has... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123 Bantam Lake Rd, Route 209, Bantam, CT 06750-1703
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Bantam
  • Phone Number: +1 860-567-9869

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?