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Nat Hayden's Real Pit Barbecue

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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144B Broad St, Windsor, CT 06095-2944
+1 860-298-8955
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family had an early Thanksgiving yesterday. We ordered the Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner package. Hands down one of the best dinners ever purchased. Turkey and all the sides were excellent. You really cannot be the price either.

Thank William S
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nat Hayden's has some of the best barbeque in the area at any price. I prefer it over Bear's down the street. This is really great food at a very reasonable price. Service is fine and the ambiance is not going to wow anyone. Go there for great food!!!

Thank Douglas K
Vernon, Connecticut
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Simply the best! We've been to all the bbq places in our vicinity and hands down this was the most delicious. After seeing an ad in the Journal Inquirer we decided to give it a try and glad we did. Small place, not fancy just serves great food. Brisket and ribs were our choices this time, tender, juicy, mouth watering... More 

Thank onetheroad
Maitland, Florida
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tonight was our third visit to Nat Hayden's and it will carry on as our "go to" BBQ fix after moving here from the south. Brisket is the real deal, the featured sides are a nice, seasonal surprise and prices are good! Nice beer selection, wine too. Haven't tried the amazing looking desserts - will have to skip the main... More 

Thank cherileewilliams2020
Windsor, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful wonderful barbeque meats and good sides. This is second location in Windsor and they did an excellent job remodelling the space. Friendly service. I love that good food is so conveniently located.

Thank Sharon d
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed the food at this restaurant. Especially the burnt ends. The chicken wings were good. Although the sides like the greens and Mac and cheese weren't seasoned enough for my taste.

Thank John w
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff and a very clean place. We had a couple of the local beers and the pulled pork nachos. The nachos had layers of cheese and were perfectly prepared. I highly recomend having these.

Thank Sharon V
Enfield, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

1 Thank Eric T
East Hartford, Connecticut, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank josephbK8896UN
Windsor, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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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
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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: +1 860-298-8955

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