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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Outdoor seating

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 3
    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 of 5 stars
BBQ, Country Music, and Comfort

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
Andrew M
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Norwalk, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Easton, Connecticut
Reviewer
4 reviews 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
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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 

Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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 

Norwalk, Connecticut
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a great spot in the middle of Norwalk to have a tasty bite, a terrific beer, and relax. It's a good atmosphere, with knowledgeable staff, who are very good at their jobs and take them seriously. Great house burger with aioli...I'm particular about hamburgers and this is a good one. My husband enjoyed the garbage salad the first... More 

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

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to review! So glad you love our atmosphere, beers and burgers! We know these are among the important things in life and like to make sure we deliver on them! We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Seaford, New York, United States
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We are just finishing a wonderful dinner. Darcy was our server. She welcomed us warmly. Our food was hot and flavorful. This is our second trip here and well worth the visit. 5 stars all the way!

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

Hi Sharon, We are so glad to hear you had such a wonderful time! We take great pride in providing delicious food and excellent service! We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Camillus, New York
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

We ate at BJ Ryan's B.an.C House (BBQ & Crab) on a Wednesday night. We snuck in just before the end of the oyster special - 1/2 dozen oysters for $5.95 (before 6pm). I had 2 dozen raw oysters, which were large, sweet and clean. The drink selection was very nice, and the service was good. The rest of my... More 

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Fairfield, Connecticut
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Best server on the weekends is Todd, you should request him! Service is always impeccable. The tap list is about 15 deep with good beers from around the country. I don't drink bourbon but they have an entire menu of many choices and flights. People rave over the Banc Bread and a usual great option is the Dirty Bird smoked... More 

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ct
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Why did I wait years to try this place. I have been a regular at their sister restaurant B.J. Ryans for years and love it, truth be told I could not get my husband to go and try something new, thank you Groupon for getting us there. My husband is a rib lover and had three different types of ribs... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?