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Sunset Ribs Co

$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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378 Rope Ferry Rd, Waterford, CT 06385-3131
+1 860-443-7427
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Waterford, Connecticut
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I ate here a while back and enjoyed the view and atmosphere. We ordered the ribs and they were average. They have a nice, social bar area downstairs with bands playing a more quiet upstairs with traditional restaurant seating, overlooking the niantic river. Not a terrible choice.

Thank Familyman818
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

Spent a Tuesday evening with a good meal, great views, live music and a couple adult beverages. Waitress was friendly and informative.

Thank Joseph B
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

Good atmosphere, have not had a bad meal, portions big, entertainment fun. Can't forget the great view and evening sunsets! Very casual, service great! Just chill🍴🍺

Thank Andrew B
Madison, Connecticut
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2016

My friend and I have been going to Sunset Ribs for years. We stopped there for lunch today and were surprised how run down and dirty it is. All the floors in the place were sticky and the carpeting to the upstairs filthy. We sat upstairs and outside. The window ledges had a thick layer of dust/sawdust on them. My... More 

1 Thank sally840
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

I lived down the road from Sunset Ribs for 4 years. The atmosphere is always fun & entertaining. The food is ok; typical bar stuff. My last visit it seemed the server couldn't get me & my friends out of there quick enough.

Thank Erica E
Leavenworth, Kansas
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140 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

Came later at night, drinks were decently priced. They had a band earlier in the night then transition to a DJ. Great selection of craft and domestics. Dj at first was a little noisy because the place wasn't full, but later on it was great, played great music. The bar is great because they have an indoor and outdoor bar... More 

Thank Bellenelle2918
Columbia, Connecticut
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2016

After walking the beach, My boyfriend & I decided to check out Sunset Ribs yesterday for the 1st time is this was our experience: No one greeted us. Opted to eat outside on the bar's patio & found a table. Waited 15 - 30 minutes. Turned to bar which was behind us to ask for menus to which I was... More 

Thank dkgrome66
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

Hidden little bar. 2 levels of out door seating. Packed weekends. DJs and bands. Monthly themed parties. Craft and local season beers. Must visit local bar spot.

1 Thank Sean G
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I had lunch there last Saturday and were very disappointed. As we arrived, no one greets you and you basically wander around wondering if you should just seat yourself or not. We found our own table outside since the view was fairly nice. Since we hadn't walked up to the bar, we were surprised to be asked... More 

Thank bwsflash80
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153 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2015

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 378 Rope Ferry Rd, Waterford, CT 06385-3131
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Waterford
  • Phone Number: +1 860-443-7427

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