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Porky Pete's BBQ

) #10 of 11 Restaurants in Essex $$ - $$$, American, Barbecue
90 Plains Rd, Essex, CT 06426-1501
+1 860-767-1021
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Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“pulled pork” (9 reviews)
“cole slaw” (3 reviews)
“ribs” (4 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
American, Barbecue
PRICE
$$ - $$$
DETAILS
90 Plains Rd, Essex, CT 06426-1501
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1 - 10 of 26 reviews

Reviewed 22 February 2017

The ribs were so dry I threw them away! Plus they didn't remove the membrane so you could not even cut through the individual ribs. Their sauce was bland and not at all what I would call bbq sauce. How this place remains in business...More

Thank borntotravel2012
Reviewed 20 November 2016

My daughter wanted bbq so we ventured out and found this hidden gem in the center of a small CT town. The food was tasty and the service was good and friendly. It's a basic bbq place, nothing fancy, great for families with small kids.

Thank bmagl
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Picnic day with my girls to search for Bald Eagles on the Connecticut River and we decided on BBQ. The reviews led us to the unfortunate destination of Porky Pete's BBQ. We ordered everything on the menu and went to the river with great hunger...More

Thank eliisawinkel
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Came at closing time. They stayed open an extra 15 minutes to fill our take-out order. Got to talk with the chef as well as the other owners. They really are enthusiastic about the food they make using their family's secret recepies. They claim to...More

Thank MadisonCTBob
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Great food if you can find it! It's worth the short drive from the steam train or downtown if you want a great sandwich or meal.

Thank Greg G
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Family owned, friendly restaurant with delicious smoked ribs, pork, brisket, etc and delicious homemade sides like "Texas caviar, Mac and cheese, homemade potato chips, Cole slaw etc. Casual, comfortable picnic tables, clean and cheerful. Nice outdoor seating. In beautiful little downtown Ivoryton, right near the...More

Thank irisbow
Reviewed 25 June 2016

There is only outside eating, and the while the sandwich is ok, it's not great. But then I'm coming form the south where there is real BBQ

Thank Conniefay
Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

Mouth-wateringly delicious hickory smoked pulled pork sandwich on a brioche bun. Great smoke flavor, a little spice in the sauce. Super cheap prices. My wife loved the Cole slaw as well. Hole in the wall joint, shares a building with the gas station, no real...More

Thank ofglass
Reviewed 3 May 2016

I have eaten here several times. If you like BBQ you will enjoy this food. The cookies are excellent, too.

1  Thank Sailor-NHYC
Reviewed 16 October 2015

The pork was really good. Not over the top, but good. I will try again . Maybe things were prepared ahead of time .

Thank Harley M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 18:00
Thursday
11:00 - 18:00
Friday
11:00 - 18:00
Saturday
11:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 90 Plains Rd, Essex, CT 06426-1501
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Essex
  • Phone Number: +1 860-767-1021
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