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403 Saw Mill Rd, West Haven, CT 06516-4014
203-479-4017
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout

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  • 10
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Delicious Burnt Ends

We came here because my friend had a coupon in the Entertainment Book. Glad we did. While the looks like a whole in the wall (kind of a dive) with two floors with tables and chairs (and a few tables for outdoor seating), the food makes up for the lack of atmosphere. We both ordered Burnt Ends. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Pleasuretraveler
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Hartford, CT
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Hartford, CT
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154 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here because my friend had a coupon in the Entertainment Book. Glad we did. While the looks like a whole in the wall (kind of a dive) with two floors with tables and chairs (and a few tables for outdoor seating), the food makes up for the lack of atmosphere. We both ordered Burnt Ends. I had the... More 

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Thank Pleasuretraveler
New York City, New York
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69 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch. Large selection. Went with the burnt ends which were very good. Sauce was great (had the 50/50) had mac and cheese as the side not bad but nothing special. Overall a solid little BBQ joint.

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Thank DHyer84
Meriden
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Great BBQ served on styrofoam plates/plastic utensils. Small eat-in area for a quick bite. But the best pulled pork you can find in NE. Worth the trip!

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Thank S G
Hamden, Connecticut, United States
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Stopped in for what I thought would be GOOD BBQ ... what I found was cafeteria food. One would think that as you pull up to a BBQ place you would smell the BBQ & smoke .. not here! Had the smoked sausages with a side of mac & cheese and a drink. Sausage was pre cut and looked like... More 

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Thank El S
Southampton, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

The food is good and service is outstanding. Stopped in for dinner and the place was empty, which is a shame because the food is not bad. I had the pulled pork, brisket, Mac n cheese, and beans. The pulled pork and Mac n cheese were really good, the brisket was tough and the beans just so so. The real... More 

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Thank Tmh519
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch and had a fantastic meal. The service was really friendly and the no frills great food was awesome. We had a rib combo dish to share and there was enough meat to feed a family of four! A great place with terrific food!

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Thank B11boss
New Haven, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

Ok place and brisket and burnt ends sandwich just ok... Meat was kind of dry and tough... Service was fair.. I was only other customer and it took almost 15 minutes to get my sandwich...

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Thank JJFlash7
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Couldn't decide so I ordered Baby Back, Texas Beef and Kansas City rib combo. All were fantastic. Fried apples and cornbread are really delicious. Cole Slaw is vinegar based, not my favorite, but pretty good. Can't wait for tomorrow's leftovers for lunch. Very friendly, very casual atmosphere.

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Thank Christine M
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

The setup is for fastfood, place needs more attention on neatness. But in terms of the food they cater, it's very good, the price is affordable, friendly customer service. The pulled pork is may favorite. We ordered the platter that has, pulled pork, bbq ribs & chicken.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Connecticut
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154 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Here's some good BBQ. The meats, no matter what you choose--excellent. Do yourself a favor and make your own side dishes. All the side dishes offered are average at best and often seem reheated over several days.

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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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