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Chester's Barbecue

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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943 Poquonnock Rd.,, Groton, CT 06340
+1 860-449-6868
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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New York City, New York
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

3 little pigs....1/2 lb of Pulled pork. This joint has delicious BBQ. The ribs are dried rub so if that's not your style...style is NC vinegar....and BBQ sauce (sweet) is just right. I do not know how else to describe but the kids and adults love it. And to top it off, the folks are really nice.

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Thank Chris S
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109 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My company always orders from here for employee appreciation day. Great pork, chicken, sauces and sides. Cornbread, baked beans, potato salad all very good and fresh tasting. Have never dined in, so can't speak for that but I would highly recommend for take out orders for large groups.

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Thank FattieCattie
London, United Kingdom
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213 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here once for a family dinner. Everything was great.... So good we ordered out from them two days later!!! Sides are super yum and all the meat was tasty as. Great cornbread too

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Thank Jake F
New London, Connecticut
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167 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 335 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So me and the guys tend to go here once every couple of months. Be hungry, go next door and grab a road soda and bring it on back get the burnt ends, ribs, hot links, and brisket sandwich with onions and pickles. It's the only BBQ place around the area and it's dang good. You will smell when you... More 

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Thank Unclesogg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So thankful for Chesters delicious brisket and corn bread. The staff is knowledgeable & friendly. Plenty of seating for a large family or a party. So thankful this place is here.

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Thank Pamela M
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

This place has the best barbecue I've had in Connecticut. The sandwiches are delicious. I would give 5 stars but the sides aren't very good.

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Thank Rodriquez S
Connecticut
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58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Good stuff all around. Chili, cornbread, brisket just to start. Smells good and tastes great. Simple place, no complaints here.

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Thank radmad
Clarksville, Tennessee
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

While the food and the people are good enough and nice enough, my issue with Chester's is that they can't quite seem to figure out what type of establishment they want to be. While sandwiches are a bit cheaper, most entrees are priced between $18 - $29, or about what you'd expect to pay in an upscale restaurant. The issue... More 

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Thank crnd
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Had the Three Little Pigs and it was was some of the best BBQ I have ever had. The decor is simple and like a traditional BBQ joint. We enjoyed our visit very much. Nice that Chesters has sweet tea too!!

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Thank Stan E
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

I've eaten here for lunch and dinner and every time I've been it has been good food, properly prepared, served quickly by a knowledgeable staff. Can't say enough about this place. It's clean and well run, the food is just what it's supposed to be. They don't pretend to be something they are not.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 943 Poquonnock Rd.,, Groton, CT 06340
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Groton
  • Phone Number: +1 860-449-6868

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Columbia, Connecticut
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?