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Charcoal Chef

670 Main St N, Woodbury, CT 06798-2130
+1 203-263-2538
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good49%
  • Average12%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible3%
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“fries” (7 reviews)
“burger” (18 reviews)
“baked potato” (3 reviews)
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670 Main St N, Woodbury, CT 06798-2130
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Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

We heard this was a great restaurant for seafood and drinks. It's just okay. Very busy with folks that love strong mixed drinks and a bit loud. I ordered scallops that arrived under cooked and others dining with me had their meals so I opted...More

1  Thank Niferlou
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Great steaks, drinks and dessert. Good service we will return. Real charcoal grill, homemade desserts and a great bar,

Thank Carmine C
Reviewed 31 December 2016

We used to live in CT and went to the Charcoal Chef many times. Now we go every time we return to CT. Their breakfasts are fresh, excellent, and very low cost. They still use real charcoal to cook their burgers; none better!! The restaurant...More

Thank grandmabarb104
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Every Friday and Saturday, the Charcoal Chef serves a delicious New Engand clam chowder! I love it because it is hearty and full of diced clams and potatoes. It is served hot by their very friendly, kind and caring wait staff. You do not want...More

Thank Karen T
Reviewed 25 October 2016

You are assured of a solid meal here. They have been doing it right for year after year. Great place to stop along the road with a welcome smile always there to greet you.

Thank TravelsCT
Reviewed 13 October 2016

We had a very good lunch. I enjoyed the grilled steak sandwich and the chief agitator enjoyed the hamburger platter. Our guest had an excellent crab cake sandwich. We will make it a point to visit again on a return visit.

Thank John&Mickey
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The Charcoal Chef has remained a staple for the locals and part-timers for 60 years…not much has changed even down to the some of the glassware. I dined on a Monday night while visiting my parents who always enjoy the simple good meals and friendly...More

Thank JPS43505
Reviewed 25 July 2016

We've been going to the Charcoal Chef for over 20 years, and still love it. We love all things "retro", and this fits the bill. Nothing fancy here, just basic meals, and no pasta. Their barbeque'd chicken breast is excellent, comes with baked potato and...More

Thank KatMom
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

I had the salmon with a salad and baked potato, and it was awesome. The salad had real tomatoes and cucumbers (and plenty of them). The potato was perfectly cooked and drenched in sour cream and butter. The salmon was perfectly grilled and served with...More

Thank ladyofthefield
Reviewed 28 June 2016

We sat on our own and was greeted quickly. The cocktail my husband ordered was nice and strong. The kids were happy with their meal. We enjoyed ours. Many local seniors frequented it and we enjoyed the atmosphere.

Thank Christina A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
12:00 - 20:30
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 670 Main St N, Woodbury, CT 06798-2130
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Woodbury
  • Phone Number: +1 203-263-2538
  • E-mail