We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Nat Hayden's Real Pit Barbecue

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
144B Broad St, Windsor, CT 06095-2944
+1 860-298-8955
Website
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

110 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 110: English reviews
Level Contributor
13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

have eaten there a few times and never had a bad meal. Love their grits. We all tried different stuff and shared and we like it all

Helpful?
Thank Cheryle R
Northeast
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 1, 2017

Can't say enough about this place. Love the food, the wait staff is always friendly, and the prices are great! Glad they moved to a bigger location in the same neighborhood and it's one of our favorite local places..... Love the brisket sandwiches and the sides are awesome....catfish is great too,

Helpful?
Thank Goodman847
Lebanon, CT
Level Contributor
185 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed April 1, 2017

My wife and I ate here for a late lunch/early dinner. I got the Farm Hand special which is pulled pork, brisket, cole slaw, red beans and rice and corn bread. They let me substitute BBQ baked beans for the red beans and rice. Every item was top notch. Nat Hadyn's pulled pork is the best I've tasted anywhere, and... More 

Helpful?
Thank aablodgett
Enfield, Connecticut
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 31, 2017

Brisket tasted like it had been chemically treated. Sides were tasteless and waitress was on something and weird. I definitely will not go back.

Helpful?
Thank Bonemery
New Vernon, New Jersey
Level Contributor
493 reviews
369 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed March 8, 2017 via mobile

I had not been to Nat's for over a year and was craving a real BBQ experience. The food was just as good as it was a year ago. The menu looked simpler than a year ago but the abundant sides and the great variety of beers was still present. I had a cup of soup to start, a pinto... More 

Helpful?
Thank Dan P
Level Contributor
12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed February 22, 2017

Great local place, the BBQ was authentic, delicious, all made from scratch & delicious. near the hotel I'm staying. Had the rib combo, the ribs were tender and full of flavor, not too fatty. The sides were really good, all made from scratch. Had mac & cheese and the baked beans (they had a bit of a kick). Though I... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank 715AK715
New Milford, Connecticut
Level Contributor
127 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed February 20, 2017

I loved the side dishes offered here. The gumbo was excellent, as were the red beans and rice. I was less happy with the pulled pork sandwich. It was too soggy and I've had better BBQ sauce. My wife enjoyed the catfish wrap special and her spicy beans. And they have some good beer on tap.

Helpful?
Thank John B
Windsor, Connecticut
Level Contributor
54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed February 9, 2017

I love Nat Hayden's so much. Their food is always consistently good and staff are always so friendly. I personally love the pulled pork, the quesadillas, collard greens, and their mac & cheese the best. If you want small town good bbq, then this is the place to go!

Helpful?
Thank jmcfarland84
East Aurora, New York
Level Contributor
51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed January 3, 2017

The food was ok....we had 3 cheese mac and cheese (good), the hoagie (so-so), baked beans (tasted like Bush's), and the crab cakes (great remoulade sauce, but the cakes themselves were way too salty). Not a bad stop for some out-of-town BBQ, but definitely not the best I've ever had.

Helpful?
Thank Chelsea Z
hartford CT
Level Contributor
106 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed December 15, 2016

I am a die hard Nat Haydens fan. Recently the old owners left and I was concerned that the food was going to change. Thankfully it has not. They have delicious BBQ, always fresh and have never had an issue. They will make any modifications you want to the item you want. The staff is wonderful and the restaurant is... More 

Helpful?
Thank brando16a

Travelers who viewed Nat Hayden's Real Pit Barbecue also viewed

 

Been to Nat Hayden's Real Pit Barbecue? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 144B Broad St, Windsor, CT 06095-2944
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Windsor
  • Phone Number: +1 860-298-8955

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Nat Hayden's Real Pit Barbecue staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?