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Uncle Willie's BBQ

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473 Saw Mill Rd, West Haven, CT 06516-4045
+1 203-479-4017
Sun 12:00 - 19:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Orange CT
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best tasting brisket around. Very moist and tender. Great tasting sides as well. Hubby had the chicken and is very particular about barbecue. Even he was happy! Will be using them for his birthday coming shortly.

1 Thank Debra-Dina
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Uncle Willies's has very tender, very juicy BBQ offerings, from pulled pork to chicken. Their menu has a nice selection, including sandwiches. We love their coleslaw. The prices are reasonable and the staff very friendly. We always do a take-out so we like that you can order ahead.

2 Thank Loretta S
Tel Aviv, Israel
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185 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

.We have read about this restaurant from Tripadvisor .preparing ourselves to a dinner in a fancy restaurant We arrived about 9 Pm to a small restaurant and they were preparing themselves to close and go home. The lady welcomed us nicely and served us as it was early in the evening. Pulled chicken in a sweet smoked coat-very tasty. Baby... More 

2 Thank GadiB69
New Haven, Connecticut
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37 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

I used Uncle Willie's to cater a party. The food was great, the quanity was huge! There were enough left overs to send home with guests and still have another dinner. It was well worth the price.

2 Thank 123itsme2
West Haven, Connecticut
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Food was great. BBQ food at its best. Loved having an upstairs eating area since the first floor is so small. Service was great. They treated us really nice even though they had to come up several times. They gave us 2 coupons which we will definitely use. Great experience.

2 Thank chulingui
Brookfield, Connecticut
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80 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Very good BBQ -- best in the area in my opinion. Table had variety of dishes from pulled chicken to ribs to brisket. Service was great (friendly and engaging) and was promptly served. The facility itself is far from fancy, but I would rather have good food in an average atmosphere than average food in a fancy atmosphere. They close... More 

2 Thank Cliff M
Branford, Connecticut
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238 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

Great selection, nice people, great ribs. Outstanding beers to choose from. The wait staff is very friendly.

1 Thank Squawbrook
Litchfield, Connecticut
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84 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

They use to be in Waterbury, you smell the smoker as soon as you enter. Steak, chicken, salads. Try the beans and cornbread. Enjoy Always Chefnfly

1 Thank Chefnfly
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

I really don't know what else to say other than, YOU NEED TO EAT HERE! The Ribs and Brisket are ridiculously, off the hook, high-caliber, BBQ! I love the black eye peas and collard greens.

2 Thank Edward R
Hartford, CT
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173 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2016

We came here because my friend had a coupon in the Entertainment Book. Glad we did. While the looks like a whole in the wall (kind of a dive) with two floors with tables and chairs (and a few tables for outdoor seating), the food makes up for the lack of atmosphere. We both ordered Burnt Ends. I had the... More 

1 Thank Pleasuretraveler

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 473 Saw Mill Rd, West Haven, CT 06516-4045
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  West Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 203-479-4017

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?