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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, Dinner

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  • 68
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 15
    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
Great BBQ taste this side of the Mississippi.

This BBQ has that authentic smoked taste one looks for. The Brisket was moist and tender. The sauce was great and the sides were also good. The beans were to die for.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Webster
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This BBQ has that authentic smoked taste one looks for. The Brisket was moist and tender. The sauce was great and the sides were also good. The beans were to die for.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I ordered a sampler that came with three different kinds of meats and several sides. The BBQ was ok and probably the best I'm going to eat while I'm up here. The staff were very nice and the restaurant was clean with ample seating.

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Princeton, NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

My husband loves BBQ. Planned a surprise party at Chester's so my husband's family from New England could handle an easy trip. Chester himself took excellent care of us. Ordered some extra sides with mm-mm-great BBQ. No complaints at all from people who are tough to please! Plenty of food and Chester packed up the left overs himself for our... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Just darn good food, friendly staff. All in all a great dining experience whether you're eating lunch or dinner. If beef is your preferred meat, ask for the burnt ends; they're special. Guess only drawback is they don't serve beer and am not sure it is a BYOB . Understand why no beer but a cold one along with their... More 

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Long Island, Ny
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The short answer is yes! While in Groton for training we went looking for a reasonably priced dinner. Tripadvisor lead us to Chesters. The aroma of long smoked meats and dry rubs greats you at the door. We were happy to find out that they smoke all their meats and use minimal sauce, just like real bbq should be. I... More 

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Bridgeton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We were planning a big outing the next day and were looking for a quick meal, but not fast food. After searching the internet, we found Chester's. Finding the restaurant itself was harder since it is embedded in a large strip mall with small signage. Our persistence was rewarded with a very helpful waitress who explained the menu so patiently.... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I had the Baby Back ribs at the end of the day and - I gotta admit - they were a bit dry, but I put that down to being 20 min before closing on an unbelievably hot day... even so, when I mentioned it to the wait-staff I got treated to a fresh rak which were juicy, delicious and... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

The ribs were okay. They're as a drub rub so if you want barbeque sauce on them you'll want to bring your own sauce because the sauce they offer wasn't that good. The sides were good though.

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Avon, Connecticut, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We had read about the spectacular burnt ends (those crispy edges of a smoked brisket) and had even stopped by once previously to check out the place. This time, as on our previous visit, the restaurant was almost empty. However, it was "off eating hour" so we wandered in to ask for burnt ends. No, "Not available", they said. And... More 

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I dropped in for some BBQ yesterday. Just before I ordered, the guy at the cash gave the customer in front of me a sample of their NC BBQ pork. The customer wanted to pay for it, but the waiter said, no charge, we want to see you back. Fantastic. I ordered the St Louis Ribs. Had the spicy sauce... 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
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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