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Nat Hayden's Real Pit Barbecue

144 B Broad St, Windsor, CT 06095
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Ranked #5 of 53 restaurants in Windsor
Cuisines: Barbecue
Most recent review
- Jul 22, 2014
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49 reviews from our community

85% Recommend
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English first
East Windsor, Connecticut
17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I have been to BBQ places all over the nation and can say with out a doubt this was one of the best I've tasted. Good job on th cooking.

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I tried the beef brisket and the fries and beans all were delicious, great service nice little quaint place.

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Canton, CT
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We've been going to Nat's since they opened and we still love every meal we've had there....b/f loves the gumbo, my favorite is the brisket dinner....fork-tender, succulent and tasty meat and loads of it....favorite sides are Mac n cheese and red beans n rice...I like spicy HOT so the unique Smoke N Thunder sauce makes it absolutely perfect. Boyfriend loves... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Amazing beef brisket here! And on top of it the sandwich with a side was only $7! Everything that my wife and I had here was top notch. She loved her fried catfish sandwich. For the sides, mac and cheese and collard greens were both fresh and flavorful. Locally made beers are served here as well. We have been here... More

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Granby, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Been going here lately and have become addicted to the ribs, every time we go they are consistently superior, tender, flavorful with just the right amount of smoke and seasoning. The prices are very reasonable and the service is always cheerful and helpful, if you like barbeque you could do a lot worse. Keep up the good work.

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Windsor, Connecticut
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This is a local hot spot. Very popular. Always crowded for lunch. Just moved to a bigger location: more parking and more seating. Excellent food. Everything is good. Definitely worth a visit. The atmosphere leaves something to be desired, but who cares! It's just so darned good. We live close and if we weren't dieting we'd live in this place!... More

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Westfield, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Enjoyed the new spot, tho good luck finding it with your GPS. They are now located in a small shopping center. Bigger and brighter Went with the brisket sandwich which great but a bit dry. Ask for extra sauce. The home run were the grits. Stole the meal. Paid extra for the collard greens which were fine too Know I... More

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Windsor, Connecticut, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The brisquet was flavorful and tender, with collard greens....served up by a delightful waitress. Loved the new atmosphere and the friendly staff. Nice to have a selection of draft beers and wine. Have to try the fried chicken special on Mondays

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

Coming into the restaurant I really didn't know what to expect. The interior looks something like a Applebee's with a country flare. But don't let that discourage you from trying this hidden gem. The service was excellent and our waitress was more than attentive. The brisket that I ordered was not only very lean but in huge portions, chock full... More

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Weatogue, Connecticut
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Great new location. I always grab some smoke and thunder sauce to bring home. The crab cakes are amazing, and bringing home a quart of pulled pork with any of the amazing sides is a must. I recommend the grits and collard greens! My best friend recommends the fish sandwich and the Mac and cheese! Clean, great staff

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