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Chester's Barbecue

943 Poquonnock Rd.,, Groton, CT 06340
860-449-6868
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Baldwinsville
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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3 restaurant reviews
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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122 reviews 122 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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102 reviews 102 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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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Gales Ferry, CT
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184 reviews 184 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Chester's has all of the traditional barbecue favorites, all very high quality. We love the excellent chili, as well as the brisket, "burnt ends", pulled pork and ribs. It is always hard to choose. It is a very informal setting, with wooden tables and booths with paper towel rolls on each table. You order at the counter and pick up... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Do not judge this book by its cover! This restaurant may be nestled in the corner of a strip mall but it is certainly worth a visit. The BBQ sauce and all the pulled meats are delicious. The owner and staff were also beyond friendly. They explained the menu to us and came over and talked with us during our... More 

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Lakewood, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

At first you think this is in a strip mall, how good could it be, well guess what, check it out because it is excellent. . Very much well worth

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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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