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Chester's Barbecue

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943 Poquonnock Rd.,, Groton, CT 06340
860-449-6868
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 65
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food, even better personnel!

I had the Baby Back ribs at the end of the day and - I gotta admit - they were a bit dry, but I put that down to being 20 min before closing on an unbelievably hot day... even so, when I mentioned it to the wait-staff I got treated to a fresh rak which were juicy, delicious and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
vincebrennan
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I had the Baby Back ribs at the end of the day and - I gotta admit - they were a bit dry, but I put that down to being 20 min before closing on an unbelievably hot day... even so, when I mentioned it to the wait-staff I got treated to a fresh rak which were juicy, delicious and... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

The ribs were okay. They're as a drub rub so if you want barbeque sauce on them you'll want to bring your own sauce because the sauce they offer wasn't that good. The sides were good though.

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Avon, Connecticut, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 290 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We had read about the spectacular burnt ends (those crispy edges of a smoked brisket) and had even stopped by once previously to check out the place. This time, as on our previous visit, the restaurant was almost empty. However, it was "off eating hour" so we wandered in to ask for burnt ends. No, "Not available", they said. And... More 

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Toronto
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I dropped in for some BBQ yesterday. Just before I ordered, the guy at the cash gave the customer in front of me a sample of their NC BBQ pork. The customer wanted to pay for it, but the waiter said, no charge, we want to see you back. Fantastic. I ordered the St Louis Ribs. Had the spicy sauce... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Our first time here. The food was very good and the staff was very kind. There are a lot of selections to choose from. We also ran into the owner on the way out and he was very nice and you can tell he cares about what people think. We will be back!

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Lexington, KY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We enjoyed our BarBQ at Chester's. We both had Brisket and I had beans and my husband had potato salad. It was all good. I also enjoyed the cornbread. A little more pricey than I'm used to but it was a great stop!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Being from the south it is hard to find good BBQ in Conn. This place is as good as you get north of North Carolina. Even the colards are good.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

They have to many options on the menu, which was on a board above the counter making it hard to figure out. The bbq is decent. It is better than a corporate restaurant, but pales in comparison to an actual carolina bbq joint. The corn bread is like desert cake. If you are craving meat it will satisfy.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Chester's BBQ is a great option for BBQ in southeastern Connecticut. The meat and side selections are more than sufficient and the two sauces (sweet and spicy) are perfect for soaking up your meal. I shared a platter, which included ribs, pulled pork, brisket, burnt tips, a few sides and cornbread. There was not one part of the meal I... More 

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Stonington, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Stopped for lunch and was pleasantly surprised with the varied menu and the quality of the BBQ. I am spoiled with southern BBQ but can honestly say this is excellent. The have catering capability and many 'packages'. It is tucked into the corner of a shopping plaza and is well worth the stop

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Additional Information about Chester's Barbecue

Address: 943 Poquonnock Rd.,, Groton, CT 06340
Phone Number: 860-449-6868
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Groton
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
Cuisine: Barbecue

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 943 Poquonnock Rd.,, Groton, CT 06340
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Groton
  • Phone Number: 860-449-6868

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?