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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • 57
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  • 29
    Very good
  • 11
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  • 2
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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
Most recent review
Hidden gem

Have traveled around the country eating and this place definitely is holding their own with BBQ. It is more of a sweet pulled pork but great bang for buck. It has amazing sides and an unassuming atmosphere.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Have traveled around the country eating and this place definitely is holding their own with BBQ. It is more of a sweet pulled pork but great bang for buck. It has amazing sides and an unassuming atmosphere.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Good folks but sauce is weak, meat is really fatty tea is from concentrate. Just another sysco food joint

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St. Marys, Georgia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

For being in the north, the bbq is good. It's the best in town. One problem I do have, is if you take the sweet tea to-go, after a few minutes it tastes like bbq smoke. It's disgusting. So drink it there. Other than that, the brisket is awesome.

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Baldwinsville
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Wouldn't have stopped here if it weren't for the reviews on Trip Advisor. In town on business looking for something different. Their saying is that Barbeque is not the sauce, it's what the sauce goes on! And they serve the food without sauce and even though I LOVE sauce, I could have eaten everything without it!!! IT IS THAT GOOD!!!!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Just had a great lunch and friendly service at Chester ' BBQ. Brisket is tender and tasty. Was recommended by employee. He gave us an overview of all the menu items and of the restaurants history. We will return.

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North Tonawanda, NY
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121 reviews 121 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This restaurant in the BigY plaza in Groton is one I would have missed if not for the adamant insistence of my brother. The Friday special barbecued corn beef is amazing. Barbecue flavorings show influence of Kansas City, Texas, North Carolina and places in between. Live music some evenings. Desserts are a weakness, but all of the main entrees and... More 

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Groton, Connecticut
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54 reviews 54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I live in the area. Always tantalizing is the smoking of meats aroma in the outside air. I ordered the Lil Bites which is a choice of meat, a side and a delicious sweet cornbread square. My order was a take out. No waiting and always a friendly and capable staff. This time I ordered beef brisket, sooooo tender, and... More 

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Stonington, Maine
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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Omg just had the most amazing smoked corn beef with sweet sour. Out of this world. Thought the brisket was the best now the corn beef is even better .

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Providence, RI
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103 reviews 103 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

If you look at my other reviews, I have a favorite BBQ restaurant so anything else needs to meet or exceeds my previous experience. Chester's is good and has a casual atmosphere and the BBQ was OK. You will not hate it and if your in the area it is a fine place to go to. Personally, I will bypass... More 

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Pawcatuck, Connecticut
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Visited here for the first time. As soon as you walk in, the sweet smell of smoked meat fills your nostrils. No waitstaff, order up front and wait for your number. Our party was a group of 20. Chester had set aside 8 lbs of burnt ends for us, as it's the most popular item on his menu. I am... More 

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