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Sunset Ribs Co

American, Bar
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378 Rope Ferry Rd, Waterford, CT 06385-3131
11:30 am - 1:00 am
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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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Madison, Connecticut
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars 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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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars 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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114 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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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144 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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 

Thank ForTheStory
Avon, Connecticut
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351 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 454 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

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 

Thank MMouseMD
Uncasville, Connecticut
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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.

Thank cconstantine72
Columbia, Connecticut
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, 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: 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?