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Chester's Barbecue

) #2 of 97 Restaurants in Groton ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, Barbecue
943 Poquonnock Rd, Groton, CT 06340-4257
+1 860-449-6868
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“burnt ends” (20 reviews)
“brisket” (54 reviews)
“smoked meat” (9 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
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943 Poquonnock Rd, Groton, CT 06340-4257
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Reviews (196)
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Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

Ribs had good flavor and appearance but not fall off the bone. Was hard to get all the meat off the bone. As a repeat customer, the ribs were not as good as in the past at Chester's. Would have returned them to the kitchen...More

Thank Gary M
Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch yesterday. The menu was impressive but the food tasted sooo good. Will definitely go back to visit again

Thank Mel B
Reviewed 6 May 2016

Saw the Review and was in town, we had 8 adults and 5 children. The smoke aroma was delicious just walking in. I purchased the Pulled pork, Brisket and Mac & cheese. The Pulled pork was good a little heavy on the vinegar for my...More

Thank William R
Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

Smells GREAT!!! But lacks flavor, I want to know when they first open all excited to try the new barbecue place and their flavors seemed flat, I waited about 6 months and driving by the place the smells absolutely fabulous so I went in again...More

Thank Adam750
Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

I have lived all over the U.S. and tried all types of BBQ. This is great BBQ for the price you pay. I frequent this resteraunt and recommend everyone try it once. PROs: -BYOB -Great Music and atmosphere (Stevie Ray Vaughn meets smoke house from...More

Thank Sean M
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Well run, clean and great tasting BBQ. Glad to see Chesters is ranked so highly in Groton area restaurants.

Thank NewLondonCTAdrift
Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

Chesters is set back in the corner of a strip mall and looks a little run down from first glance but when you open the door the aroma of great BBQ hits your nose and makes your mouth start to water. The music fit with...More

Thank Jay T
Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

My husband and I took our son based on the reviews found here. The Blackened Ends were AMAZING! The pulled pork, barbecued chicken, cornbread and potato salad were all good too. The mac and cheese tasted frozen. And the ribs had a great smoke but...More

Thank mazzerole
Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed the BBQ ends and baby back ribs. Sauce was tasty too. Tweak the beans and potato salad to taste more homemade and I would give five stars. Cornbread was moist and tasty.

Thank CtUSAMom
Reviewed 30 March 2016

I've wanted to try this place for a long time and finally have! Walking inside smelt like heaven! :) I was greeted by a few friendly staff who gave me the low-down on what was on the menu, as it was my first time stepping...More

Thank Cloeyv8
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Is your BBQ sauce gluten free, or are there gluten free options on the menu? I am celiac (allergic to gluten), so would love to eat at Chesters, but need to know if I can eat your BBQ - I hope so - thank you
14 November 2015|
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Can you make reservations ?
4 August 2015|
Response from GrotonThames | Reviewed this property |
No need for reservations. Just counter service. But you can order ahead on-line, and schedule a time for it to be ready. Then you show up, and bypass the line. I guess that is as good as a reservation.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 943 Poquonnock Rd, Groton, CT 06340-4257
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Groton
  • Phone Number: +1 860-449-6868
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