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Uncle Willie's BBQ

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403 Saw Mill Rd, West Haven, CT 06516-4014
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Brookfield, Connecticut
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Very good BBQ -- best in the area in my opinion. Table had variety of dishes from pulled chicken to ribs to brisket. Service was great (friendly and engaging) and was promptly served. The facility itself is far from fancy, but I would rather have good food in an average atmosphere than average food in a fancy atmosphere. They close... More 

Thank Cliff M
Branford, Connecticut
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112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

Great selection, nice people, great ribs. Outstanding beers to choose from. The wait staff is very friendly.

Thank Squawbrook
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

They use to be in Waterbury, you smell the smoker as soon as you enter. Steak, chicken, salads. Try the beans and cornbread. Enjoy Always Chefnfly

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016 via mobile

I really don't know what else to say other than, YOU NEED TO EAT HERE! The Ribs and Brisket are ridiculously, off the hook, high-caliber, BBQ! I love the black eye peas and collard greens.

Thank Edward R
Hartford, CT
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173 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016

We came here because my friend had a coupon in the Entertainment Book. Glad we did. While the looks like a whole in the wall (kind of a dive) with two floors with tables and chairs (and a few tables for outdoor seating), the food makes up for the lack of atmosphere. We both ordered Burnt Ends. I had the... More 

Thank Pleasuretraveler
New York City, New York
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78 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch. Large selection. Went with the burnt ends which were very good. Sauce was great (had the 50/50) had mac and cheese as the side not bad but nothing special. Overall a solid little BBQ joint.

Thank DHyer84
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56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Great BBQ served on styrofoam plates/plastic utensils. Small eat-in area for a quick bite. But the best pulled pork you can find in NE. Worth the trip!

Thank S G
Hamden, Connecticut, United States
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51 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Stopped in for what I thought would be GOOD BBQ ... what I found was cafeteria food. One would think that as you pull up to a BBQ place you would smell the BBQ & smoke .. not here! Had the smoked sausages with a side of mac & cheese and a drink. Sausage was pre cut and looked like... More 

Thank El S
Southampton, Pennsylvania
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102 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

The food is good and service is outstanding. Stopped in for dinner and the place was empty, which is a shame because the food is not bad. I had the pulled pork, brisket, Mac n cheese, and beans. The pulled pork and Mac n cheese were really good, the brisket was tough and the beans just so so. The real... More 

Thank Tmh519
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214 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch and had a fantastic meal. The service was really friendly and the no frills great food was awesome. We had a rib combo dish to share and there was enough meat to feed a family of four! A great place with terrific food!

Thank B11boss

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 403 Saw Mill Rd, West Haven, CT 06516-4014
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  West Haven
  • Phone Number: 203-479-4017

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