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214 Connecticut rt 12, Groton CT 06340, Westerly, RI 06340
860-440-8776
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Outstanding BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Stopped by the Bayou Smokehouse in Groton, CT, on Christmas Eve. I had the Bayou BBQ sandwich. I had the sweet version with pulled pork. It was topped with just the right amount of slaw to give a delicious crunch. Mmmmm! I also had the mac and cheese on the side. It was creamy and thick and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2014
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Palatine, Illinois
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Palatine, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Stopped by the Bayou Smokehouse in Groton, CT, on Christmas Eve. I had the Bayou BBQ sandwich. I had the sweet version with pulled pork. It was topped with just the right amount of slaw to give a delicious crunch. Mmmmm! I also had the mac and cheese on the side. It was creamy and thick and delicious as well.... More 

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Westerly, Rhode Island
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Great place for BBQ. Very friendly owners. If you want something that's not on the menu, just ask. If Pierre has the ingredients, he'll make it for you. My favorite item are the Pulled Pork Nachos. Cheese sauce really makes that dish.

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West Palm Beach, FL
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60 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The Bayou was recommended to us by the Super 8 across the street in Groton on Rt 12. Closing time was 9pm and we got there around 8:30. It wasn't fancy by any means - a modest small place with small tables and a kitchen visible from the dining area. We placed our orders for a baby back ribs platter... More 

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Westerly, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Yesterday I went to the Bayou Smokehouse to pick up some lunch. Pierre made me the MOST incredible, scrumptious, mouth watering pastrami sandwich I have ever had! He makes his own pastrami-cooking it for 20 hours. If you love pastrami you must visit Bayou Smokehouse! You will be in for a wonderful treat!

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Ardsley, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Thank you Bayou Smokehouse for your excellent Food!!!! What a wonderful surprise to pull off of I-95 towards Groton and the first thing we see is a BBQ joint; and after trying the gumbo and ribs, we will be returning for the food alone! Truly, a small gem - thank you, thank you!!!!!

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Norwich, Connecticut
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014 via mobile

I've had a lot of BBQ. A lot of very good BBQ. The problem is it's never been in CT. This was no different. First of all I walked in and the place was like an icebox. How about some heat to compliment my dining experience? I would have been better of outside, it was warmer. Greeted. Very nice, I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

the food here is amazing. I've been a loyal customer of the bayou since its beginnings in Westerly. everything is made fresh, in house, with love. I suggest the fazool if you can catch it on special(he doesn't have it all be time). but really, you can't go wrong. the owner, Pierre, loves what he does and it really comes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

I don't usually write reviews but I felt inclined to after my experience at the bayou. I had the Islander sandwich, because I'm not usually a fan of barbecue sauce, and I think I'll go back for one tomorrow. The sandwich comes on a bulkie roll with 1000 island bacon and coleslaw (I had mine with brisket)....how can you go... More 

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Mystic, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

I visited The Bayou last week for the first time and may I just say I was beyond happy! I had originally thought this place was a BBQ joint, but boy was I wrong. They offer so much more than great BBQ. The rice and beans that I had with my Carribean dinner was outstanding! Homemade mac and cheese, which... More 

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connecticut
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3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

Went last week, were planning on sitting inside, but it was really cold... most were eating with their coats on. We ordered ribs to go and picked up sides at the grocery store. The little bit of actual meat was tasteless, very very fatty, and did not fall off the bone at all, it was like eating corn on the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 214 Connecticut rt 12, Groton CT 06340, Westerly, RI 06340
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  South County  >  Westerly
  • Phone Number: 860-440-8776

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 12
  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
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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