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Nat Hayden's Real Pit Barbecue

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144B Broad St, Windsor, CT 06095-2944
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Enfield, Connecticut
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Nat Hayden's is a great spot for authentic bbq. As a natural competitor to Bear's Smokehouse, I think Nat's does a better job with sandwiches. They load there sammys up with pepper and onions, cheese, bacon, and more; all while still having the great smoked flavor of brisket, pulled pork, or chicken.

Thank ericjosepht
East Hartford, Connecticut, United States
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59 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

Ct is a difficult place to find really great southern style barbeque, though Hayden's fits the bill to a tee! The ribs, bridket, and pulled pork are tremendous and are well matched by the fixings and wait service. Getting there can be a bit of difficulty since it is not right off an interstate, BUT the eating experience is worth... More 

Thank josephbK8896UN
Windsor, Connecticut
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

The food is real barbecue. Hand done and consistently cooked well with good portions. Staff is friendly, get your order and get you served in a timely fashion No frills just good food.

Thank U8311WLrobertb
New Canaan, Connecticut
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

Called 15 ahead for 14 people, showed up with 16 on a Sat night. Aroma as you enter makes your mouth water. NH BBQ had a plan for a group our size, took drink orders right away, followed by our main order. Food arrived quickly; was delicious. Waitress checked in regularly for drink refills, cleared plates as needed and got... More 

Thank TheGoodandBad
Windsor, Connecticut
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

We've gotten take-out from here several times and they never disappoint. It is a little pricey...but really authentic tasting. Best mashed potatoes I have ever had. Several types of sauces, one that had a nice "zing" to it. The mac & cheese was fantastic, too.

Thank Deb W
Windsor, Connecticut
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Have eaten here since they first opened in Windsor. Never disappointed. Always good food, large portions, and good waitress service. We really like their new location that has better parking, beer and wine. Pulled pork, ribs, quesadillas are so tasty. And the mac and cheese could not be better!

Thank Libby1250
Windsor, Connecticut
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Nat Hayden's has been a mainstay for BBQ in Windsor for the last several years. Tender brisket, homemade sauces and unique specials make this a family favorite. For those who love catfish, Nat's is the the place to go, mild, flaky and delicious. Also a great selection of local beers on tap and comfortable seating.

Thank fdadmin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

They have amazing BBQ ribs, pulled pork and some banging wings. Can't say enough about this place love it. It is our go to place.

Thank Mary D
Buffalo, New York
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

We have been here a few times and loved it each time. The pulled pork is awesome- love the flavored sodas

Thank Mary K
Hartford, Connecticut
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479 reviews
310 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

Good BBQ served by a very friendly staff. The portions are quite large...much better than chain BBQ restaurants, but not quite as good as real southern BBQ. The sides are quite good with lots of choices. We didn't get to try them but they have several local craft beers and homemade dessert pies.

Thank joel r

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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
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
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: 144B Broad St, Windsor, CT 06095-2944
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Windsor
  • Phone Number: 8602988955

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?