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Chester's Barbecue

943 Poquonnock Rd, Groton, CT 06340-4257
+1 860-449-6868
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“burnt ends” (22 reviews)
“brisket” (59 reviews)
“smoked meat” (9 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
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943 Poquonnock Rd, Groton, CT 06340-4257
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Just did lunch on Monday, The special on Monday is a sausage/brisket sandwich which is delicious. I always try to go on Mondays just to get the Monday sandwich. Love it, along with the baked beans

Thank Joe G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the one meat option...chicken. The meat was cooked perfectly. Three sauces to choose. I like them all. Mac n cheese side was good but corn bread was dry. Good value I thought.

Thank tinamarak
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We’re locals and we bring our out-of-town guests to Chester’s. The staff is friendly and helpful, the smells are amazing, and the selection is wide and wonderful. Best brisket ever, and the burnt ends are to die for! Bring your own adult beverages-there’s a package...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Anytime we're in Groton, we eat at Chesters. My husband absolutely loves the food. I enjoy the different sides offered, with your barbecue. One time we had ordered take out and they forgot one of the items ordered. We phoned them, and within 1/2 hour,...More

Thank nancy u
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ll admit I’m no fan of barbecue in general ....(because I just don’t like spicy food ) but a friend dragged me to this place and it was a fabulous !!! The lunch service was incredible , the owner explained everything to us on the...More

Thank BEEBEE4545
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 6 September 2017 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 2 September 2017 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 31 July 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
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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
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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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