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Little Mark's Big BBQ

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226 Talcottville Rd, Vernon, CT 06066-4617
+1 860-872-1410
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've eaten at Little Mark's about a half dozen times and expect to go there within a month or so again. I always order the same thing: Beef Ribs. That's because they are impossible to source locally with enough meat on them to satisfy me and because I have yet to find anything coming out of a smoker anywhere that... More 

Thank Roman P
Hartford, Connecticut
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am always ready for a meal of barbecue, provided it is well cooked, that the kitchen understands that fat is not a condiment and CAN be removed, and the portions are reasonable. Little Mark's big BBQ is one of two local places that I really like. The facility is fun - interestingly decorated, clean, well situated - the staff... More 

Thank DWI5412
Vernon Rockville, Connecticut
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

My 2 gym buddies and I occasionally frequent Little Mark's for lunch and beers after the gym. The $8.99 rib special was the typical pick but the quality and quantity of the ribs has declined over the years. It's usually a great special with a pick of 2 sides and a small piece of corn bread. Instead of the ribs,... More 

Thank Neil J
Cromwell, Connecticut
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151 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

We had the beef brisket sandwich with slaw and baked beans and a half rack of ribs with dirty rice. Neither of the meat selections had much flavor cooked into the meat itself. Of course in a bbq place a lot of the flavor is added via the bbq sauce. We tried only the sweet sauce and it was only... More 

Thank CONNvacationers
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98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

I was here for an early lunch on a Sunday. Firstly, let me say that this place appears to be a nice place for a meal, a few drinks, and to see some sports on the TVs. The place appears to have a good selection of beers. It could be a good place to meet after work. The menu offers... More 

Thank retiredorange
East Windsor, Connecticut
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

The BBQ meals were better than others in the area. There was a nice selection on the menu, a choice of draft beers (some local), and choice of sauces. The wait staff took our orders, made suggestions, and asked if any special needs, to assist us. Meals were prepared as requested and in a timely manner. They would check back... More 

Thank GRS1218
South Windsor, Connecticut
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42 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016

My wife always speaks well of Little Marks. I am not a fan of barbeque but it do like pulled pork. We decided to go there for lunch. She had ribs which she always loves. I had pulled pork which was really good. It was very lean and the portion was generous. The atmosphere is very simple country style. The... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

Good food and friendly staff. The menu has many good selections. My server was very helpful. It is a good value for the money.

Thank Keith E
Willington, Connecticut
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016

My husband and I come here about every other week. We love the food and service. The price is great for what you get. Make sure you try the fresh coleslaw and corn bread.

Thank Saramayberry85
Hyde Park, New York
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2016

The wife and I have eaten at Little Mark's several times over the years. I always order the Beef Ribs while my wife prefers the 1/2 Rack Pork Rib entree. Both portions were generous and flavorful. While the quality is not up to southern BBQ standards, the fare is as good as anything found north of the Mason-Dixon Line. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 226 Talcottville Rd, Vernon, CT 06066-4617
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Vernon
  • Phone Number: +1 860-872-1410

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