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Chester's Barbecue

943 Poquonnock Rd.,, Groton, CT 06340
860-449-6868
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English first
North Tonawanda, NY
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122 reviews 122 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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101 reviews 101 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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177 reviews 177 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 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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New York City, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Based on the reviews we were expecting it to be a bit better than it was. The food wasn't bad, it just wasn't any better than average. I will say that the burnt ends were very good, but the chicken was very dry. We liked the bbq sauce and the staff was friendly, we just were hoping for a bit... More 

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Torrington, Connecticut
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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I got the burnt ends which were wondeful. My friend got the right s that were not good. Music is great people wondeful

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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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