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59 West Center St., Southington, CT 06489-3511
+1 860-620-9133
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Manchester, New Hampshire
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57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ended a food crawl here last night. At 9:50 when we arrived the smoker in the parking lot was going strong and as we walked in the bartender warned that the kitchen closed at 10! We immediately ordered a tray of burnt ends and a mashed potato puck before we even decided on drinks and they were delivered in... More 

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Maryland
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Celebrated my father in law's 88th birthday and the staff was so accommodating. Menu had something for everyone and the brisket was amazing! Would like to go back in the summer and eat outside.

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Thank samfam
Southington, Connecticut
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Cars are always packed outside so we wanted to see what the fuss was about. We was new to the area and love BBQ food. Ordered food to go for the family and wasn't too happy. Food was just ok. Nothing to write home about. We may try it again in the future, b/c we did order our food to... More 

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Thank RoysterFam
Watertown, CT
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Where to begin....greeted and seated with a smile, exceptional service from a young lady who loves her job and the food. We loved the brisket, the sloppy Chris and the sides including collard greens, Mac n cheese and coleslaw. Definitely going back

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2 Thank SKayWatertown
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

I actually had to come to this place to support the live music performers (one of the performers was my professor and I had to write a paper on the performance). There's not many great places in Southington to just hang out and get drinks accompanied by live music. The drinks were fabulous and the food was amazing! The waitstaff... More 

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2 Thank Jane K
Vernon, Connecticut
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

I was with a group of bicyclists today (January 22, 2017) who stopped at this restaurant after a 20 mile ride, because we had heard that they make very good BBQ. Maybe it was just tonight, but my Combo (1/2 rack baby back ribs and 1/2 rack spare ribs) was poorly prepared. Please understand that I smoke my own ribs... More 

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Thank BobinVernon
Farmington, Connecticut
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Had a very nice first time visit for a family dinner. When you arrive there is BBQ smoker going full blast in the parking lot to give you a great aroma. This is simple down home restaurant on one side and a bar on the other side. Great onion ring appetizer. Outstanding Jumbalaya with blackened shrimp and great freshly baked... More 

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Southington, Connecticut
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74 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Skip the bbq and go for the meatloaf and sides. I have tried their bbq several times just to be fair and I found it consistently dry. I have ventured away from it to other things on the menu and found other things much better. I little disappointing for a place considered to be a bbq joint, but the other... More 

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Thank TheGreekInCT
Middlebury, Connecticut
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

This place used to have a good hippie vibe with some creative cocktails to go with the smokin' BBQ and craft beers. Beer selection down, a lot less creativity on the menu, liquid cheese on nacho and just not as good ad it used to be. Gave it two tries. Picked out chopped core pieces of iceberg lettuce from my... More 

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Thank pogo77
Connecticut
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

I had pulled pork and tried my boyfriend's chili. Mine was good but his was excellent. The tender meats combined with beans made this limited meat eater want her own bowl of chili. Friendly waitstaff and nice bar atmosphere.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Television
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 59 West Center St., Southington, CT 06489-3511
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Southington
  • Phone Number: +1 860-620-9133

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