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Bayou Smokehouse

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214 Connecticut rt 12, Groton CT 06340, Westerly, RI 06340
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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New London, Connecticut
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103 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Went with a large number of people in the afternoon. I think our group may have caught them off guard, because the ordering and drinks were pretty messed up and took a little while. The food was fantastic though. Great BBQ done right. Fantastic apps and sides with tons of great options. Not a complaint in the group and its... More 

Thank BeerEnthusiast
Naugatuck, Connecticut
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98 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Shame on me; as a Tripadvisor "fellow", I could kick myself for not checking on this place before going. I just wrote a review last night that praised a certain institution for upholding the high value of all the other restaurants I have reviewed in this general area. Here comes, today, the Bayou Smokehouse. There is nothing SMOKY about this... More 

Thank BloomingMisfit
Norwich, Connecticut
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016 via mobile

"The bayou smokehouse" is far from what it invites you in and trys to make you believe. They feel small and inviting but behind in the kitchen is a place only able to get a 71 outta 100 on its inspections. Which isn't even the most concerning part because they will serve your food off there floor and not even... More 

Thank Tony P
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 via mobile

Just a little advice, if you like real southern bbq, don't go to the Bayou Smokehouse. It has almost a 5 star rating which is why we went there. Their sweet tea was sour and they didn't understand what that meant and they said it just tasted like tea and sugar. I'm sorry, I would love for more places to... More 

Thank Sara P
Fairhaven, Massachusetts
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64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

We went here with a fairly large group. They knew we where coming. We had a 2 hour wait for our food and NO ONE WAS IN THE RESTURANT. The orders came out wrong. The first person to place his order got his food last. Chicken very dry, ribs burned, and very dry. I will not go there again, nor... More 

Thank catcoffey
Palatine, Illinois
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Stopped by the Bayou Smokehouse in Groton, CT, on Christmas Eve. I had the Bayou BBQ sandwich. I had the sweet version with pulled pork. It was topped with just the right amount of slaw to give a delicious crunch. Mmmmm! I also had the mac and cheese on the side. It was creamy and thick and delicious as well.... More 

Thank VacationTravelerMB
Westerly, Rhode Island
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Great place for BBQ. Very friendly owners. If you want something that's not on the menu, just ask. If Pierre has the ingredients, he'll make it for you. My favorite item are the Pulled Pork Nachos. Cheese sauce really makes that dish.

Thank Corinne D
West Palm Beach, FL
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132 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The Bayou was recommended to us by the Super 8 across the street in Groton on Rt 12. Closing time was 9pm and we got there around 8:30. It wasn't fancy by any means - a modest small place with small tables and a kitchen visible from the dining area. We placed our orders for a baby back ribs platter... More 

1 Thank loveh2ofl
Westerly, Rhode Island
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Yesterday I went to the Bayou Smokehouse to pick up some lunch. Pierre made me the MOST incredible, scrumptious, mouth watering pastrami sandwich I have ever had! He makes his own pastrami-cooking it for 20 hours. If you love pastrami you must visit Bayou Smokehouse! You will be in for a wonderful treat!

1 Thank Sandie S
Ardsley, New York
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Thank you Bayou Smokehouse for your excellent Food!!!! What a wonderful surprise to pull off of I-95 towards Groton and the first thing we see is a BBQ joint; and after trying the gumbo and ribs, we will be returning for the food alone! Truly, a small gem - thank you, thank you!!!!!

1 Thank SusanZe

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $12
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 214 Connecticut rt 12, Groton CT 06340, Westerly, RI 06340
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  South County  >  Westerly
  • Phone Number: 860-440-8776

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