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Uncle Willie's BBQ

403 Saw Mill Rd, West Haven, CT 06516-4014
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Ranked #18 of 144 Restaurants in West Haven
Cuisines: Barbecue
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English first
East Haven, Connecticut
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

It's football season and what pairs better with football than barbecue? So on Saturday when my wife and I were preparing for the Notre Dame v Michigan game we thought that take out from Uncle Willie's BBQ in West Haven would be a great fit. For those who know me or who have followed my reviews, you know that I... More

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Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Mediocre BBQ, mac and cheese was gluey-slaw was less than average. Cornbread was lackluster. Staff was very nice. Would not go back here.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Best barbecue food in the area hands down. Since it opened, however, the prices have at least doubled. Two dinners and two drinks came to $41! Paying sit down restaurant prices for a step above fast food. You can sit down at Texas Roadhouse down the street and get two steaks for less.

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West Haven, Connecticut
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We’ve eaten here a few times and we have never been disappointed. This time around we ordered the pulled pork, cole slaw, mac n’ cheese and hushpuppies. The pulled pork was delicious and practically melts in your mouth. Their great sauces only add to the deliciousness (I love the Memphis sweet and 50/50 sauce) and quite frankly tastes great on... More

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Wakefield, Rhode Island
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This is my 4th visit to Uncle Willie's in West Haven. Great pulled pork flavored with a spicy BBQ sauce. I opted for the mashed sweet potatoes made happy with baked cinnamon apples. Lots of food! I didn't try the corn bread that came with it - but was told it was good. The order taker was more focused on... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

You have to be prepared to like Uncle Willie's. Service is slow but friendly. In its new digs there are enough tables to go around but they are mostly upstairs. Bring your own metal if you prefer not-plastic utensils. And it is relatively expensive. BUT, the food is fine. Pulled chicken, ribs: everything I've ever had there is well prepared... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

I very much dislike speaking poorly of restaurants, even less so of food, but our last visit merits just that. We have gone here a total of three times. The first two times feeling it was just barely mediocre, each time thinking, "it'll be better next time, it has to be it's rated so highly on yelp." Well, such was... More

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West Haven, Connecticut
4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

the service is lacking but the food is delicious! I ordered four ribs thinking it would barely scratch the surface of my hunger... boy was I wrong. the ribs were juicy and massive! DEFINITELY coming back!

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Neptune, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Food was good but for a small place there wasn't much customer service. We had to clean off our own table. There were several flies buzzing around near the window, only available spot. Staff was friendly but needs to work on their customer service and keeping the place clean. A bit pricey but I had a restaurant.com certificate so it... More

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Annandale, New Jersey
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Was traveling on business, and saw Uncle Willie's from my hotel window. OK, I thought, I'll take a chance. WOW. I ordered a full rack of the Kansas City style ribs, and was given ( no exaggeration) at least 3 lbs of meat. Needless to say, I had dinner for that evening, and lunch for the next day. These were... More

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