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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%
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“burnt ends” (67 reviews)
“brisket” (99 reviews)
“baked beans” (27 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
89 Arch St, Hartford, CT 06103-2832
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I lived in Texas for 6 years before moving to CT. My first Texas bbq was a cafeteria style restaurant. When I saw menu and smelled Bear’s I thought I was in luck. I ordered a 2 meat combo. I planned on getting collards and...More

Thank Stephen P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wings,brisket,burnt ends all good!! They staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. Great GF,DF options. Many sides to choose from. The people we were with really enjoyed the Mac and cheese.

Thank jnrobi
Reviewed 1 week ago

First time there. It a great place when you need a fix for bbq. The service was fast and the people were very friendly. The food is delicious. Had the pulled pork sandwich was absolutely wonderful. The sauce for the ribs were great had the...More

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for dinner with a work colleague. I ordered the three meat combo (I chose chicken wings, brisket & ribs - my original choices of pulled pork and meatballs weren’t available at 7.30 pm) with coleslaw and collard greens as my two sides. The wings...More

Thank Josey O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everything I have ever had there is great from the chicken to the salad options. The service is superb. The folks are very friendly and attentive. Finally they even have ice cream now! I highly recommend Bears!

Thank S7777P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ribs were moist and tender. Barbecue sauce was very good. You placed your order at a counter and then sat a table to eat the food you ordered. Nothing fancy at all but what I had was very good.

Thank dwnoble
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a night in Hartford (BDL) on our way to Ireland. So in need of evening meal we were dropped off here by our hotel shuttle. (Very quiet on a weeknight in downtown Hartford.) Really good BBQ here (don’t over order - big servings) and...More

Thank Hugh S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When I need a fix of real barbecue this is my go to place. Excellent food - always consistent- burnt ends are to die for - coleslaw and collard greens are my favorite sides - cornbread with honey butter had to pass up

Thank craig b
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I work near Bears, and often head there for a salad or baked potato for lunch. If they would put some fish on the menu, I would definitely eat there more often. The smells coming from that space every morning are mouth-watering!

Thank Kathy E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went here because all of our friends wouldn't stop talking about them. So we were super excited to go. I tried the brisket pulled pork mac and cheese baked beans and corn bread.. my husband tried the pulled pork burnt ends...More

Thank Shadera L
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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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