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Woods Pit BBQ & Mexican Restaurant

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123 Bantam Lake Rd, Route 209, Bantam, CT 06750
+1 860-567-9869
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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New Milford, Connecticut
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

How did such a great BBQ keep so quiet!!! We had take out dinners and each one was plentiful and super tasty. Really fine menu. This is one you won't want to miss!

1 Thank EllieandCS
Litchfield, Connecticut
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80 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went Sunday afternoon with my daughter and grandchildren. The place has that Suttle aroma of hickory smoke. I'v eaten there in the past, so I was familiar with the style of food. Anyway, my daughter and wife split a dinner. The kids ordered of the kids menu. Nothing was especially hot, warm at best. The sides come in a 4oz... More 

Thank Chefnfly
Cheshire, Connecticut
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50 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The smoked meat and Mexican food is very good. I've been looking around for other Mexican places that aren't a franchise or chain restaurant. I keep coming back to Woods. But, like most smoke houses the meats can be a bit expensive. I smoke meat also. In my backyard tho. It's a time consuming and expensive process. So, I don't... More 

Thank blueyeddevil
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143 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We had lunch here as a family this week. The meat for the pulled pork and brisket was yummy. The BBQ sauce could have more flavor. The service was fine but the best thing was the reasonable prices for a good meal. Definitely a good lunch place if you are in the area.

Thank kqbj
Sydney, Australia
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71 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Just rolled out of Woods Pit having shared the pulled pork platter with mac n cheese, jalapeno corn bread and a green salad and a chicken burrito with sides. All incredibly filling and delicious. Serious southern comfort food. A sweetner to this was that the pulled pork platter is 50% off on Tues. Lovely service. A definite one to come... More 

Thank Travel_Bea_2010
New Haven, Connecticut, United States
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

I have driven past this place so many times, wanted to stop but never did, this past Sunday my sister took me there and I was so disappointed. The BBQ sauce tasted like watered down ketchup I ordered the rib and chicken combo with baked beans, a real disappointment. I asked our waitress if there was another BBQ sauce that... More 

Thank Janet M
Torrington, Connecticut
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Woods BBQ has a history that most don’t know about. The restaurant owner built upon the rich history and success of his previous restaurant “LaTienda’s” in Litchfield. In days gone by this was the finest Mexican /Ethnic restaurant by far in Litchfield County and boasted several awards From publications like CT Magazine through its years of existence. Wood’s cuisine has... More 

Thank Mike A
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

2nd time eating at Wood's. Had the ribs and the brisket. The ribs were better than good, but the brisket - wow, it was excellent. Over ordered, but I had leftovers for lunch the next day :). I will DEFINITELY be back.

Thank bigbeliever
Hallandale Beach, Florida
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164 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

Two of us revisited Woods for the Tuesday pulled pork special. Although the price has inched up, the quality was as good as ever. Too many french fries to finish!

Thank Rit4CR
Litchfield, Connecticut
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

The food here can be really, really good, But, the next time it might be lousy. It is very hit or miss.

1 Thank realtorlmh

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123 Bantam Lake Rd, Route 209, Bantam, CT 06750
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Bantam
  • Phone Number: +1 860-567-9869

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