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403 Saw Mill Rd, West Haven, CT 06516-4014
203-479-4017
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Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Tasty BBQ and nice folk too!

Whether you eat there or bring it home you have great selection of ribs, burnt ends, chicken and so much more. Great side and family deals. Try some and save getting a smoker. It's tasty and fresh. Great local owned shop. Don't just drive by stop in- or if you are going by West Haven it is so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 10, 2015
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Milford, Connecticut
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Milford, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Whether you eat there or bring it home you have great selection of ribs, burnt ends, chicken and so much more. Great side and family deals. Try some and save getting a smoker. It's tasty and fresh. Great local owned shop. Don't just drive by stop in- or if you are going by West Haven it is so easy on... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Was in the mood for a little bbq outstanding find for sure. The briscut was perfect cooked just right not smothered in sauce and so tender. The mix sauce had the perfect amount of kick to it too. And both sides Cole slaw and cornbread were delicious. A tiny bit on the pricy side and a little slow but the... More 

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New Haven, CT
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

There is a lot on the menu, and everything I have tried is delicious- pulled pork, burnt ends, bbq chicken, mac and cheese, cornbread, etc. I love their coleslaw. It's the best. This is a great take out place, or a spot for a quick sit-down meal.

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West Haven, Connecticut
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The best spare ribs ever with barbecue sauce specially made and cooked by Uncle Wille , with sweet potato fries n cole slaw sidings. The price, about $15..00 but 7pieces big spare ribs for two is more than enough.

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East Haven, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 403 Saw Mill Rd, West Haven, CT 06516-4014
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  West Haven
  • Phone Number: 203-479-4017

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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