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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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  • 62
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 12
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  • 3
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  • 1
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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
Excellent Bbq

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
Meredith S
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Great bbq! I'm from the bbq capital of USA and this is the best I've had so far in the new England area. If your interested in having some down home bbq this is the place!

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New London, CT
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13 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I've been patronizing Chester's since its inception in a tiny storefront in New London, and always have found it pretty good. This last time, though, something went wrong, in a word it was GODAWFUL! Hopefully, this is a temporary situation. Stopped there on a Monday afternoon recently, ordered some baby back ribs to go. These things were almost inedible. 4... More 

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Clifton Park, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We went for dinner and ordered the sampler...had enough for at least 3 people. The meats were amazing! They were very helpful when ordering. Outstanding customer service when a chef came out to the dining room to check on everyones food. Then the owner came out to see how our food and service was!! These days that is rare and... More 

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Groton, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Chester keeps on making great BBQ in a cute space with character. Before I describe the best parts, I will complain. The restaurant can be smokey, and my wife complains that she smells of smoke after she eats there. I hate plastic knives and forks and paper plates, and they should buy some silverware, plates and a dishwasher. Chester is... More 

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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 via mobile

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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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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?