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670 Main St N, Woodbury, CT 06798-2130
203-263-2538
Today
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon - Thu 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 6
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
I like it

My husband and I like to go the the Charcoal Chef periodically. Sometimes we order "take out". I believe more than 90% of the time, we order the NY Strip Steak with a baked potato. It's always good and simple. We enjoy it. When we feel like having a pre-dinner cocktail, we go to the restaurant... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 11, 2015
odh2014
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Woodbury, Connecticut
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Woodbury, Connecticut
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

My husband and I like to go the the Charcoal Chef periodically. Sometimes we order "take out". I believe more than 90% of the time, we order the NY Strip Steak with a baked potato. It's always good and simple. We enjoy it. When we feel like having a pre-dinner cocktail, we go to the restaurant and eat there, instead... More 

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Port Orange, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This is a great place to eat! The food was excellent and our server was very attentive & courteous. I hadn't been there in the last 15 or so years, since I moved from the area, so this was a nice treat. Will plan on going back again on our next trip up.

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Woodbury
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47 reviews 47 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is a very nice little country restaurant. Unpretentious and quaint with just plan good cooking! I love the deep-fried Cornish hen (I know, I know fried foo is bad... but it's REALLY good). I also really like the grilled trout - two whole fish with skin - (and that it's really healthy eating). We are local and we drop... More 

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Woodbury, Connecticut
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

When we moved to Woodbury a few months ago we knew absolutely nothing about the town. After a long day of moving furniture and boxes we needed some food. I checked out tripadvisor and decided that we'd grab some burgers at Charcoal Chef since it was close by and had great reviews. We almost walked out the moment we stepped... More 

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Connecticut
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72 reviews 72 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

The office voted on the Charcoal Chef to celebrate the recent National Hamburger Day. We'd never been there before, but we all thought a charcoal-broiled burger was appropriate for the occasion. Overall, this is a pretty cool restaurant. I liked the country-themed decor and the simplicity of everything. The burgers were very good, as well as the sides. I thought... More 

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Woodbury, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Been coming here for years. A truly nice place to eat and meet friends. Food is good. Prices good. Best burgers around with real charcoal cooking.

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Woodbury, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

this is a good place for a quick meal. we usually just get a burger basket. It seems to be mostly an older crowd of people . the restaurant has been here for ages.

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Bristol, Connecticut
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

I lived in Woodbury for many years and the Charcoal Chef was always one of my favorite places for a good down-home lunch or dinner. I still go back whenever I'm in the area visiting friends. It's a welcoming old fashioned kind of place -- beer, burgers, homemade soups, great fish and chips, good pies and rice puddings for dessert.... More 

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Woodbury, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

The food is good. Family friendly and toddler friendly. If you are looking for reasonable prices you can't beat it.

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Clearwater, Florida
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49 reviews 49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Have been coming here for years. Although it has declined a little it's still a great place to get a great burger, fries and a real milkshake.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 670 Main St N, Woodbury, CT 06798-2130
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Woodbury
  • Phone Number: 203-263-2538
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Monday
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?