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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
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Finding great BBQ this far north can be a bit tricky. This is a great spot to kill that BBQ craving.

Thank Robert F
New York, United States
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place in a shopping mall has the odors of a good barbecue place when you walk in -- a scent that sticks in your clothing when you leave. But it doesn't reflect the food. The ribs were okay, but nothing to write home about. The macaroni and cheese had no flavor. The cashier that took our order at the... More 

Thank Susan O
Uncasville, Connecticut
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a quick dinner and it was outstanding. Both my wife and I had a brisket sandwich with a side and sweet tea and the bill was $23. Order at the counter and the meals were brought to our booth in short order. The sandwich was piled high with sweet tender melt in your mouth brisket on Texas... More 

Thank cconstantine72
Beverly Hills, CA
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

This is a standard run of the mill shopping plaza-based BBQ restaurant. The food is good, the atmosphere of the place, is just ok-nothing special. But it is a nice break from other dining options. That said, you need to like BBQ if you want to eat here (I feel very full/heavy and greasy after eating BBQ anywhere. It is... More 

Thank adventurepursuit
Albany, New York
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

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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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

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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53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016 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
Burlington, Vermont
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185 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016 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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105 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 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 

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Colchester, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $15
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids
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?