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Nat Hayden's Real Pit Barbecue

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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144B Broad St, Windsor, CT 06095-2944
+1 860-298-8955
11:00 - 21:00
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New Milford, Connecticut
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110 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I loved the side dishes offered here. The gumbo was excellent, as were the red beans and rice. I was less happy with the pulled pork sandwich. It was too soggy and I've had better BBQ sauce. My wife enjoyed the catfish wrap special and her spicy beans. And they have some good beer on tap.

Thank John B
Windsor, Connecticut
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love Nat Hayden's so much. Their food is always consistently good and staff are always so friendly. I personally love the pulled pork, the quesadillas, collard greens, and their mac & cheese the best. If you want small town good bbq, then this is the place to go!

Thank jmcfarland84
East Aurora, New York
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

The food was ok....we had 3 cheese mac and cheese (good), the hoagie (so-so), baked beans (tasted like Bush's), and the crab cakes (great remoulade sauce, but the cakes themselves were way too salty). Not a bad stop for some out-of-town BBQ, but definitely not the best I've ever had.

Thank Chelsea Z
hartford CT
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94 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

I am a die hard Nat Haydens fan. Recently the old owners left and I was concerned that the food was going to change. Thankfully it has not. They have delicious BBQ, always fresh and have never had an issue. They will make any modifications you want to the item you want. The staff is wonderful and the restaurant is... More 

Thank brando16a
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

My family had an early Thanksgiving yesterday. We ordered the Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner package. Hands down one of the best dinners ever purchased. Turkey and all the sides were excellent. You really cannot be the price either.

Thank William S
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Nat Hayden's has some of the best barbeque in the area at any price. I prefer it over Bear's down the street. This is really great food at a very reasonable price. Service is fine and the ambiance is not going to wow anyone. Go there for great food!!!

Thank Douglas K
Vernon, Connecticut
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Simply the best! We've been to all the bbq places in our vicinity and hands down this was the most delicious. After seeing an ad in the Journal Inquirer we decided to give it a try and glad we did. Small place, not fancy just serves great food. Brisket and ribs were our choices this time, tender, juicy, mouth watering... More 

Thank onetheroad
Maitland, Florida
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Tonight was our third visit to Nat Hayden's and it will carry on as our "go to" BBQ fix after moving here from the south. Brisket is the real deal, the featured sides are a nice, seasonal surprise and prices are good! Nice beer selection, wine too. Haven't tried the amazing looking desserts - will have to skip the main... More 

Thank cherileewilliams2020
Windsor, Connecticut
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Wonderful wonderful barbeque meats and good sides. This is second location in Windsor and they did an excellent job remodelling the space. Friendly service. I love that good food is so conveniently located.

Thank Sharon d
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed the food at this restaurant. Especially the burnt ends. The chicken wings were good. Although the sides like the greens and Mac and cheese weren't seasoned enough for my taste.

Thank John w

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, 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: 144B Broad St, Windsor, CT 06095-2944
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Windsor
  • Phone Number: +1 860-298-8955

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