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BJ Ryan's BanC House

) #21 of 276 Restaurants in Norwalk $$ - $$$ Seafood, American,
16 River St, Norwalk, CT 06850-3444
+1 203-853-7926
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good41%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (7 reviews)
“crab” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
Seafood, American, Bar, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
16 River St, Norwalk, CT 06850-3444
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1 - 10 of 67 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had an early dinner here before going to the Wall Street Theater. DW had the steamers, a huge portion and tasty but some were a bit gritty. I enjoyed the fried pickles (get 1 order to share) and a basic cheeseburger. So huge I...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 22 May 2017

We had dinner with a group of seven, including three young girls. We were seated promptly outdoors and were able to stay warm due to outdoor propane eaters. The live musician was also a nice touch. Service was good, but a bit too slow. Pulled...More

Thank Ernjack1972
Reviewed 10 May 2017

They do BBQ ribs right, luscious, falling off the bone, nasty good. I went with a large group and they were not well equipped to service us quickly, but when it came, yum yum. Also liked their local brew. Groupon coupons available too.

Thank James S
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Had crab cake for app and the shrimp app for dinner - Excellent - raw clams and ribs for the other dinner - great

1  Thank Beachshop
C.G. O, General Manager at BJ Ryan's BanC House, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

Hi Beachshop, I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed everything, except the country music. We look forward to seeing you again. Don't forget about happy hour 7 days a week from 3-6pm.

Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

My friend and I bought a groupon , wanting to try something different. Atmosphere was nice,cute and rustic. Server was strange and Very rude, not very professional . Food was delicious, we ordered ribs and a few sides! Would definitely go back but would prefer...More

Thank A B
C.G. O, General Manager at BJ Ryan's BanC House, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2017

Hi AB, I am thrilled to hear you enjoyed your food. As far as your server is concerned, we demand excellence and it doesn't sound like that was the case. In the future, don't hesitate to inform a manager if anything seems off. Please give...More

Reviewed 5 February 2017

We went Thursday night for dinner. We sat in the bar because that where all the people were. Great meal of BBQ; ribs were good, pulled pork were good too. Nice bar atmosphere, waiter was very friendly.

Thank CT_MikeB
Aly G, Guest Relations Manager at BJ Ryan's BanC House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2017

Thanks for the kind words! Come back anytime!

Reviewed 30 January 2017

Very extensive beer and drink menu. Great atmosphere. Group of four all enjoyed our dinners and all the sides were very good. Service was very good, attentive but not intrusive. Did not feel rushed. Will go back. I suggest you try it.

Thank cttraveller67
Aly G, Guest Relations Manager at BJ Ryan's BanC House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2017

Thank you very much!! Come back anytime!

Reviewed 2 December 2016

I went to B.J. Ryan's Banc House for dinner when I was in Norwalk looking at townhomes for an upcoming move. They were highly recommended and also had a happy hour from 3 - 6 that fit the time I wanted to dine there. I...More

Thank MaznBluTuba
Aly G, Guest Relations Manager at BJ Ryan's BanC House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2016

Thank you so much! Come back soon!!

Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

We held a small family gathering in the afternoon. From the moment we reserved, the staff was attentive, thoughtful and caring. The menu was perfect for the occasion. The waitstaff gave us plenty of time to talk and took special orders as well. We spent...More

Thank MikeinLongmont
Aly G, Guest Relations Manager at BJ Ryan's BanC House, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2016

Thank you so much!! Come back soon!!!

Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent and cordial service by Victoria. The ribs were outstanding. We had both St. Louis and baby back. Sides also very good. Tasty cornbread. Way too much food. Everybody has another meal tomorrow!

1  Thank Dukeatbrays
Aly G, Guest Relations Manager at BJ Ryan's BanC House, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2016

Hi! Thank you for the wonderful review! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your meal so much and got to enjoy it a second day as left overs! We appreciate your business and hope to see you again soon!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 River St, Norwalk, CT 06850-3444
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Norwalk
  • Phone Number: +1 203-853-7926
  • E-mail
In keeping with BJ Ryan's tradition, the BANC House continues to bring new flavor to Norwalk. Be our guest and feel right at home with great food and a wonderful atmosphere. Our full menu of regional BBQ and crab favorites, appetizers, sides, and desserts is served all day, every day, from 11:30 am - 11:00 pm.
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