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Taino Smokehouse

482 S Main St, Middletown, CT 06457-4215
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (56 reviews)
“mac and cheese” (20 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
482 S Main St, Middletown, CT 06457-4215
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Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

The food looks good bbq taste ok but the quality is poor and the flies on windows and tablets in addition to the slippery floor leading to the bathroom is despicable. There's absolutely no excuse for that filthy environment a half hour after they opened,...More

1  Thank FlorentinaRich
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

Little servings of Jiffy cornbread. Horrible slow lazy service. You have to leave the table to asl for things like a straw or a to go container. They barely check in with customers and there’s about six people back there. The floor leading to the...More

Thank Nelson5454
Reviewed August 21, 2018

Okay, I've had better BBQ. But not often. Bluntly, one doesn't expect good BBQ in New England and one marvels that they can do it at all. Chowdah, yes; BBQ, no. But Taino passed muster nicely. I had brisket (wet style) and my companions had...More

Thank Trismegistus
Reviewed August 14, 2018

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 August 11, 2018 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 August 11, 2018

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 July 28, 2018

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.

2  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
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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, Local cuisine, Kids
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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