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Uncle Willie's BBQ

403 Saw Mill Rd, West Haven, CT 06516-4014
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Ranked #15 of 143 restaurants in West Haven
Cuisines: Barbecue
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78% Recommend
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English first
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 NEW

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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Southport CT
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119 reviews 119 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

We didn't dine in but ordered a pig roast from the Fairfield location. The staff is outstanding, delivery was prompt and the roast was well-smoked and quickly decimated by the hungry hockey team. Great value and great product and we can't wait to stop in and try some other vittles!

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Wallingford, Connecticut
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

loved everything about this place. they have a good assortment of bbq foods. the food,service and price were reasonable. i really enjoyed the ribs. would definitely be back when in the area.

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

The south has spoiled this place for me. Located in the old Dan's Dog House(RIP) location Uncle Willies relocated here. They have a good assorment of BBQ foods pulled pork ,Chicken ect.. I order the pulled pork and while they did get the tender,moistness the sauce was way to sugary for me.I haven't tried the chicken so I couldn't say... More

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new haven, ct
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187 reviews 187 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

This is indeed the fourth time Uncle Willie's has moved in the area - from the Post Road in Orange, to Whalley Ave in New Haven, to that little house on Saw Mill Road, to the present site (former Dog House). The reason for a four instead of a five here is because the place is cramped and the layout... More

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