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Rib House

16 Main St, East Haven, CT 06512
+1 203-468-6695
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good27%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“ribs” (32 reviews)
“chicken” (4 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
16 Main St, East Haven, CT 06512
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Reviewed 8 January 2017

They moved. Smaller place. Remodeled. Parking is safe (no more sink hole pot holes). But forget all else. The ribs are out of this world. They have a full menu. But why bother. It's all about the Ribs. I highly suggest everyone tries the place.

Thank b0bf1960
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

The absolute best place I've been it was hard to locate it was very small but this place is awesome. I ordered ribs and chicken best thing I ate my boyfriend other a hamburger boring but he kept eating mines lol. I want to go...More

Thank Nicole G
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Very good ribs. The place is very small and the wait for tables is excessive. I recommend that you order the ribs for take-out as the waitress service is very slow and they charge for drink refills.

Thank Chuck A
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Fabulous menu. The best ribs in the area. The service is great.I recommend highly the Rib House. Great family restaurant.

Thank Kim L
Reviewed 15 August 2016

I used to love the Rib House, but in MHO their quality and customer service declined over the years. I have not been there in over a year, but decided to visit on a recent trip to Connecticut. The Rib House has moved, and while...More

2  Thank MarkBCharlotte
Reviewed 15 June 2016

The favorite now in a new location and for once has a wonderful parking lot you can walk on without killing yourself. It is all new decor with a fresh new look. Small than the old location but the best thing is the same great...More

Thank patywolf
Reviewed 12 March 2016

This place is OLD. That being said, it has great food. Roast chicken and their ribs are outstanding. Try the onion loaf--it's like a bunch of onion rings all stuck together--very good.

Thank RabbitTurtle
Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

Food is pretty good....but the ribs.....THE RIBS......When you want ribs I can't tell you anywhere else to for great tasting ribs....They're Grrrrrreat!!!!! Best ribs in CT!

Thank Comedian Lou G
Reviewed 8 February 2016

Look for them at a new East Haven location. Last visit they told me that they were leaving their present location with the worlds worst parking lot to a place in center of East haven.

1  Thank patywolf
Reviewed 10 September 2015

Heard this was a great place to eat. Always smelled good when we drove by. Food was okay but service was slow even tho there were few people in the place. Atmosphere was nonexistent. I felt like i was in my grandmother's kitchen.

1  Thank Peabody51
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Main St, East Haven, CT 06512
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  East Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 203-468-6695
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