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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” (20 reviews)
“brisket” (57 reviews)
“smoked meat” (9 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
943 Poquonnock Rd, Groton, CT 06340-4257
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Reviewed 21 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 21 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 20 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 16 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 8 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
Reviewed 5 May 2016

Saw the Review and was in town, we had 8 adults and 5 children. The smoke aroma was delicious just walking in. I purchased the Pulled pork, Brisket and Mac & cheese. The Pulled pork was good a little heavy on the vinegar for my...More

Thank William R
Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

Smells GREAT!!! But lacks flavor, I want to know when they first open all excited to try the new barbecue place and their flavors seemed flat, I waited about 6 months and driving by the place the smells absolutely fabulous so I went in again...More

Thank Adam750
Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

I have lived all over the U.S. and tried all types of BBQ. This is great BBQ for the price you pay. I frequent this resteraunt and recommend everyone try it once. PROs: -BYOB -Great Music and atmosphere (Stevie Ray Vaughn meets smoke house from...More

Thank Sean M
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Well run, clean and great tasting BBQ. Glad to see Chesters is ranked so highly in Groton area restaurants.

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3 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
US$5 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
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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