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Charcoal Chef

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670 Main St N, Woodbury, CT 06798-2130
+1 203-263-2538
08:30 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:30
Mon - Thu 08:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 08:30 - 22:00
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75 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

We heard this was a great restaurant for seafood and drinks. It's just okay. Very busy with folks that love strong mixed drinks and a bit loud. I ordered scallops that arrived under cooked and others dining with me had their meals so I opted to skip mine. Other meals seemed good. Good value.

1 Thank Niferlou
Roxbury, Connecticut
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60 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Great steaks, drinks and dessert. Good service we will return. Real charcoal grill, homemade desserts and a great bar,

Thank Carmine C
Moultonborough, New Hampshire
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 December 2016

We used to live in CT and went to the Charcoal Chef many times. Now we go every time we return to CT. Their breakfasts are fresh, excellent, and very low cost. They still use real charcoal to cook their burgers; none better!! The restaurant is family owned and operated with the same courtesy as always. The decor is the... More 

Thank grandmabarb104
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Every Friday and Saturday, the Charcoal Chef serves a delicious New Engand clam chowder! I love it because it is hearty and full of diced clams and potatoes. It is served hot by their very friendly, kind and caring wait staff. You do not want to miss this soup! It is the best I have ever tasted.

Thank Karen T
Southbury, Connecticut
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211 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

You are assured of a solid meal here. They have been doing it right for year after year. Great place to stop along the road with a welcome smile always there to greet you.

Thank TravelsCT
Fort Worth, TX
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126 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We had a very good lunch. I enjoyed the grilled steak sandwich and the chief agitator enjoyed the hamburger platter. Our guest had an excellent crab cake sandwich. We will make it a point to visit again on a return visit.

Thank John&Mickey
Everett, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 August 2016

The Charcoal Chef has remained a staple for the locals and part-timers for 60 years…not much has changed even down to the some of the glassware. I dined on a Monday night while visiting my parents who always enjoy the simple good meals and friendly staff here. It was a perfect summer night to visit and I recommend you to... More 

Thank JPS43505
Naugatuck, CT
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60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

We've been going to the Charcoal Chef for over 20 years, and still love it. We love all things "retro", and this fits the bill. Nothing fancy here, just basic meals, and no pasta. Their barbeque'd chicken breast is excellent, comes with baked potato and salad. They have an extensive pie list for dessert - very good Boston Creme. We... More 

Thank KatMom
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

I had the salmon with a salad and baked potato, and it was awesome. The salad had real tomatoes and cucumbers (and plenty of them). The potato was perfectly cooked and drenched in sour cream and butter. The salmon was perfectly grilled and served with lemon and tartar sauce. Service was friendly. I will definitely return.

Thank ladyofthefield
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 June 2016

We sat on our own and was greeted quickly. The cocktail my husband ordered was nice and strong. The kids were happy with their meal. We enjoyed ours. Many local seniors frequented it and we enjoyed the atmosphere.

Thank Christina A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
12:00 - 20:30
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 670 Main St N, Woodbury, CT 06798-2130
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Woodbury
  • Phone Number: +1 203-263-2538

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?