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Chester's Barbecue

943 Poquonnock Rd, Groton, CT 06340-4257
+1 860-449-6868
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“burnt ends” (20 reviews)
“brisket” (59 reviews)
“baked beans” (11 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
943 Poquonnock Rd, Groton, CT 06340-4257
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Reviewed yesterday

The quality of the brisket was pretty good. They have a few different style BBQ sauces which I enjoyed sampling. The mac n cheese could be improved a bit though. The staff was friendly, and the place was clean. Parking was easy. It was a...More

Thank Derek S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ive been to this place twice...both times out of cornbread..the ribs are below par...there will not be a third visit

Thank PigPen417
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have had this as carry out at my daughters in the past. This time husband and I went there to eat dinner. You need to go to counter to order no waitresses when dining in. We ordered the Sweetheart special which is a full rack...More

1  Thank Cindy L
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Although the eatery was a little difficult to find in the strip mall the food was excellent. We had pulled pork sandwiches and what they call " three little pigs" combo plate. The pigs were three different types of sauces over BBQ pork. Very good...More

Thank bob06201128
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Bbq was ok. Not great but not bad. Ordered a to go order of beef brisket and burnt ends. Asked for extra sauce since the burnt ends did not have sauce on them and was charged an additional 2 or 3 bucks on top of...More

Thank billhJ1280CT
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Wow read about it on trip advisor. So glad I did. Got there meal for two (it's like a sampler player of different things they serve) it could feed 4 people let alone two. Everything was FABULOUS, so glad we went even my picky autistic...More

Thank Heather812ck
Reviewed 2 July 2017

My family and I had dinner at Chester's Saturday, July 1, 2017. The food was excellent! The brisket was melt in your mouth tender. Even the small amounts of fat on the brisket were tender. The baby back ribs were juicy and had a wonderful...More

Thank mrbriskin
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

I found Chesters from Trip Advisor while searching for a place to eat. When you approach Chester's, you can smell the BBQ aromas. The menu is on the wall behind the counter. (There are real ones on the counter). The staff is very friendly, especially...More

Thank Niti R
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Good overall. Brisket is my favorite. Ranges from chewy and smoky to melt-in-your-mouth tender. I like both but ask, if you have a preference. My wife really likes the pulled pork, and the chicken and ribs are good too. Cornbread very good if you like...More

Thank TravelinFamilyBoston
Reviewed 23 May 2017

At Chester's, you order your food at the counter and when it is ready, they call your number and you pick it up at the counter. The food is good and in nice portion sizes. the barbecue beef brisket sandwich had thick chunks of meat....More

Thank offwego2011
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4 August 2015|
Response from GrotonThames | Reviewed this property |
No need for reservations. Just counter service. But you can order ahead on-line, and schedule a time for it to be ready. Then you show up, and bypass the line. I guess that is as good as a reservation.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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