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16 Main St, East Haven, CT 06512
(203) 468-6695
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Ranked #9 of 58 Restaurants in East Haven
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Wed 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Barbecue
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  • English first
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English first
Connecticut Shoreline
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The atmosphere is not fancy, nothing to write home about, but dont let that stop you from making a stop here. Service is good, casual atmospheric here, could have more comfortable seats the booth need new cushion but even still a must stop for the ribs. The ribs - go with the baby back! - are the best I have... More 

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New York City, New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

we have eaten at this place several times over the past several years and had not been there for some time until this past week and we were surprised with how far the quality of the food had fallen. The ribs were not very flavorful and tasted as like the pre-prepared ribs sold in bags in the grocery store. They... More 

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Bellevue, WA
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191 reviews 191 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
204 helpful votes 204 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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13 reviews 13 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
14 helpful votes 14 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
79 reviews 79 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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Additional Information about Rib House

Address: 16 Main St, East Haven, CT 06512
Phone Number: (203) 468-6695
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  East Haven
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Barbecue

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