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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

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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
Very tasty barbeque in plain-Jane environment

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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CT
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196 reviews 196 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
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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Lebanon, CT
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39 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Four of us ate dinner here. We had various combinations of named menu offerings. The are very flexible in substituting combinations and sides. The St. Louis style ribs are very good, firm and meaty. The Andouille sausage was surprisingly good. I have never been a fan of it but it came with my meal. Maybe I've just never had good... More 

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East Hartford, Connecticut
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17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Have never had a bad meal here, and we've been at least 6 times. Brought friends w/ us the last time and they enjoyed it as well. Had brisket quesadillas and bbq chicken and my husband had a combo plate. All delish! Pecan pie was a little dryer than I'm used to but it was loaded w/ pecans. Had that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I had the Farmhand Sandwich which was the lunch special of the day. This thing was loaded with pulled pork, brisket, coleslaw and barbecue sauce on a kaiser roll with a side of red beans and rice. WOW! Very large portions that will tackle the heartiest of appetites!

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petercbowman
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Top notch BBQ. Friendly staff. The owner is typically on premises. Fast service. Salads are great, pork is excellent. Ribs and brisket are very good. They have a Friday burrito special that is to die for. Best thing on the menu may be the pulled pork nachos. Try the cheese grits, too! Very casual.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Great food. If you like BBQ, you will enjoy your meal. The ribs are so tender they fall right off the bone.

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Windsor, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Nat Hayden's Real Pit Barbeque is the real deal. Are you hungry, the Combo plate will leave you stuffed. The collard greens made me fall in love with the place, same for the rice and beans. The pulled pork is great. The pork ribs fall off the bone, the beef ribs makes you think Fred Flinstone is around the corner.... More 

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Naugatuck
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 via mobile

Stumbled upon this hole in the wall searching for a lunch spot in a town that I am not very familiar with. Trip Advisor reviews looked good so I gave it a shot. Good sign when the place was packed on a weekday afternoon. Waitress at the counter was very friendly. Enjoyed my Windsor Cheesesteak grinder made with their brisket,... More 

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Avon, CT
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I had been waiting for more than five years to try Nat Hayden's. Barbecue joints are not exactly plentiful in northern CT. Today I found myself in the Windsor area and I opened the place at 11:30 a.m. It is a pleasant enough space; Hayden's had been located just down the street and last year, I suppose because of their... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Nat Hayden's is a hidden gem. Everything is good. I particularly like the pulled pork sandwich and love the corn bread. Make sure you try the pepper jack grits.

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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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