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Welcome to Chester's Barbecue™

  • Restaurant
  • Chet Dugas
  • Ribs
  • BBQ Sandwich
  • Smoker
  • Pork Sandwich
  • Dining Room 1
  • Dining Room 2
  • Kitchen
  • Dining Room 3
  • Storefront

Chester's BBQ has opened a new location in Clinton! We are open NOW!

10 West Main St.
Clinton, CT 06413

Online ordering is currently unavailable in Clinton.
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How great barbecue came to Connecticut…..

Chester left East Lyme right after high school to seek his fortune in the Marine Corps. After active duty he moved to Kansas City and quickly fell in love with the local cuisine.
After stops in St. Louis, Omaha and Chicago, he returned home to Connecticut to open Chester’s Barbecue. The original store was 300 SF, eight seats and one tiny smoker. Within six months he was sleeping in the store to keep up with the demand.

Barbecue varies by region so we try to cover the gambit from Texas beef brisket to mid-Atlantic pulled pork. We even added corned beef with mustard sauce after some customer prodding on St. Paddy’s Day.

We hope you enjoy our barbecue as much as we enjoy bringing it to you. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. We are a family owned business and want to make it right.

God Bless - The Dugas Family

"Instead of grilling over a flame, Chester's slow-cooks its meat inside of the large metal smokers behind the restaurant. Seating is available inside of the two adjoining rooms, which are decked out in country decor. "
5 StarsEric Bauer - February 2015
Chesters is the greatest. All the food is amazing and the chili is truly the best I've ever had!
Trip Advisor
5 StarsReviewed January 21, 2015
Wouldn't have stopped here if it weren't for the reviews on Trip Advisor. In town on business looking for something different. Their saying is that Barbeque is not the sauce, it's what the sauce goes on! And they serve the food without sauce and even though I LOVE sauce, I could have eaten everything without it!!! IT IS THAT GOOD!!!!...
5 Stars02/17/2015 - Jeff K. from Boston, MA
This is a 5 star BBQ in a strip mall that has employees that care and take the time to explain the menu. I was a Chet's virgin till today. It must have been all over my face as the person at the counter took about 2 minutes and explained the menu and how it all worked from ordering to pick up in a manner that was easy for even me to understand.
Google Map Chester's Barbecue
943 Poquonnock Road
Groton, CT 06340
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