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Chester's Barbecue

943 Poquonnock Rd, Groton, CT 06340-4257
+1 860-449-6868
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“burnt ends” (21 reviews)
“brisket” (57 reviews)
“smoked meat” (9 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
943 Poquonnock Rd, Groton, CT 06340-4257
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Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Purchased a dinner from Chester's for a at-home retirement party for 20. The beef brisket was amazingly good. Came with 3 huge containers of sauce. Also got bbq chicken, corn bread, beans and slaw. Everyone thought the dinner was excellent. They accommodated our last minute...More

1  Thank Barbara G
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Y'all aren't going to find the worlds best BBQ up in New England. However, Chester's is pretty good. The chopped pork was moist and delicious. We also enjoyed the beans and rice, and cornbread was light and cakey. It is definitely worth a trip and...More

Thank rkspencer
Reviewed 12 June 2016

This place is run very well. Kind and helpful order staff.. I've added a few pictures. We loved the way the sandwich's were wrapped in a nice butcher paper. The beef brisket sandwich's were a nice and large, made on white bread, nice and thick....More

Thank Arkus A
Reviewed 6 June 2016

got this as take out: shredded chicken, burnt ends, potato salad, macaroni and cheese, and beans. it was all very good! i typically do not like beans but these were great! we used the sweet sauce which i really enjoyed, id like to try to...More

Thank xjuleso0
Reviewed 22 May 2016

With the BBQ smokers in view of the restaurant, you know you are going to get some authentic BBQ food here! Out first time visiting their and they made us very welcome, and we opted for the "sampler for 2" as a way to try...More

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 22 May 2016

Sometimes one's choice the first time in a new place may not do justice to the assessment. My wife and companions were happy; this is one of our companions' favorite repeat places. I've had better Barbecue, but I am willing to try a second time....More

Thank BloomingMisfit
Reviewed 21 May 2016

Smoked meat carefully prepared. Plenty of portions. Variety of meats to choose from. Great cornbread and all kinds of side dishes. Bring your own beer too. Package store in the same plaza for selecting your cold beer or wine. Kids will like the self serve...More

Thank Pugsley2015
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Chester's has excellent food in a casual atmosphere. My particular favorite is the North Carolina pulled pork, which has a vinegary tart/sweetness to it. There's also spicy barbecue sauced port and ribs and chicken and lots of other things as well. You can get sandwiches...More

Thank teresa729
Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

Ribs had good flavor and appearance but not fall off the bone. Was hard to get all the meat off the bone. As a repeat customer, the ribs were not as good as in the past at Chester's. Would have returned them to the kitchen...More

Thank Gary M
Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch yesterday. The menu was impressive but the food tasted sooo good. Will definitely go back to visit again

Thank Mel B
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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
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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