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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, Takeout

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  • 77
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 4
    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
Best BBQ Around!

I would have given Chester's 5 stars but it is very expensive. Best BBQ in the area, and probably in the state. I tried a sampler platter of three things and everything was outstanding!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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DCAAP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I would have given Chester's 5 stars but it is very expensive. Best BBQ in the area, and probably in the state. I tried a sampler platter of three things and everything was outstanding!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I now live in the deep South, and I still try to get Chester's whenever I am in the area. It is that good. It is better than anything I've found down south yet (though I'm still new). I don't know what more even needs to be said!

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Thank Samantha B
Orange, Texas
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73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been there many times. They are quick to get your order, and friendly. If you do not have a lot of time, this may be the place to go. Its nothing fancy. The food is good. The place is clean.

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Thank Timothy B
Groton, Connecticut
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

A great place in an odd location. Don't let the location fool you. The food is amazing and you get unlimited home made BBQ sauce. Definitely try the sweet tea too.

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Thank Ben W
Stamford, Connecticut
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

The quality is as good as you will see in more famous BBQ places. You would not expect this in Groton, CT. It is BYOB so if you want to drink with your dinner remember to bring your own.

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Thank Don C
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

We had a wonderful lunch experience at Chester's! The staff was what made our trip so great. As we are not from the area, we were new and unsure what/how to order. The kind man at the counter took a solid 5 minutes to explain each different menu offering,and the food did not disappoint when it came. Being from Boston,... More 

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Thank Stephanie J
Groton, Connecticut
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Tasty food! We just ate at the new Texas steak place by Staples in New London, and Chester's is much better.

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Thank Trod1952
Mystic, Connecticut
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

I stopped in for lunch and had a super brisket sandwich. Thick almost melt in the mouth slices of well cooked brisket meat on soft bread. Just the right amount of pickles and onions to complement the sandwich.

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Thank Ted K
East Lyme, CT
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135 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

My wife got the pulled chicken, although it was more like pieces of chicken. It was very good. I got the sliced turkey which was also very good. For sides, I got the collard greens which were excellent and the sweet potatoes which were very good. My wife got the potato salad which was very good. My only complaint are... More 

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Thank VinMar_10
Apalachin, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015 via mobile

My friend and I were in town on business. We wanted a place to eat not far from our hotel. After looking at the trip advisor reviews, we decided to try Chester's. I opted for the St. Louis ribs and my friend had the baby back/chicken comb. Both dishes came with sides and cornbread. My ribs were dry as were... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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?