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Chester's Barbecue

943 Poquonnock Rd, Groton, CT 06340-4257
+1 860-449-6868
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“burnt ends” (23 reviews)
“brisket” (60 reviews)
“baked beans” (14 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
943 Poquonnock Rd, Groton, CT 06340-4257
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is my favorite place in the world!!! But what is going on? It was warmer inside than it was outside. I had to convince my 85 year old dad to stay. If I hadn’t been sure about the awesome food I would not have...More

Thank Chris S
Reviewed August 28, 2018

We've been going there for two years and really enjoyed it, but the past two visits were different. The food wasn't bad, but it just wasn't as good as it used to be. The ribs had less meat on the bones and it had more...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

I 1st heard of them at a marina that our boat was at, they hosted a BQ party, and we all thought the food was great. Then we realized that they had a restaurant in two location, both places very clean , staff friendly and...More

1  Thank Hunterjumpergirl357
Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

Came here with some work friends during the week for dinner. Reviews were mixed - some chicken dinners were delicious, some not so much. Same with the pork. Cornbread was like cake - fluffy and a little crumbly. Mac and cheese was described like Kraft...More

Thank KidRip
Reviewed July 23, 2018

I heard rave reviews about Chesters, and had to give it a try. All in all, it was an okay visit. The boneless ribs was the best meat we got, and it was a bit over done. The brisket was very fatty, which is fine...More

Thank HGwynn
Reviewed July 22, 2018

great barbecue and brisket at Chester's, good menu selection - ribs, brisket, pulled pork, etc. - from mild to hot, moderate pricing

Thank arturoct
Reviewed July 22, 2018

This was first trip to Chester's in 2-3 years. It was one of my favorite and few decent BBQ spots in CT. Took my son this past week after a trip to the Sub Museum. I know they have expanded to Clinton as well, and...More

Thank H8228SFbriank
Reviewed July 9, 2018

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 July 5, 2018 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 July 5, 2018

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
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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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