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Sundown Tavern

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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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Unbeatable Atmosphere

Sundown has good food and a great atmosphere! The food is typical bar food, but they've perfected every item. Sundown is definitely one of the best spots in Ruston to relax, listen to some music and get a drink. Quite arguably the best part of Sundown is its spacious outdoor patio. I keep going... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Tori W
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Ruston, Louisiana
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Ruston, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Sundown has good food and a great atmosphere! The food is typical bar food, but they've perfected every item. Sundown is definitely one of the best spots in Ruston to relax, listen to some music and get a drink. Quite arguably the best part of Sundown is its spacious outdoor patio. I keep going back for the fun patio atmosphere... More 

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Ruston, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Our director ordered sandwiches for our lunch recently and I must say they were very good. I had roast beef and it was delish. Plan to eat there again but at the restaurant this time.

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Fort White, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

They have a small menu but the food is very good a little on the pricey side but it's a college town. Would recommend.

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Ruston, Louisiana
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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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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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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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Restaurant Details

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?