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Chester's Barbecue

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
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943 Poquonnock Rd, Groton, CT 06340-4257
+1 860-449-6868
11:00 - 21:00
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Richmond, Virginia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 if I hadn't taken them home. I might ask about the quality next time I... More 

Thank Gary M
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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
Oakwood Village, Ohio
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 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 taste. But the brisket was tender as any I have ever had, But the smoked... More 

Thank William R
Groton, Connecticut
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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 and again the flavors fell flat.

Thank Adam750
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 the 1950's) -Good representation of many different styles of BBQ (Eastern Carolina Vinegar, St. Louis... More 

Thank Sean M
New London CT
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144 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016

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

Thank NewLondonCTAdrift
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

Chesters is set back in the corner of a strip mall and looks a little run down from first glance but when you open the door the aroma of great BBQ hits your nose and makes your mouth start to water. The music fit with the decor and gives the place a great atmosphere. The staff was great prompt and... More 

Thank Jay T
Norway, Maine
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

My husband and I took our son based on the reviews found here. The Blackened Ends were AMAZING! The pulled pork, barbecued chicken, cornbread and potato salad were all good too. The mac and cheese tasted frozen. And the ribs had a great smoke but were dry. Overall, we would definitely visit again. The service was OUTSTANDING!

Thank mazzerole
New London, Connecticut
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192 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed the BBQ ends and baby back ribs. Sauce was tasty too. Tweak the beans and potato salad to taste more homemade and I would give five stars. Cornbread was moist and tasty.

Thank CtUSAMom
Mystic, Connecticut
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2016

I've wanted to try this place for a long time and finally have! Walking inside smelt like heaven! :) I was greeted by a few friendly staff who gave me the low-down on what was on the menu, as it was my first time stepping in. The atmosphere had a southern touch to it with the music and the southern... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?