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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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Ruston, Louisiana, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Sundown has always been one of my favorite places to eat. Best burgers, hands down. Locally owned, wait staff is ALWAYS friendly! Get the loaded fries!

Thank Amy M
Ruston, Louisiana
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Lived in Ruston for 15 years and never knew that this restaurant even existed. I always thought it was just a sign on the front window and that it was attached to Ponchatoulas another restaurant next door never did I imagine it was a separate entity. The food was super delicious so if you are in the neighborhood and want... More 

Thank givingback3
Palm Bay, Florida
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591 reviews
430 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Five of us had lunch here today. The food was excellent at good prices. The server was friendly, but the service was slow. I am sure that the server had too many tables. The menu had a good variety.

Thank JackofPBFL
Dallas, Texas
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122 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to hangout with the "good old boys". Classic old wooden bar with tables inside and outside. Try some of the new micro brew beers or just the usual. Liquor pours clean and cheap. Come for a quick brew after work or hang for the night. It's all good. Just don't lean too hard on the... More 

Thank wildbillwww
New Orleans, Louisiana
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102 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 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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52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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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
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene
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?