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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” (59 reviews)
“baked beans” (12 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
943 Poquonnock Rd, Groton, CT 06340-4257
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Like the sign says, Barbecue is not the sauce its what the sauce goes on. Great place for Lunch and Dinner and its family friendly with large family booths.

Thank Copdiver31
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brisket was the only meat that was decent. Pork was overbearing with Apple Cider vinegar taste. Chicken and turkey was dry and tasteless. Ribs were excessively fatty and couldn’t be eaten. The side offerings didn’t even include green beans and what was offered was less...More

Thank Rhonda P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

New menu board: some of the old offerings, that were less expensive but filling, no longer available. Waitress agreed menu changed but that some items were reduced in price. Same spacious location and just as "empty" as I remembered during a late lunch hour. A...More

Thank merle h
Reviewed May 25, 2018

As I walked in, noticed that I may the facility to myself. Ordered the 3 Little Pigs. This three sizeable cups of pork, chicken & beef, with side orders of sweet potato mash, coleslaw & bake beans. Drink was home made ice tea. Order was...More

Thank Jack L
Reviewed December 27, 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 November 8, 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 October 16, 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 October 11, 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 October 7, 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 October 3, 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
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August 3, 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
US$5 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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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