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Chester's Barbecue

943 Poquonnock Rd, Groton, CT 06340-4257
+1 860-449-6868
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“burnt ends” (22 reviews)
“brisket” (58 reviews)
“baked beans” (12 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 9:00 pm Hours
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
943 Poquonnock Rd, Groton, CT 06340-4257
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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

The location in Clinton is very inviting and I really wanted to like it. But the barbecue is mediocre at best. My wife and I ordered a sampler to take home. The pork was mushy in composition and bland and flavorless in taste. The chicken...More

1  Thank TGMerrill
Reviewed 9 November 2017

BBQ ribs or chicken are great without any sauces. Country styled them restaurant which makes nice for causal lunch or dinner with the family. Also they have take-out available which is nice substitute for bringing dinner home!

1  Thank ada v
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Just did lunch on Monday, The special on Monday is a sausage/brisket sandwich which is delicious. I always try to go on Mondays just to get the Monday sandwich. Love it, along with the baked beans

Thank Joe G
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Had the one meat option...chicken. The meat was cooked perfectly. Three sauces to choose. I like them all. Mac n cheese side was good but corn bread was dry. Good value I thought.

1  Thank tinamarak
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

We’re locals and we bring our out-of-town guests to Chester’s. The staff is friendly and helpful, the smells are amazing, and the selection is wide and wonderful. Best brisket ever, and the burnt ends are to die for! Bring your own adult beverages-there’s a package...More

Reviewed 4 October 2017

Anytime we're in Groton, we eat at Chesters. My husband absolutely loves the food. I enjoy the different sides offered, with your barbecue. One time we had ordered take out and they forgot one of the items ordered. We phoned them, and within 1/2 hour,...More

1  Thank nancy u
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

I’ll admit I’m no fan of barbecue in general ....(because I just don’t like spicy food ) but a friend dragged me to this place and it was a fabulous !!! The lunch service was incredible , the owner explained everything to us on the...More

1  Thank BEEBEE4545
Reviewed 26 September 2017

The quality of the brisket was pretty good. They have a few different style BBQ sauces which I enjoyed sampling. The mac n cheese could be improved a bit though. The staff was friendly, and the place was clean. Parking was easy. It was a...More

1  Thank Derek S
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Ive been to this place twice...both times out of cornbread..the ribs are below par...there will not be a third visit

1  Thank PigPen417
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Have had this as carry out at my daughters in the past. This time husband and I went there to eat dinner. You need to go to counter to order no waitresses when dining in. We ordered the Sweetheart special which is a full rack...More

3  Thank Cindy L
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4 August 2015|
Response from GrotonThames | Reviewed this property |
No need for reservations. Just counter service. But you can order ahead on-line, and schedule a time for it to be ready. Then you show up, and bypass the line. I guess that is as good as a reservation.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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: 943 Poquonnock Rd, Groton, CT 06340-4257
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Groton
  • Phone Number: +1 860-449-6868
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