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Nat Hayden's Real Pit Barbecue

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144 B Broad St, Windsor, CT 06095
8602988955
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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    Very good
  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Always Good Eats

Everytime we go to Nat Hayden's the food and the service is always good. They do not skimp on portions of the sides and the meat portions are generous also.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Dawn T
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Windsor, Connecticut
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Windsor, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Everytime we go to Nat Hayden's the food and the service is always good. They do not skimp on portions of the sides and the meat portions are generous also.

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Very casual. Interesting decor of old farm implements. Better than average beer choices but lousy wine choices. The portions are plentiful and the service is friendly and efficient. The pork ribs are flavorful and not too fatty. The pulled pork is delicious. The 5 alarm chili wasn't hot, temperature or spice. It was more of a 7 bean mix than... More 

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Windsor, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Love this place for BBQ. It's a smokehouse in the Carolina style with bold flavors, perfectly smoked meats (pork, sausage, brisket), great sauces (especially the hot and tangy), very nice waitstaff especially the girl Larissa who took care of us. I've been here many times and if you are in Windsor and want traditional barbecue you should come here. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

I've been here several times with coworkers and friends for lunch. We've also gotten platters to go for home parties. My personal favorite is their pulled pork but most of my companions go for the beef brisket every time! Good cornbread, mac and cheese, spicy bbq beans, sweet potato fries are all tried and true sides but the southern favorite... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Go ahead, get the whole hog. I dare you to try to eat it all. My attempt ended with me passing out in a bathtub full of ice, trying desperately to end the pain brought on from refusing to take my leftovers home. But it was so worth it.

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Hartford
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

First time at the new location-we went several times to the previous spot. I must say I miss sitting outside watching people go by on main st. New location does not have the same ambiance. Food was tasty,but I think the prices have increased a bit too much for our liking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Gret food, great service, friendly atmosphere. The new location is great as it allows for more comfortable seating with table service. The portions are huge and larger than other BBQ places. Nat Hayden's is a great place to go when in the mood for BBQ.

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Teterboro, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

brisket was excellent sauce very hearty and enjoyable fries surprisingly well done in a good way service was great and friendly would go back portion size fair for the price

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Morristown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I think they serve some of the best BBQ in the north. The chicken wings are very hot and tasty, be ready with lots of water to cool down after these wings. You can smell the smoke when you eat the pork ribs which fall off the bones. I plan on returning with friends who appreciate real southern BBQ.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Very tasty barbeque served in a no frills fashion in a plain storefront restaurant. Nice service. Although the meat quality was very good, I found the sides a little bland.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 144 B Broad St, Windsor, CT 06095
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Windsor
  • Phone Number: 8602988955

Price and Cuisine

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

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