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Chester's Barbecue

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
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943 Poquonnock Rd.,, Groton, CT 06340
+1 860-449-6868
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Good stuff all around. Chili, cornbread, brisket just to start. Smells good and tastes great. Simple place, no complaints here.

Thank radmad
Clarksville, Tennessee
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54 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While the food and the people are good enough and nice enough, my issue with Chester's is that they can't quite seem to figure out what type of establishment they want to be. While sandwiches are a bit cheaper, most entrees are priced between $18 - $29, or about what you'd expect to pay in an upscale restaurant. The issue... More 

Thank crnd
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had the Three Little Pigs and it was was some of the best BBQ I have ever had. The decor is simple and like a traditional BBQ joint. We enjoyed our visit very much. Nice that Chesters has sweet tea too!!

Thank Stan E
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

I've eaten here for lunch and dinner and every time I've been it has been good food, properly prepared, served quickly by a knowledgeable staff. Can't say enough about this place. It's clean and well run, the food is just what it's supposed to be. They don't pretend to be something they are not.

Thank Paul P
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Finding great BBQ this far north can be a bit tricky. This is a great spot to kill that BBQ craving.

Thank Robert F
New York, United States
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

This place in a shopping mall has the odors of a good barbecue place when you walk in -- a scent that sticks in your clothing when you leave. But it doesn't reflect the food. The ribs were okay, but nothing to write home about. The macaroni and cheese had no flavor. The cashier that took our order at the... More 

Thank Susan O
Uncasville, Connecticut
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a quick dinner and it was outstanding. Both my wife and I had a brisket sandwich with a side and sweet tea and the bill was $23. Order at the counter and the meals were brought to our booth in short order. The sandwich was piled high with sweet tender melt in your mouth brisket on Texas... More 

Thank cconstantine72
Beverly Hills, CA
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58 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

This is a standard run of the mill shopping plaza-based BBQ restaurant. The food is good, the atmosphere of the place, is just ok-nothing special. But it is a nice break from other dining options. That said, you need to like BBQ if you want to eat here (I feel very full/heavy and greasy after eating BBQ anywhere. It is... More 

Thank adventurepursuit
Albany, New York
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

We had read about this place and it did not disappoint. When we got there it was in a mall and we doubted ourselves for our choice. Once inside the place was clean and spacious. Service was excellent and friendly. For me portions were not huge but adequate. Everything came out quickly, was hot, and delicious. I'll be back.

Thank Lew S
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

The beef brisket is great! some might find it expensive, which maybe true, but its quality food so that is worth it! meat is not cheap! its bbq style!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Groton
  • Phone Number: +1 860-449-6868

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