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Gideon's BBQ Smokehouse

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345 New London Tpke, Glastonbury, CT 06033-2233
+1 860-633-4227
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Husband and I shared a whole rack of ribs sides were not shareable quantity and the ribs were of poor quality meat we ate two ribs between the two of us before we had to stop felt instantly sick not worth the money at all. Staff was also not personable. Rather go to little marks which is saying a lot.

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1 Thank Taylor F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Up here from South GA. BBQ in Hartford PA is on point! This guy knows his stuff. Pulled pork collards and black eye pea and sausage soup!

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Thank ericnb01
Glastonbury, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a best kept secret. The food is very good!! It's BYOB with a package store right next door. BBQ is great, and the sides are plentiful, interesting and tasty! I had mashed sweet potatoes, and there are so many others. Fries are home cut and delicious.

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Vernon Rockville, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Went here for lunch the other day with a colleague of mine. We are huge BBQ guys. Overall I would say it was disappointing. When I ordered the burnt end meal, they were tasteless and cold. Mostly fat, with no smoke flavor at all . Had to drench them in sauce in order to eat them. And the sides looked... More 

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1 Thank matt06331
MaryEllen011, Public Relations Manager at Gideon's BBQ Smokehouse, responded to this review

Matt, did you speak with Eric or Kurt and express this to them? People LOVE our burnt ends, fries, and mac & cheese! I wasn't there so I cannot speak to any mishap that may have happened. What I can say for sure, is that we rarely have a complaint and are extremely responsive to customers who express ANY dissatisfaction.... More 

Hartford CT
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Four of us went there for lunch. If I had been driving I might have missed the place. You order in front, get your drinks and sit down. They bring the food to you. My wife and I had the chicken breast. I had coleslaw and mashed potatoes. She had mac and cheese and carrots. My son and his wife... More 

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Thank dustyb46
MaryEllen011, Public Relations Manager at Gideon's BBQ Smokehouse, responded to this review

Just checking back with you and wondering if you came back during November? Reminder that if you are ever in the area during lunch-we run awesome specials! More 

Cromwell
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Admittedly BBQ is a challenge in CT. However there are a few places that do bring the flavor of the south to us New Englanders. The food is good. Sides are tasty. Had mashed sweet potatoes and coleslaw. Portions are on the small side. There are a variety of sauces which you need to add flavor the the meat. The... More 

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Thank DocPT1
MaryEllen011, Public Relations Manager at Gideon's BBQ Smokehouse, responded to this review

Admittedly, there are many BBQ's in New England. Most are not Southern BBQ's-at least not the authentic type. It appears you like the food quite well. I know you said the others are a cut above, but you haven't tried our full menu yet. Most people say WE are the cut above, and we have many patrons who drive 1-2... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Have made multiple visits with my wife and believe Gideon's to be the best barbecue in Ct. Great service, great food at very reasonable prices. Something for all tastes. Their sauces are fantastic and very tasty! Give them a chance, you won't go home hungry!

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Thank Andrew B
MaryEllen011, Public Relations Manager at Gideon's BBQ Smokehouse, responded to this review

Thanks, and we are getting to know you better each time you come! You and your wife are some of the many loyal patrons who prefer us over anywhere else in CT! Did you see our FB post of all the pics of the Southern BBQ's we visited this past weekend? Our love for authentic Southern BBQ keeps us always... More 

East Hampton, Connecticut
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Although service was fine and very helpful. the brisket and burnt ends were extremely dry and mostly flavorless. Very disappointed with the quantity of meat for the price.

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1 Thank bgeary
MaryEllen011, Public Relations Manager at Gideon's BBQ Smokehouse, responded to this review

Wow! We seriously are dismayed, as we never hear of any of our meats being dry and flavorless. Typically, it is just the opposite! Who did you speak with (Eric, Mike, or Kurt (the owner) about your experience? They would have immediately made things right with you. By all means, stop in and talk with them, and allow them the... More 

Hebron, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

This was our first time coming here and we were very happy with our meal!! Yes it was not a "cheap" meal, but it is BBQ and BBQ isn't cheap. The sides are not small and the meat is plentiful. I am stuffed on smoked brisket, cole slaw and black bean and corn salad. My husband's meal was burnt ends... More 

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1 Thank Chocosusie
MaryEllen011, Public Relations Manager at Gideon's BBQ Smokehouse, responded to this review

How refreshing, to have people realize that BBQ isn't cheap! We cook everything from scratch, in small batches-using only the best ingredients. Glad you discovered the brisket and Carolina mustard combo! It's a favorite combo amongst many! More 

Cromwell, Connecticut
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

We had the pulled pork sandwich which came with fries and cole slaw, and a half-rack of ribs with collard greens and garlic mashed potatoes. Three types of bbq sauces are offered in plastic bottles which you can bring to your table - I checked all three and thought the 'classic' was the best. The garlic mashed potatoes were something... More 

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Thank CONNvacationers
MaryEllen011, Public Relations Manager at Gideon's BBQ Smokehouse, responded to this review

What can we do to make it better than 'ok' for you? Rarely do we get just 'ok'! Are you familiar with Southern BBQ? It deff has a different flavor than regular BBQ and at times-the difference 'throws' people. Was this your first visit? Come on back and chat with our chefs and we'll see what we can do to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 345 New London Tpke, Glastonbury, CT 06033-2233
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Glastonbury
  • Phone Number: +1 860-633-4227

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