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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 35
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  • 5
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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
Best BBQ in all of Windsor and the Area!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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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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63 reviews 63 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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CT
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69 helpful votes 69 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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89 reviews 89 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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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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