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Sundown Tavern

Certificate of Excellence
American, Bar, Pub
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111 E Park Ave, Ruston, LA 71270-4453
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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101 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Locals eat here. Sundowner has been here for 500 years (not really) and it's a Ruston landmark. There's a separate bar area from the dining (indoor and outdoor). Service was great. It's a tavern/bar, but the food is better than you'd expect. We started with fried pickles and concluded with chicken strips, a couple of BLTs and a burger. No... More 

Thank Kohee
Ruston, Louisiana
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

This is a great place in the heart of downtown Ruston. It is family friendly for lunch or dinner and a wonderful nightlife with live music on weekends. Don't miss the Fried Green Beans!

Thank Beth R
Ruston, Louisiana
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49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

They have mostly sandwiches and burgers. The best feature of the restaurant is dining on the patio!. For those days when it is gorgeous outside and you want to sit, visit, have a drink and enjoy the day, definitely the place to go.

Thank sherryl67
Saint Louis, Missouri
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41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

If you want to get a local flavor, Sundown is a good spot. Right in the middle of the downtown district. Good food choices, po-boys, pub type food. Food is better than what the look of the place would suggest. A lot of eclectic items on the wall. You may end of talking to a sheriff's deputy on one side... More 

Thank stlxer
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

I was in town for business, the Sundown Tavern was a bit loud and had a limited dinner menu (sandwiches and appetizers mostly), but that is what we wanted on that night, so it was an enjoyable experience.

Thank M T
Ruston, Louisiana
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016 via mobile

Yesterday, I joined someone for a business lunch at Sundown. He and I sat exactly and noon and both placed identical hamburger orders. At 11:50, I canceled the order and left - no food and no explanation.

Thank JandS1992
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

Sundown has always had a great menu of food to select from, the food is always something you can rely on to be good and the atmosphere is just an enjoyable place to dine.

Thank Scot S
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016 via mobile

Great hangout spot, definitely a locals bar and eatery. Food is mostly sandwiches, salads, some seafood selections. Good beer choices and and cocktails. Outside area is a great meeting place to hangout with friends.

Thank Foodhound53
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

A bar with some good food choices. Friendly staff. The patio is really nice but beware of smokers who are drinking as they can make it very unpleasant even in the middle of the day.

Thank MJ K
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151 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

As a vegetarian in the South, finding a place to eat can be somewhat challenging at times. However, Sundown not only has GREAT veggie burgers, they have wonderful friend dill pickles and green beans...and many other selection that make your mouth water! Highly recommended!

Thank Jess P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 E Park Ave, Ruston, LA 71270-4453
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Ruston
  • Phone Number: 318-255-8028

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