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Bear's Smokehouse

89 Arch St, Hartford, CT 06103-2832
+1 860-724-3100
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“burnt ends” (63 reviews)
“brisket” (94 reviews)
“baked beans” (26 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00 Hours
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
89 Arch St, Hartford, CT 06103-2832
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Reviewed 4 days ago

At Bear's Smokehouse, there is plenty of seating in the main room of the restaurant, where you place your order at the counter and it's delivered to your table. My family chose to sit in the more intimate bar area that includes service. Our family...More

Thank Sdb4
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Stoped in here while in the area visiting family. Nice find! Very tasty and a nice BBq environment. Tasty food, good beverage selection and nice waitstaff.

Thank Ron M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the place to go when you need that old country backyard cookout feel. Its great for families. The service is awesome and the staff make you feel at home. The place is best during the mis spring to summer weather.

Thank meishe90
Reviewed 1 week ago

Let me start off by saying I love BBQ and have eaten it all over the country. Living in the tri-state area I have pretty much visited every BBQ place in NYC. I also lived in the deep south in past and therefore am familiar...More

Thank gersty
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food especially the BBQ beans which I got as a side with my two meat combo meal of pulled pork and kielbasa. A bit loud of a scene to bring kids, bit otherwise a good dinner.

Thank JohnJessica0703
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Please go hungry! Delicious food in a casual , rustic, industrial atmosphere. With local make soda and ice cream. Four of us, all had different dinners and all enjoyed them thoroughly. Shared an ice cream after and it was so creamy good. Went home with...More

Thank 920gayles
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

went here for dinner after going to Goodwin park for xmas lights. we didn't mind the cafeteria style,i just didn't think you got much food. everything was ok ,if I was downtown again I would go,but I wouldn't make a special trip. I've had some...More

1  Thank gack
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love this place and think the bbq is fantastic! Its more casual and cafeteria style at the Harford location: you order and go down the line but the folks who work there are very nice, the portions are big and the food is the...More

Thank benton2569
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Can’t go wrong with anything on the menus best barbecue in town hands down. The taxes sausage and burnt ends are my favorite. Only downside is the parking but definitely worth the wait.

Thank bee a
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

Took the family to Bear’s Smokehiusr in Windsor last month. It was our first time there. We went on a Sunday and they had a special on one pound of meat. We ended getting the family meal for $50 which comes with full rack of...More

Thank Richard R
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24 August 2017|
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Response from Manuel Q | Reviewed this property |
I visited the Bears near Bradley Airport in Connecticut. They had plenty of parking. Even guys with work truck were there. I believe that they do supply a lot of parking. Place is very busy all time. If you try, I know you... More
Marian T
30 April 2017|
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Response from CKR72482 | Reviewed this property |
Not at all-- in fact the new location is roomier, comfortable with ample seating & has large screen tvs. There is also a bar--which fills up quickly. It was a very wise move.
Milind J
17 April 2017|
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Response from CKR72482 | Reviewed this property |
I would say hands down--the barbeque ribs. With the brisket as a close second.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 89 Arch St, Hartford, CT 06103-2832
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hartford
  • Phone Number: +1 860-724-3100
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