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Chester's Barbecue

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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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Colchester, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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120 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

1 Thank Barbara G
Cranston, Rhode Island
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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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57 reviews
53 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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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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 

Thank xjuleso0
Jersey City, New Jersey
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

With the BBQ smokers in view of the restaurant, you know you are going to get some authentic BBQ food here! Out first time visiting their and they made us very welcome, and we opted for the "sampler for 2" as a way to try lots of meats and few sides without too much thinking! The meats were good, although... More 

Thank Mark B
Naugatuck, Connecticut
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98 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Sometimes one's choice the first time in a new place may not do justice to the assessment. My wife and companions were happy; this is one of our companions' favorite repeat places. I've had better Barbecue, but I am willing to try a second time. This was OK, and certainly not bad. Service was quick, friendly, and considerate. Portions were... More 

Thank BloomingMisfit
Mystic, Connecticut
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

Smoked meat carefully prepared. Plenty of portions. Variety of meats to choose from. Great cornbread and all kinds of side dishes. Bring your own beer too. Package store in the same plaza for selecting your cold beer or wine. Kids will like the self serve soda station. Casual dinning with excellent food.

Thank Pugsley2015
New London, Connecticut
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65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Chester's has excellent food in a casual atmosphere. My particular favorite is the North Carolina pulled pork, which has a vinegary tart/sweetness to it. There's also spicy barbecue sauced port and ribs and chicken and lots of other things as well. You can get sandwiches or plates (basically the same except for the sandwich roll) which come with cornbread and... More 

Thank teresa729
Richmond, Virginia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

Ribs had good flavor and appearance but not fall off the bone. Was hard to get all the meat off the bone. As a repeat customer, the ribs were not as good as in the past at Chester's. Would have returned them to the kitchen if I hadn't taken them home. I might ask about the quality next time I... 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
Families with children, Large groups
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?