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Rib House

16 Main St, East Haven, CT 06512
(203) 468-6695
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Ranked #8 of 57 restaurants in East Haven
Cuisines: Barbecue
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- May 22, 2014
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English first
Bellevue, WA
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179 reviews 179 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Wow, we got great service and the our entrees were great. Sure is aptly named -- the Rib House serves the best ribs and offers various sauces, too. On the night we showed up we thought they might be closed because there was only one other car, but we just picked a great time to come because the tables started... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The Ribs and the onion brick are so delicious. Ribs have always been delicious and the tradition continues. The onion brick is a little greasy but good! Restaurant is old needs updating!

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Connecticut
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

My husband and I along with my 11 year old daughter ate here Friday Sept 20th 2013 at about 5:50pm. We arrived and were immediately greeted by the hostess and seated.Our server came over and greeted us and took our drink order.We received our drinks within minutes and she took our order taking the time to explain to me what... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Had the baby back ribs the we're great. Not smoky but still great. The fries were good but Avoid the coleslaw. It was one of the worst things I've ever tasted. Service was poor but the hostest was nice.

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Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

This has been a perennial favorite restaurant of mine for the past 25 years, but the quality, and service have dropped significantly. While the ribs were never truly smoky you could always count on well prepared ribs with just the right texture, and a good bbq sauce. The real kicker has always been the onion loaf. Atmosphere was never a... More

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East Haven, Connecticut
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

meat falls off bone and tastes delicious. The service was great and I would recommend everyone to try the food here

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Hartford, Connecticut
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

We went there, and waited not a long time to be shown to our table. While showing us there, another party came in and the hostess just forgot about us and went to speak to the new party. We were standing there wondering which table was ours. Then she said, oh, I forgot about you, that's your table over there,... More

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76 reviews 76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012 via mobile

Great food got there early and had to eat in the lounge no other guests in the restaurant but the ribs were to die for and the onion loaf was excellent made The waitress was great. She gave us time to enjoy our food but still catered to our needs.

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East Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We were having company and my wife asked me what are we going to serve. I said it is summer and we are at the beach what is better than BBQ. I was amazed at the ribs and chicken, my company praised me for the choice. I amazed myself. Now I know where to go next time we have company.

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West Haven, CT
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Recent visit (yes another Groupon or Living Social deal) after a 20-year plus hiatus. While the interior seems EXACTLY the same as the first/last time we visited (and the parking lot is just a wreck with potholes and anarchic parking patterns) the ribs are darned good (meaty and tasty-wet)and generous for the price (even without a discount). On further review:... More

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