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Chester's Barbecue

943 Poquonnock Rd, Groton, CT 06340-4257
+1 860-449-6868
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“burnt ends” (21 reviews)
“brisket” (57 reviews)
“smoked meat” (9 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
943 Poquonnock Rd, Groton, CT 06340-4257
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although the eatery was a little difficult to find in the strip mall the food was excellent. We had pulled pork sandwiches and what they call " three little pigs" combo plate. The pigs were three different types of sauces over BBQ pork. Very good...More

Thank bob06201128
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bbq was ok. Not great but not bad. Ordered a to go order of beef brisket and burnt ends. Asked for extra sauce since the burnt ends did not have sauce on them and was charged an additional 2 or 3 bucks on top of...More

Thank billhJ1280CT
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Wow read about it on trip advisor. So glad I did. Got there meal for two (it's like a sampler player of different things they serve) it could feed 4 people let alone two. Everything was FABULOUS, so glad we went even my picky autistic...More

Thank Heather812ck
Reviewed 2 July 2017

My family and I had dinner at Chester's Saturday, July 1, 2017. The food was excellent! The brisket was melt in your mouth tender. Even the small amounts of fat on the brisket were tender. The baby back ribs were juicy and had a wonderful...More

Thank mrbriskin
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

I found Chesters from Trip Advisor while searching for a place to eat. When you approach Chester's, you can smell the BBQ aromas. The menu is on the wall behind the counter. (There are real ones on the counter). The staff is very friendly, especially...More

Thank Niti R
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Good overall. Brisket is my favorite. Ranges from chewy and smoky to melt-in-your-mouth tender. I like both but ask, if you have a preference. My wife really likes the pulled pork, and the chicken and ribs are good too. Cornbread very good if you like...More

Thank TravelinFamilyBoston
Reviewed 23 May 2017

At Chester's, you order your food at the counter and when it is ready, they call your number and you pick it up at the counter. The food is good and in nice portion sizes. the barbecue beef brisket sandwich had thick chunks of meat....More

Thank offwego2011
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Lots of choices and options on the menu, but the food was bland and not very appealing. Has three different BBQ sauces which weren't all that great. Coleslaw lacked any flavor.

Thank PhilR9
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

This is not a fancy place. It is very clean. But the food is the best. The baby backs were perfect. Great seasoning and so much meat on the bones! The baked beans were home made and tasted like my grandmother'. The mashed sweet potato...More

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

We drive over an hour just to come here. The BBQ is ridiculously good. The sauces are amazing and the staff is always accommodating and informative. The brisket just melts in your mouth. I highly recommend the chicken also. If you are any where near...More

Thank Stu K
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4 August 2015|
Response from GrotonThames | Reviewed this property |
No need for reservations. Just counter service. But you can order ahead on-line, and schedule a time for it to be ready. Then you show up, and bypass the line. I guess that is as good as a reservation.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 943 Poquonnock Rd, Groton, CT 06340-4257
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Groton
  • Phone Number: +1 860-449-6868
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