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214 Connecticut rt 12, Groton CT 06340, Westerly, RI 06340
860-440-8776
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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
Pleasant surprise after a long day

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2014
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Just a little advice, if you like real southern bbq, don't go to the Bayou Smokehouse. It has almost a 5 star rating which is why we went there. Their sweet tea was sour and they didn't understand what that meant and they said it just tasted like tea and sugar. I'm sorry, I would love for more places to... More 

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Fairhaven, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We went here with a fairly large group. They knew we where coming. We had a 2 hour wait for our food and NO ONE WAS IN THE RESTURANT. The orders came out wrong. The first person to place his order got his food last. Chicken very dry, ribs burned, and very dry. I will not go there again, nor... More 

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Palatine, Illinois
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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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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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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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Additional Information about Bayou Smokehouse

Address: 214 Connecticut rt 12, Groton CT 06340, Westerly, RI 06340
Phone Number: 860-440-8776
Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  South County  >  Westerly
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 12
Cuisine: Barbecue

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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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