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Gideon's BBQ Smokehouse

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345 New London Tpke, Glastonbury, CT 06033-2233
+1 860-633-4227
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Portland, Connecticut
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The family tried Gideon's and thought the food was good. Great service, friendly, and a good selection of BBQ. We ordered ribs, turkey, and kids mac-and-cheese. I would go back again

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Thank kojikid832
Glastonbury, Connecticut
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Follow up visit after a several year hiatus. Very happy with the quality and flavor of the food. It seems like the menu has improved and become both more upscale and with flavors more widely appealing since my last visit which was when the restaurant first opened. I got the Classic Mac & Cheese which was creamy & cheesy with... More 

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Thank K C
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sorry to post a bad review, but if you are expecting good smoked meats, you will be disappointed. Gideon's should benchmark a great restaurant such as Bear's Smoke House and try their best to emulate the flavors that they produce across all of the fabulous items on their menu. It would be very nice to have a good smokehouse in... More 

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Thank alp549
Newington, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We always enjoy bringing the whole family here! Great food, great service!!! My kids love their mac and cheese! My husband loves all the different choices of sauce!

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Thank emdog2355
MaryEllen011, Public Relations Manager at Gideon's BBQ Smokehouse, responded to this review

One of the things we love the most is seeing families come in and have a great time together! We strive to maintain a relaxed atmosphere that everyone can feel comfortable in! See you again soon! More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Husband and I shared a whole rack of ribs sides were not shareable quantity and the ribs were of poor quality meat we ate two ribs between the two of us before we had to stop felt instantly sick not worth the money at all. Staff was also not personable. Rather go to little marks which is saying a lot.

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1 Thank Taylor F
MaryEllen011, Public Relations Manager at Gideon's BBQ Smokehouse, responded to this review

Taylor, Please accept my apologies, on behalf of the owner and the staff! As the reviews show here and on other sites, people LOVE our ribs and rave about the friendly staff in many reviews! Did you speak with the chef about the ribs? We buy only the best cuts of meat, and I am certain I could not imagine... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Up here from South GA. BBQ in Hartford PA is on point! This guy knows his stuff. Pulled pork collards and black eye pea and sausage soup!

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Thank ericnb01
MaryEllen011, Public Relations Manager at Gideon's BBQ Smokehouse, responded to this review

OHHHH! Say no more! I KNOW you are from the south, because you KNOW this is the real deal...authentic Southern BBQ right here in Glastonbury! Come back and visit us next time you are up here in New England! More 

Glastonbury, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

This is a best kept secret. The food is very good!! It's BYOB with a package store right next door. BBQ is great, and the sides are plentiful, interesting and tasty! I had mashed sweet potatoes, and there are so many others. Fries are home cut and delicious.

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Thank appreciative2016
MaryEllen011, Public Relations Manager at Gideon's BBQ Smokehouse, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! So glad you enjoyed it! We are working hard to get our name out there, but you are right-the best kept secret around and we're hidden in plain sight, right here on the turnpike! Come on back soon! Do you like biscuits and gravy? We've got them as our lunch special this week! More 

Vernon Rockville, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Went here for lunch the other day with a colleague of mine. We are huge BBQ guys. Overall I would say it was disappointing. When I ordered the burnt end meal, they were tasteless and cold. Mostly fat, with no smoke flavor at all . Had to drench them in sauce in order to eat them. And the sides looked... More 

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1 Thank matt06331
MaryEllen011, Public Relations Manager at Gideon's BBQ Smokehouse, responded to this review

Matt, did you speak with Eric or Kurt and express this to them? People LOVE our burnt ends, fries, and mac & cheese! I wasn't there so I cannot speak to any mishap that may have happened. What I can say for sure, is that we rarely have a complaint and are extremely responsive to customers who express ANY dissatisfaction.... More 

Hartford CT
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47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Four of us went there for lunch. If I had been driving I might have missed the place. You order in front, get your drinks and sit down. They bring the food to you. My wife and I had the chicken breast. I had coleslaw and mashed potatoes. She had mac and cheese and carrots. My son and his wife... More 

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Thank dustyb46
MaryEllen011, Public Relations Manager at Gideon's BBQ Smokehouse, responded to this review

Just checking back with you and wondering if you came back during November? Reminder that if you are ever in the area during lunch-we run awesome specials! More 

Cromwell
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Admittedly BBQ is a challenge in CT. However there are a few places that do bring the flavor of the south to us New Englanders. The food is good. Sides are tasty. Had mashed sweet potatoes and coleslaw. Portions are on the small side. There are a variety of sauces which you need to add flavor the the meat. The... More 

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Thank DocPT1
MaryEllen011, Public Relations Manager at Gideon's BBQ Smokehouse, responded to this review

Admittedly, there are many BBQ's in New England. Most are not Southern BBQ's-at least not the authentic type. It appears you like the food quite well. I know you said the others are a cut above, but you haven't tried our full menu yet. Most people say WE are the cut above, and we have many patrons who drive 1-2... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 345 New London Tpke, Glastonbury, CT 06033-2233
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Glastonbury
  • Phone Number: +1 860-633-4227

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