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Wilson's Holy Smoke BBQ

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1851 Post Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824-5736
203-319-7427
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Thu - Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Good for:
Families with children
Lunch
Dinner
Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 23
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Authentic Southern BBQ in New England!

It has a small indoor seating area, but nobody cares. The food is incredible. The food here is just as good, maybe better than our favorites.from various places we lived in the south. You can tell the staff really cares about their food and their business. If Food Network has recently re-aired... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
skegwe
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Fairfield, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
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Fairfield, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It has a small indoor seating area, but nobody cares. The food is incredible. The food here is just as good, maybe better than our favorites.from various places we lived in the south. You can tell the staff really cares about their food and their business. If Food Network has recently re-aired their episode from Guy Fieri's Diners, Dives, and... More 

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Connecticut
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a very informal, mostly take-out place with only a few tables inside and picnic tables out front (on Rte. 1) for warm weather. They serve a dry rub, really smoked bbq; don't expect the stuff that's cooked with sticky sweet sauce. Sauce comes on the side, at varying levels of spiciness. I really love their chicken, succulent and... More 

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Fairfield, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you like "dry" ribs, as well as great barbeque brisket, there are few better places anywhere, let alone in Fairfield county, than Wilsons (that's his name). This is a small joint, probably better for takeout, on the Post Road in Fairfield near the train station. Not cheap, but good ribs rarely are. Try the baked beans and corn bread... More 

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Easton, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

What a great lunch I had this past weekend. I have been living in CT my whole life and did not realize this place until I saw it on triple D. It is a very small place, but the food was spot on. I ordered the brisket and sausage w/ potato salad, cole slaw, and cornbread. The brisket was flavorful,... More 

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Trumbull, Connecticut
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58 reviews 58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Wow, what a fabulous meal - we had the 3 meat option with 4 sides and corn bread and having traveled throughout the south and having eaten a lot of bbq, this one is right up there with our best!!! I can't believe i only live one town over and finally had a meal there. Thanks to Wilson's - well... More 

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New York City, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

It does not worth a trip; sadly disappointed after seeing the report of DD&D-Food Network. While we waited for our food, we saw that even their "Grab and Go" service was not that good, a client was complaining for a wrong order. Our food came out quickly, but the taste was plain, nothing extraordinary; the brisket was fatty and the... More 

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Fairfield, Connecticut
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Recently moved to Fairfield and was really looking forward to this restaurant as I love good BBQ. To start with, the prices seemed high for the end product. The brisket was incredibly fatty. The ribs were dry and did not really fall off the bone like other great BBQ I've had both locally and in the midwest where I used... More 

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

It was average barbeque at a good price. The baked macaroni and cheese was good. The greens were spicy which I like and the meat was tender. Not a bad place to order take out.

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

I was looking for another BBQ place, uncle Willie's, but they closed down. That tells me Wilson's Rules Fairfield BBQ ! Typical down the road joint, if you're in Texas. Good variety of wet or dry rubbed, full or half racks with all the sides you could ask for. Order at counter and pick a table. Small dining area. Maybe... More 

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I couldn't be more fortunate to be a Fairfield resident only a few blocks away from Wilsons, they may not be the best in the country but they are sure close to the top. Consistent quality and an excellent selection makes Wilson's the place to go if you are in the area.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1851 Post Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824-5736
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Fairfield
  • Phone Number: 203-319-7427

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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