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16 River St, Norwalk, CT 06850-3444
+1 203-853-7926
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: In keeping with BJ Ryan's tradition, the BANC House continues to bring new...
In keeping with BJ Ryan's tradition, the BANC House continues to bring new flavor to Norwalk. Be our guest and feel right at home with great food and a wonderful atmosphere. Our full menu of regional BBQ and crab favorites, appetizers, sides, and desserts is served all day, every day, from 11:30 am - 11:00 pm.
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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Nachos the best I ever tasted. Corn Bread .... it's a must. The waiter was a big help with suggestions. Ribs: Baby Back or St. Louis? Both wonderful. Sweat Pot. Fries .... a must. Relax, listen to some music and sit outside or inside. I was a Happy Camper, after that filling dinner.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2015
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New York City, New York
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Great food, great service, and some of the best slow cooked wings you'll ever have. Happy hour has generous prices on local oysters, clams and wings, drinks and fun. Live music most nights.

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Aly G, Guest Relations Manager at BanC House, responded to this review

Hi TB. Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We're so glad you have enjoyed your meals with us! We appreciate your business and hope to see you again soon! More 

Wilton, Connecticut
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I've really tried to like this restaurant. I'm a big fan of BBQ. But, after my first visit where the food was spectacular, I've been consistently let down. Since, I've found their food to be acceptable, but not exciting. What I find most appalling is their soft drink choices. Their diet soda tastes like the store brand at a supermarket... More 

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Aly G, Guest Relations Manager at BanC House, responded to this review

Hi David, thank you for your review. If there is ever an issue we want our guests to feel comfortable getting a manager involved. We will always do whatever it takes to make our guests happy. We're sorry you haven't enjoyed the soft drink choices, we have Pepsi products and our fountain system is calibrated using a hydrometer, if there... More 

Boca Raton
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73 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Nachos the best I ever tasted. Corn Bread .... it's a must. The waiter was a big help with suggestions. Ribs: Baby Back or St. Louis? Both wonderful. Sweat Pot. Fries .... a must. Relax, listen to some music and sit outside or inside. I was a Happy Camper, after that filling dinner.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Aly G, Guest Relations Manager at BanC House, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for the wonderful review! We're so glad you enjoyed your meal and dining experience! We appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Stamford, Connecticut, United States
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150 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

OK, so you have 3 choices for dining -- inside, outside under cover or outside in the sun. We chose under cover outside - our waiter truly wasn't very good as we shared it was our first visit. He didn't really suggest anything -- I told him the two appetizers we were deciding between and he just said

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Aly G, Guest Relations Manager at BanC House, responded to this review

Hi Renee, Thank you for the review and feedback. We're glad to know you enjoyed your meals, however we're sorry to hear your service wasn't the best. If there is ever an issue, please don't hesitate to get a manager involved to ensure you get the best service possible! We hope to see you again soon! More 

New York, NY
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42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Great atmosphere, beer, barbecue and crab. The staff is friendly and works hard to give a good experience to the guest.

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Alex C, Guest Relations Manager at BanC House, responded to this review

Hi Barb, Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We appreciate your business and are so glad to know you've enjoyed your meals and drinks! We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Easton, Connecticut
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I ordered the spare ribs with brisket with a side of baby greens and corn bread, my fiancé had their chili with tortilla chips. Ribs were very flavorful, great smoke and rub, and fall off the bone tender as was the brisket. Chili was different as in it was sweet not spicy but in a very good way. Our waiter... More 

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Alex C, Guest Relations Manager at BanC House, responded to this review

Hi Taki, Thank you for the review! We are so glad to hear you and your fiance enjoyed your meals and the atmosphere of the restaurant! We take great pride in preparing unique and delicious dishes that will keep you coming back for more! We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Norwalk, Connecticut
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80 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We've been to BanC House many times, but less often recently as its gotten very popular. And for a reason...its a great restaurant for BBQ, Seafood, Beer, and Bourbon. The owners are very friendly and are typically around making sure operations run smooth. One side of restaurant is a bar that is always filled. A great beer list and a... More 

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Alex C, Guest Relations Manager at BanC House, responded to this review

Hi Andrew, Thank you for taking the time to review! We loving hearing such wonderful feedback! We take great pride in providing a fun atmosphere for people to enjoy good food and great drinks! We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Connecticut
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very relaxed atmosphere, with good wait staff & bartenders. Food was Very good. We had the banc burger on a pretzel bun.

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Aly G, Guest Relations Manager at BanC House, responded to this review

Hi! Thank you so much for your review! We love hearing from our customers, especially about their favorite dishes! We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Level Contributor
49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Went here for a meal with friends. The food is fantastic. We had tacos to start between 5 of us which was more than enough. Main meals are generous and the quality very good. Service was also great.

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Alex C, Guest Relations Manager at BanC House, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your meal and dining experience as a whole. we look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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76 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I don't get the bbq, crab and oysters combo. Strange concept. Can you really do all well? Anyway, we only tried BBQ. We had pulled chicken, short ribs and brisket. All were quite good. Good portion size. Good homemade sauces. Plenty of choices for side dishes which are served in small cast iron bowls. We didn't have any apps or... More 

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Alex C, Guest Relations Manager at BanC House, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review! We appreciate your business! Oddly enough the combo goes well and offers a variety for all tastes! We're glad to hear you enjoyed your meal, our portions as well as sauces! Thank you for the feedback on the service! We will address this immediately with our staff... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 16 River St, Norwalk, CT 06850-3444
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Norwalk
  • Phone Number: +1 203-853-7926

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Barbecue

Description

In keeping with BJ Ryan's tradition, the BANC House continues to bring new flavor to Norwalk. Be our guest and feel right at home with great food and a wonderful atmosphere. Our full menu of regional BBQ and crab favorites, appetizers, sides, and desserts is served all day, every day, from 11:30 am - 11:00 pm.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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