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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: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 63
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 13
    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
Father's Day dinner

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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34 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
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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Ledyard, Connecticut
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

When you need a BBQ, or crave ribs, this is the place to come. Always enjoy their sweet potato and collage greens to go along with my Brisket! Simply delicious! By the way they can cater your party, whether its 10 or 100 people!

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Delicious bbq, great atmosphere, and a friendly staff. Love the brisket and cornbread especially. It's byob but there is a package store in the same plaza. Plenty of seating!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Great authentic food, especially the melt-in-your-mouth brisket and fabulous cornbread! We were warmly greeted and as first timers have everything clearly and patiently explained. Exactly what we'd hoped to find.

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New Canaan, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 via mobile

The smokey aroma hits you as you open the door. The decor is a cross between Deep South and Old West. The hickory based has a deep sweet taste that is hard to find in this side of the Mississippi. Everything is delicious, but the burnt ends are to die for!

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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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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?