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Sunset Ribs Co

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378 Rope Ferry Rd, Waterford, CT 06385-3131
860-443-7427
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4:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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  • 6
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 8
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great view, Food is OK

Went here with friends last weekend toward sunset. There was a live band, which was great. The view of Niantic River was awesome. We started off with some beers, dark n stormy's, and then moved on to BBQ. The ribs were just OK, nothing special. At one point, two drunk guys climbed the bridge and... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Went here with friends last weekend toward sunset. There was a live band, which was great. The view of Niantic River was awesome. We started off with some beers, dark n stormy's, and then moved on to BBQ. The ribs were just OK, nothing special. At one point, two drunk guys climbed the bridge and jumped off, to applause from... More 

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Avon, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 402 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Beautiful views around sunset. Outside seating is preferred. Beef ribs are not BBQ, but crock-potted. Large chunk of fatty meat falling off a short-rib bone. Onion rings were soggy, not well cooked, breading falling off. Salads and beers good. Directly behind me, the gentleman (under 200lbs) chair broke while he was sitting on it. No apologies, no free drinks, they... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Sat outside on the upper patio with a nice view of the Niantic River. I had a seared tuna that was flavorless. My wife had a New york Strip Steak that was tasty but on the tuff side. The positve were the great cocktails, the waiter and the guitar playing singer on the deck below us.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

The food and drinks are pricey. On the nights when they have music, seems to attract many that have already been partying and they show up on the outside deck just for the music. It wasn't even 8 PM yet and there was a lot going on that you wouldn't one your young kids to see. We won't go back... More 

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Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

You won't go to Sunset Ribs for a fabulous meal, but you will have a fun ambiance, good music and great view. We ordered the Cubano sandwich and the fish sandwich- not bad. Sweet potato fries-- tons! Next to us the couple with the loaded nachos seemed to enjoy their order a lot. Wines are generic (Barefoot) but inexpensive. Wait... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Asked and waited to get a table outside. However when the table was ready it was not next to the railing but next to the building - the scenery obstructed. There were three tables empty for quite some time and I had asked if we could move there. Once the waitress came back (which did take some time) she told... More 

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New York City
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Food is "so so" but the view from the deck is "much more so". Great place to have a beer and listen to the music. Have no other expectations and keep your food choices simple.

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Bristol Connecticut USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We have gone to Sunset Ribs about once every other year for around 15 years. We always like the food and staff and the good news is that hasn't changed. I would call it a Pub plus menu. Great ribs, I had the excellent Bison Burger and there's a few other items on the menu for those who aren't such... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

All of us enjoyed our meals. The service was excellent. Our waiter brought us refills for our drinks without us asking. I had a salad with chicken- and my husband had ribs and pulled pork with 2 sides- a special I hope they keep going. Our guest had 1/2 rack of ribs. The singer was entertaining and not so loud... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The only reason I am giving this place two stars is because of the location. It's a great place to overlook the water and sit outside. If you go, only go during lunch/dinner hours. Forget going for drinks after 9. The service has always been bad after 9 it's almost impossible to get a drink. If the service was decent... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 378 Rope Ferry Rd, Waterford, CT 06385-3131
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Waterford
  • Phone Number: 860-443-7427

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Monday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 am

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