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Taino Smokehouse

482 S Main St, Middletown, CT 06457-4215
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brisket” (54 reviews)
“mac and cheese” (19 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
482 S Main St, Middletown, CT 06457-4215
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have only gotten take out so I can't speak to the atmosphere or decor. This barbecue is fantastic. Brisket, pork barbecue, smokey links all are full of smokey flavor. The sauce is tomato based and pungent without being too hot. My family loves the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first visit to Taino, very impressive! Had an early dinner with family. Super friendly staff and very clean! Nice tables outside as well! We sat inside , rainy day. We had a little bit of everything and it was excellent , melt in your...More

Thank Diane F
Reviewed 1 week ago

I wasn't blown away by the quality of the BBQ here. It struck me as average, which is not a bad thing when talking about smoked meats. The service was attentive and efficient.

Thank mccambjd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love the pulled pork and mac & cheese, we usually grab takeout as the restaurant is small, but they are opening another location in Meriden, CT that will be much larger. Worth the trip!

Thank Jason B
Reviewed July 9, 2018

very good customer service, great atmosphere, food was defiantly worth the wait you can smell it a mile away. So much to choose from.

Thank josier986
Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

Poor, poor, poor. 630pm on a Saturday night told no indoor service, only patio service with a 40 minute wait. Was told there was not enough indoor staff. Really, on a weekend?! Not going back ever.

Thank sanibelbeachlover
Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

Great ribs and back patio. Collard greens are awesome too. Inside is very small, some speciality items can be too pricey. Like how they auction food on FB.

Thank Shananagals
Reviewed June 20, 2018

Visited with my extended family - Each of us [all eight of us] had something different - So Pulled Pork; big bacon burgers; Pulled chicken; etc. was ordered with fries & drinks - Service was pretty good considering it was dinner time and the crowds...More

Thank John_Lee_M
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

I’ve eaten here on at least 5 separate occasions. The food is quality and the outside patio is very well done. Nice spot to eat outside during the summer months. I would say the burgers are my favorite thing to eat. All the food is...More

Thank menza49
Reviewed May 31, 2018 via mobile

Our first experience years ago was not stellar and I regret not speaking up then as we were inexperienced foodies but the business was also just starting up. I vowed I would be back, albeit years later but now armed with knowledge based on my...More

Thank imsupafly
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Questions & Answers
June 5, 2018|
Response from Lee G | Reviewed this property |
Hi, No they do not take reservations but they do have an a large outdoor area for seating that may be pre-booked for large parties.I don't think they have a kids menu but the regular menu has kid friendly foods and sides.
September 22, 2016|
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Response from briana89 | Reviewed this property |
No, unfortunately. And the restaurant itself is small and fits only a few tables. There is an outdoor area that you could probably try to reserve.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 482 S Main St, Middletown, CT 06457-4215
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Middletown
  • Phone Number: 860-358-9828
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