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Nat Hayden's Real Pit Barbecue

144 B Broad St, Windsor, CT 06095
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Ranked #4 of 53 restaurants in Windsor
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Barbecue
Most recent review
- Aug 18, 2014
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51 reviews from our community

86% Recommend
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English first
Concord, New Hampshire, United States
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We've just finished another great meal at nat haydn's. The ribs, falling off the bone, excellent char, strong smoke, melt in your mouth. The cubano! A don't miss it sandwich. Loaded with pulled pork, a definite two handed affair. I recommend slathering sweet sauce and slaw on it but that's just personal preference. Terrific sides.. The slaw, beans, corn bread... More

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Hartford, Connecticut
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38 reviews 38 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I hadn't been here for a while. I believe the food was better than ever. I had the Andouille s with mashed garlic potatoes and mac and cheese and a biscuit. My boyfriend had the wings. We brought enough home for dinner for both of us too. It was very nice. After we went and sat by the river down... More

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East Windsor, Connecticut
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36 reviews 36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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
14 helpful votes 14 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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