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Chester's Barbecue

Certificate of Excellence
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943 Poquonnock Rd, Groton, CT 06340-4257
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Albany, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had read about this place and it did not disappoint. When we got there it was in a mall and we doubted ourselves for our choice. Once inside the place was clean and spacious. Service was excellent and friendly. For me portions were not huge but adequate. Everything came out quickly, was hot, and delicious. I'll be back.

Thank Lew S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The beef brisket is great! some might find it expensive, which maybe true, but its quality food so that is worth it! meat is not cheap! its bbq style!

Thank 761eminec
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome barbecue, tenderrrrrr, flavorfulllll. I liked mixing sweet and spicy sauces. I would definitely go again. Warning though bring an extra stomach or share. Pit boss #4 way to much for 2 people, worth every penny.

Thank Chief_Barney
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183 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Can't go wrong with some delicious bbq. Tastes incredible and was ready quick. Super busy when we went!

Thank Ehuntsch
Carle Place, New York
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92 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came to Chester's because of great recommendation on TripAdvisor, was not disappointed. I had the brisket, and my wife had the turkey sandwich,very Moise and delicious. I have to say I have eaten brisket from Maine to South Carolina and this was the best. Cole slaw was bland, but all in all, was a pleasant experience, staff was friendly. Thanks... More 

Thank Bruce V
Colchester, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went here for the first time with some co-workers. Service was fast, food was great. Plenty of options to choose from to keep everyone happy.

Thank MikeyV476
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128 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Purchased a dinner from Chester's for a at-home retirement party for 20. The beef brisket was amazingly good. Came with 3 huge containers of sauce. Also got bbq chicken, corn bread, beans and slaw. Everyone thought the dinner was excellent. They accommodated our last minute changes cheerfully and it was warm and on time when we picked up. Try Chesters--... More 

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Cranston, Rhode Island
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Y'all aren't going to find the worlds best BBQ up in New England. However, Chester's is pretty good. The chopped pork was moist and delicious. We also enjoyed the beans and rice, and cornbread was light and cakey. It is definitely worth a trip and not that far off of I-95.

Thank rkspencer
Chicago, Illinois
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58 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

This place is run very well. Kind and helpful order staff.. I've added a few pictures. We loved the way the sandwich's were wrapped in a nice butcher paper. The beef brisket sandwich's were a nice and large, made on white bread, nice and thick. We really loved these guys!

Thank Arkus A
Norwich, Connecticut
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

got this as take out: shredded chicken, burnt ends, potato salad, macaroni and cheese, and beans. it was all very good! i typically do not like beans but these were great! we used the sweet sauce which i really enjoyed, id like to try to spicy next time. would probably have been a little better if we had eaten in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $15
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 943 Poquonnock Rd, Groton, CT 06340-4257
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Groton
  • Phone Number: 860-449-6868

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