Since its 2013 debut in greater Hartford, Bear's has been lauded for its Kansas City-style barbecue: pulled pork, brisket, ribs, burnt ends and turkey, with sauces ranging from sweet to fiery. The new location features all the best-sellers and more, including pulled chicken. Meats are available by the pound and as entrée plates, combinations and sandwiches.
Service is a hybrid between fast-casual and full service. Diners order in a cafeteria-style service line and choose seats in the dining room, where servers take orders for drinks and additional food items and bus tables.