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Chester's Barbecue

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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943 Poquonnock Rd, Groton, CT 06340-4257
+1 860-449-6868
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This BBQ is so addicting. I typically get a meal with 4 meats, they are all so good. The side dishes and homemade tea all excellent as well. They​ even have smoked bones for you to take home for your dog. They do not deliver but you can call for takeout. They are a bring your own beer establishment.

Thank April B
Forked River, United States
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152 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was a little hesitant to try BBQ in this part of the country usually known for seafood..but so glad we did! The smokey smell draws you in from the parking to this gem in the corner of a shopping center. Simple GREAT menu selection, brisket, pork, chicken, turkey...combo platters, sandwiches..we all opted for the combo ($11.95) (sandwich with a side... More 

Thank Denise A
putnam, Connecticut, USA
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Since our trip out West, my husband and I have been on the hunt for more of an authentic experience than what is typical in this area....and until you try some brisket from out west you really dont know what you are missing. This place was amazing. We stopped for lunch one day, on an impromptu visit to the area.... More 

Thank wandererer26
Mashantucket, Connecticut
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

These guys have perfected BBQ. Their NC pulled pork is genuine NC style. The meet is cooked to perfection no matter which style you choose. Both locations are spacious and clean! If you want some good BBQ, come here!!

Thank elsamanelsa
Parry Sound, Canada
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Found this through this site and stopped in for dinner. Rustic interior, paper plates/containers, however the food was amazing. I had ribs, brisket, sausage and served with my choice of sides of beans and sweet potatoes. Flavour was bang on with just the right amount of smoke flavour into the meat. Would recommend this to everyone.

Thank marphil71
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Great BBQ, very friendly and helpful employees. Excellent brisket and burnt ends. Good beans and rice, coleslaw good but a bit bland. Go on a Friday and try their smoked corned beef--outstanding! Make sure to get it with the red kraut, onions and mustard. Yum!

Thank Karen A
Groton, Connecticut
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I remember the day it opened, It was so busy I waited a few days to try it. Meanwhile I could smell it close to a mile away. I reward myself with a trip to Chester's for a sandwich or if I have really been good(on my diet) I go for a platter. I have friends who ask to go... More 

Thank Joe G
New York City, New York
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45 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

3 little pigs....1/2 lb of Pulled pork. This joint has delicious BBQ. The ribs are dried rub so if that's not your style...style is NC vinegar....and BBQ sauce (sweet) is just right. I do not know how else to describe but the kids and adults love it. And to top it off, the folks are really nice.

Thank Chris S
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119 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

My company always orders from here for employee appreciation day. Great pork, chicken, sauces and sides. Cornbread, baked beans, potato salad all very good and fresh tasting. Have never dined in, so can't speak for that but I would highly recommend for take out orders for large groups.

Thank FattieCattie
London, United Kingdom
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228 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Came here once for a family dinner. Everything was great.... So good we ordered out from them two days later!!! Sides are super yum and all the meat was tasty as. Great cornbread too

Thank Jake F

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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
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 15
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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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Columbia, Connecticut
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?