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Chester's Barbecue

943 Poquonnock Rd.,, Groton, CT 06340
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Ranked #2 of 103 Restaurants in Groton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Barbecue
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89% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We found this place on Trip Advisor and could not be happier. If you are in the Groton area take the time to look for Chester's Barbecue. It's hidden in the corner of a strip mall, not the place you would think to look for barbecue but it's worth the trip. The guys behind the counter are more than willing... More

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Coastal CT
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

I have been a customer of this establishment for years, including catering. The food is great - everybody knows that. But this place goes beyond that. Recently, I ordered a pretty big selection of BBQ for a little gathering at my house. When I got home with the food, there was no sauce. Well, anyone can make a mistake, and... More

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San Diego, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

Come here every time we visit family. Best tasting BBQ corned beef ever. Family-friendly place. Be sure to eat the cornbread and take some home. Better than dessert

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New York
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73 reviews 73 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

You can tell by the smell as you walk in the door that this place is for real. basic, no frill BBQ. Served on pape rplates. I had the pulled pork (they have both bbq and NC vinegar), brisket and burnt ends. All were cooked perferctly and juicy. The had 2 different sauces avalible. and plenty of sides to choose... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I enjoyed my visit to Chester's. The ribs are excellent. They are cooked To perfection. I like the dry rub and putting on your own barbecue flavor. They are very tasty. I like This better than restaurant's that smother Them with barbecue sauce. All You can taste is the sauce. The bake beans, coleslaw, corn bread for sides are also... More

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Cranston, Rhode Island
Top Contributor
199 reviews 199 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

We were out riding and the pizza place we wanted to go for lunch, was gone! It's been a while since we went to that pizza place, so I went on TripAdvisor to see what the people said was good in Groton. It had this place as the Number 2 place in that area. We had lunch and my wife... More

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Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Our nephew who serves in the Navy introduced us to Chester's BBQ. You drive into a nondescript shopping center and wonder where and why you are there, then you see the sign in the corner with a pig wearing a hot and a smoking a corncob pipe. As you enter you smell that amazing smoker smell and all of the... More

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Colchester, Vermont
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

Stopped for lunch while on vacation. Not by mistake but by using the reviews for the area. When you first walk in your greeted with the pleasent aroma of smoked meat. Decided on the brisket. It was out of this world. Best I have ever had. Portions are generous and the price reasonable. Will return when I come back into... More

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Groton, Connecticut
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Barbeque is sacred stuff in our household. To say that there is even mediocre Barbeque in New England is a stretch, but clearly Chester's is NOT New England Barbeque! I've enjoyed some of the best brisket and ribs I've had anywhere. Chester's is one of the finest meat purveyors on the east coast. Large spare ribs had the perfect balance... More

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Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Had a taste from some Q on the 4th of July. We were nearby for a baseball tournament so didnt have our own grill and hotel didnt allow one, so we decided on Chesters, Friendly staff and family atmosphere. We ordered our food and without exception, it came out avg time, no wait. I ordered brisket, spare ribs, collards, and... More

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