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Porky Pete's BBQ

90 Plains Rd, Essex, CT 06426-1501
+1 860-767-1021
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible10%
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“pulled pork” (11 reviews)
“ribs” (4 reviews)
“tennessee” (2 reviews)
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90 Plains Rd, Essex, CT 06426-1501
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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Been twice for lunch, just amazing. Friendly staff, family run, and just excellent food. Pulled pork was the best I’ve had in years. Even the homemade cookies are to die for. Very moderately priced. Trust me, stop in and enjoy!

Thank Darrell T
Reviewed 21 December 2017

We had lunch there, each of us ordered a different item so we could all taste each others food. I had the brisket plate w real homemade collard greens and corn bread. I asked them for a lot of bark and boy did they deliver!...More

Thank cfitmv
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Disclosure: I am NOT a bar b que expert or professional foodie, just a guy who likes to eat well, and I thoroughly enjoyed my fare from porky Pete's. His interpretation of pulled pork I found excellent, he has his own sauce one can add...More

Thank wgardellajr
Reviewed 22 February 2017

The ribs were so dry I threw them away! Plus they didn't remove the membrane so you could not even cut through the individual ribs. Their sauce was bland and not at all what I would call bbq sauce. How this place remains in business...More

Thank borntotravel2012
Reviewed 20 November 2016

My daughter wanted bbq so we ventured out and found this hidden gem in the center of a small CT town. The food was tasty and the service was good and friendly. It's a basic bbq place, nothing fancy, great for families with small kids.

Thank bmagl
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Picnic day with my girls to search for Bald Eagles on the Connecticut River and we decided on BBQ. The reviews led us to the unfortunate destination of Porky Pete's BBQ. We ordered everything on the menu and went to the river with great hunger...More

Thank eliisawinkel
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Came at closing time. They stayed open an extra 15 minutes to fill our take-out order. Got to talk with the chef as well as the other owners. They really are enthusiastic about the food they make using their family's secret recepies. They claim to...More

Thank MadisonCTBob
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Great food if you can find it! It's worth the short drive from the steam train or downtown if you want a great sandwich or meal.

Thank Greg G
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Family owned, friendly restaurant with delicious smoked ribs, pork, brisket, etc and delicious homemade sides like "Texas caviar, Mac and cheese, homemade potato chips, Cole slaw etc. Casual, comfortable picnic tables, clean and cheerful. Nice outdoor seating. In beautiful little downtown Ivoryton, right near the...More

Thank irisbow
Reviewed 25 June 2016

There is only outside eating, and the while the sandwich is ok, it's not great. But then I'm coming form the south where there is real BBQ

Thank Conniefay
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 90 Plains Rd, Essex, CT 06426-1501
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Essex
  • Phone Number: +1 860-767-1021
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