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111 E Park Ave, Ruston, LA 71270-4453
318-255-8028
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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This is a great place to grab a beer with friends and hang out on their patio. The food is a bit pricey for the quality. Typically, they have local musicians play once or twice a week.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
KLegaux
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Ruston, Louisiana
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Ruston, Louisiana
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This is a great place to grab a beer with friends and hang out on their patio. The food is a bit pricey for the quality. Typically, they have local musicians play once or twice a week.

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Ruston, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

In every season, the patio at Sundown is my favorite gathering place in Ruston. The whimsical decorations and beautiful plants make this a popular place for parties and celebrations. Try the Mary Jane Burger, named after owner Bruce Van Zandt's wife - just a smaller version of the regular burger - or the turkey on jalapeño bread. Live music, sidewalk... More 

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Ruston, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

When the weather is right this is the place to go. Lunch, Dinner, or latenight. Neat bar scene with live music too. People rave about the turkey melt, but I usually get the buffalo chicken sandwich or a reuben. The patio is kid friendly with sidewalk chalk!

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Louisiana
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We have been here and eaten outside on the patio so many times I can't even remember but eating on the patio is so much fun, just so relaxing and wonderful that we've sat out there even in the rain (OK, under an umbrella or overhang, not right in the rain). We would go here from time to time if... More 

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Ruston, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Sundown is a unique place that has the best sandwiches in town. Hamburgers are fantastic, also the roast beef are very good. Has a place you can sit outside that is very pleasant when weather isn't to hot or cold. A little on the dark side toward the back where the bar is. Who needs lights at a bar!

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Monroe, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

My wife and I visited The Sundown Tavern, listed with Trip Advisor as Sundown West, in December, 2014 for lunch. We each ordered a Reuben sandwich with a side of coleslaw and a pickle. Frankly, we were not impressed. While I presume the meat on our Reubens was in fact corn beef, it had a "hamy" look and taste about... More 

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Atlanta
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The service and beer selection is very good. The food is just OK and I would stay away from the fried seafood. My oysters were cremated.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Food was average, nothing to dislike about it, but wasn't great. Not the most comfortable place. Noise from the bar area was very loud.

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Houston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Ruston is relatively small, so having a local (non-chain) casual eatery with unique character and good quality food is something to brag about! If you're into fried seafood, get the oyster platter. The MJ burger is one of the best I've had, and the aforementioned turkey melt is sensational. They even offer sweet potato fries. If the weather is nice... More 

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Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

We went to this restaurant this past Saturday night 11/9 after halftime at the Louisiana Tech game. We are Tech alumni and have fond memories of this place. It is the same on one side with a fabulous porch on the other side. The original side is the same and still has character. The new side is great on a... More 

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Additional Information about Sundown Tavern

Address: 111 E Park Ave, Ruston, LA 71270-4453
Phone Number: 318-255-8028
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Ruston
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 am

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 111 E Park Ave, Ruston, LA 71270-4453
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Ruston
  • Phone Number: 318-255-8028
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?