About Nat Haydens

Established 2009

Nat Hayden's BBQ, located in Windsor, CT, first opened in 2009 and was named after Nathaniel Hayden, one of the original settlers of Windsor in 1633. His grandson Captain Nathaniel Hayden was a Revolutionary War hero, born in 1738. The name of the restaurant evokes the rich history of Windsor while the food evokes the rich tradition of barbeque.

The restaurant features a unique variety of Southern and other regional American barbeque styles, borrowing from the best of every type of barbeque for a combination of barbeque flavors. That's why we call it pan-Southern. We use hickory, apple and cherry wood to produce the sweet, smoky character of our barbequed meats. The atmosphere is comfortable and low key. We truly serve Down Home Food for Down Home Folks.

Nat Hayden's Barbeque offers our customers a choice: dining in our 56 seat restaurant, ordering takeout or catering for pick-up or delivery. Or bring our barbecue to your back yard with our new mobile smoker. Our restaurant is full service with friendly servers to make customers feel like part of our family. The chef operates a scratch kitchen which means that all of our menu items are made in-house with the finest, freshest, highest quality ingredients.

The restaurant is open 7 days a week, Sunday and Monday from 11 AM to 8PM; Tuesday through Saturdays from 11AM to 9PM for dine-in and takeout. We specialize in catering on any day. The restaurant is closed on all major holidays. To complement our BBQ menu, the restaurant serves wine, American bottled beer and American craft beers on tap changing them periodically as new craft beers become available.


Nat Hayden's BBQ announces It's Too Hot to Cook summer specials:

Sunday:: Cool down with $2.50 bottled beer
Monday: Whole Chicken Dinner for two with 2 double sides, 2 cups of soup or salad and cornbread all for $29.95
Tuesday: Fried Catfish and a Crab cake with Fries and Cole Slaw, a cup of Gumbo and cornbread all for $22.95
Wednesday: Yippee, Kids Eat Free!!! (8 years old and under)
Thursday: Buy one full rack of our St. Louis Pork Rib dinner and get the second full rack dinner for 1/2 price

News and Events

Craft Beers and Wines

Craft Beers and Wines

Every beer lover has a unique interpretation and story of discovery to share about the モbestワ craft beer they ever had. That's because each individual beer brand is one of a kind.

Stop in and try them all with our Local Brew Tasting Flight, giving you a glass of 4 different beers so you can decide which one you like best! Natᅬs also serves your favorite American bottled beer and Coors Light on tap. Nat's plans to rotate our craft beers more often. Hopefully this website will be up to date.

In addition to draft and bottled beers we are also adding some new beers in cans to expand our collection of American beers. Here is the complete list:

Nat's is currently serving:

On Tap:

Broad Brook's Porter
Belgian Brewery's Fat Tire and Citradelic Tangerine (if you enjoy Blue Moon or Shock Top, you'll love this one)
and Coors Light

Bottled Beers
Sam Adams Boston Lager
Hooker Blonde
Bud Lite
Yeungling Lager AND Black and Tan
Rolling Rock
Coors Original "Fat Boy"
Stony Creek


Otter Creek Couch Surfer Oatmeal Stout
From Two Roads Brewing Co in Stratford, CT
Two Roads 2 Ruin Bottles
Harpoon 30th Anniversary Ale
Lonestar Longneck

Canned Beers
PBR Tall Boy
Little Cranky Session IPA
Back East Golden Ale AND Porter

Angry Orchard (hard cider)
Twisted Tea Raspberry AND Half & Half

Nat's is currently serving Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi wines. The Woodbridge wine style is marked by bright fruit flavors and smooth finishes made to complement our BBQ dishes.

Currently on our wine menu by the glass or the bottle are:

Reds: Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon
Whites: Pinot Grigio and Chardonnay



Having a party or a group get together this summer ム Fatherナs Day, 4th of July, graduations, birthdays or anniversaries? Let Natᅣs catering do the cooking so you can sit back, relax and enjoy the occasion. BBQ makes any party a special event. You can either pick up your catering order at the restaurant or Natヤs can delivery it. OR how cool would it be to have Nat's mobile smoker in your back yard, smoking our delicious meats while you and your guests watch the process and smell the BBQ - your neighbors will smell it too!!

Is one of your favorite BBQ treats absent from our catering menu? You can customize your catering order as well. Call 860-298-8955 and discuss your preferences with our Chef.

Click Catering in the menu below.


Dessert Menu

Dessert Menu
In addition to our famous pies and cobblers, Nat's has added parfaits and sundaes to the menu. YUMMMMMM.

Over 4th of July weekend (Friday thru Sunday) buy any dinner and get a red, white and blue cobbler for dessert FREE!!!