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Flaggstead Texas Smokehouse

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1085 Farmington Ave, Farmington, CT 06032-1464
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11:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Great Place when they have the food

This is a good place. I can't give higher than average because every time we go there they are always out of something even at 4:00 on a Saturday. Poor planning. But what they do have is definitely good

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
Melissa F
Farmington, Connecticut
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Salem, Connecticut, United States
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We happened to be in Farmington and decided to stop by for lunch. I ordered a pulled pork sandwich with garlic mash for a side, sandwich was very good, the mash potatoes were dry, not really that good. My husband ordered a half rack of ribs...we get our food, drinks and plastic silverware which consisted of a fork and spoon...my... More 

Thank Cindy C
Farmington, Connecticut
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This is a good place. I can't give higher than average because every time we go there they are always out of something even at 4:00 on a Saturday. Poor planning. But what they do have is definitely good

Thank Melissa F
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Low key indoor/outdoor place with awesome beef Bbq. Friendly staff. Like being in Texas. Get the platter with 2 or 3 different meats. Good sides too

Thank Stu B
New Britain, Connecticut
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Food was always good even if they don't have beef ribs. We called in the order at 3:15, told it would be 2 hours because they were so busy. Got there at 5:15, food wasn't ready, had to wait another 20 minutes and place was empty! Also charged more than website prices. Apparently they haven't gotten around to updating the... More 

Thank Marcia J
Danbury, Connecticut
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

When I expressed a hankering for a pulled-pork sandwich while at a baseball game, my friend suggested Flaggstead Texas BBQ, a place he'd driven by but never visited. We stopped on the way home. The sandwich was huge and was the best pulled-pork I've ever had! And at $6.99 it was a bargain - cheaper than the pulled-pork I would... More 

Thank MarkEnRoute
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115 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Tried this place for the first time and was excited because I like Texas BBQ. Tried to go inside the tired looking house that holds the restaurant when it was supposed to open at 11:30 am. Doors were locked and it looked like no one was there. Started walking away and a man unlocked the door. Went in to order... More 

Thank pigismom
New England
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We're so lucky to have a ribs joint in town. Part of the charm of roadside bbq is that it's not a cookie-cutter chain place -- not even close. If you're prissy, yeah, you won't get it, go to Ruby Tues. Don't get your hands dirty. We love sitting out on the funky deck under the shade of a huge... More 

Thank LostHorizons
Sanibel Island, Florida
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

.....and it was delicious! This is a small local place with all of it home-cooked/smoked on site, so it is authentic. In the Texas style. Brisket, chicken, pulled pork, beans, cole slaw, jalepeno cornbread, we ate every bite. Didn't do beer, but they had lots of it. There are two small dining rooms and appropriate decor if you want to... More 

Thank AncestorBug
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The building grounds need to be mowed, windows cleaned from cobwebs and filth, replace broken windows, overall makeover needed inside and out. Front entrance is overgrown with weeds! Food is okay, but could be better. Why are there flies swarming around? Servers do NOT wear gloves, and food was served cold. This place use to be good, but has gone... More 

3 Thank JosephJohn4
Cheshire, Connecticut
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77 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Although I believe the food is authentic Texas style, when it arrives less than warm, you don't get a good feeling. Also, the wait staff didn't seem very competent or attentive for how few people were there on a Sat night. Rushing around, but inefficient. Like others said, they were out of a few things. Think we will try elsewhere... More 

2 Thank fiveinalog

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1085 Farmington Ave, Farmington, CT 06032-1464
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Farmington
  • Phone Number: 860-674-6028

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm

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