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Charcoal Chef

€€ - €€€American
670 Main St N, Woodbury, CT 06798-2130
+1 203-263-2538
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good51%
  • Average11%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible3%
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“burgers” (15 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 20:30All hours
€€ - €€€
670 Main St N, Woodbury, CT 06798-2130
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Reviewed 27 July 2017

Have been there a few times for lunch or supper. Good, honest food, no pretense. Great service. Very professional

Thank maryannzacchea
Reviewed 10 July 2017

When you first walk in, granted the decor is a bit of a throw back to the 50/60's, but it's very friendly, favorite of locals, great fresh food and generous drinks (after all the sign for Cocktails is just as big as the name). By...More

Thank dierenarts
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

We heard this was a great restaurant for seafood and drinks. It's just okay. Very busy with folks that love strong mixed drinks and a bit loud. I ordered scallops that arrived under cooked and others dining with me had their meals so I opted...More

1  Thank Niferlou
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Great steaks, drinks and dessert. Good service we will return. Real charcoal grill, homemade desserts and a great bar,

Thank Carmine C
Reviewed 31 December 2016

We used to live in CT and went to the Charcoal Chef many times. Now we go every time we return to CT. Their breakfasts are fresh, excellent, and very low cost. They still use real charcoal to cook their burgers; none better!! The restaurant...More

Thank grandmabarb104
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Every Friday and Saturday, the Charcoal Chef serves a delicious New Engand clam chowder! I love it because it is hearty and full of diced clams and potatoes. It is served hot by their very friendly, kind and caring wait staff. You do not want...More

Thank Karen T
Reviewed 25 October 2016

You are assured of a solid meal here. They have been doing it right for year after year. Great place to stop along the road with a welcome smile always there to greet you.

Thank TravelsCT
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We had a very good lunch. I enjoyed the grilled steak sandwich and the chief agitator enjoyed the hamburger platter. Our guest had an excellent crab cake sandwich. We will make it a point to visit again on a return visit.

Thank John&Mickey
Reviewed 22 August 2016

The Charcoal Chef has remained a staple for the locals and part-timers for 60 years…not much has changed even down to the some of the glassware. I dined on a Monday night while visiting my parents who always enjoy the simple good meals and friendly...More

Thank JPS43505
Reviewed 24 July 2016

We've been going to the Charcoal Chef for over 20 years, and still love it. We love all things "retro", and this fits the bill. Nothing fancy here, just basic meals, and no pasta. Their barbeque'd chicken breast is excellent, comes with baked potato and...More

1  Thank KatMom
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:30
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 670 Main St N, Woodbury, CT 06798-2130
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Woodbury
  • Phone Number: +1 203-263-2538
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