I opened this restaurant out of a desire to combine good food with good music! We use only fresh ingredients, many of them from right here in Connecticut. Our specialty is barbeque and other smoked meats, but we offer specialty salads, seafood and vegetarian dishes too. We also feature live music on Thursday, Friday & Saturday, a beautiful outdoor patio (seasonal) and full catering services. We work hard to give you the true BBQ experience – tasty food & an excellent time with friends. Thank you for stopping by, I hope to meet you soon. -Chris
We’re happy to announce that we will be expanding our live music to Sundays with Matt DeChamplain performing solo piano from 4:30-7:30 in the dining room.
Check out his new CD today!
What the Critics Had to Say
“…if you’re really hungry, if you don’t feel like spending a lot of money, if you want to walk into a welcoming place teeming with smiling help — the last place I was so overwhelmed with waitstaff was in Beijing — then Smokin’ With Chris is the restaurant of your dreams.” [Bob Ryan, The Boston Globe]
Best BBQ in Hartford County 2012. Voted by real people near you! [CT Magazine, 2012]
“In a relatively short period of time, Smokin’ With Chris has established itself as a must- eat-at restaurant in the Southington and New Britain, Connecticut area…A welcoming, laid- back atmosphere is present here, accented by very good service. A large and varied menu, chock- full of mouth- watering dishes, is featured at Smokin’ With Chris.” [AssociatedContent, the People's Media Company]
“The first time I stopped in, I was only going to grab a menu for future reference. But when I pulled into the parking lot and smelled the smoke behind the restaurant, I was past the point of no return.” [Pigtrip.net]
“One of those places that you can’t get down on. I’ve had full dinners, a quick brisket sandwich, long hangs with a group of friends… the service, food, and beer are always top notch.” [BeerAdvocate.com, Member Review]
“I had no idea that there was a legitimate BBQ place in the area, so I was pleasantly surprised. The smoker was fired up in the back lot…yummy. I ordered a beef brisket with fries. The meat was very flavorful, and the BBQ sauce was excellent. I look forward to coming back and trying some more food.” [BeerAdvocate.com, Member Review]