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Sunset Ribs Co

378 Rope Ferry Rd, Waterford, CT 06385-3131
+1 860-443-7427
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  • Excellent16%
  • Very good23%
  • Average32%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible11%
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“ribs” (11 reviews)
“fries” (6 reviews)
“chicken” (3 reviews)
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American, Bar
$$ - $$$
378 Rope Ferry Rd, Waterford, CT 06385-3131
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Sunset Ribs is located right by the Niantic River Bridge. A lot of outdoor seating on two decks that lets you enjoy the river traffic. Food is adequate if not spectacular. Very often features live entertainment. Seems to be very popular with motorcyclists.

Thank funlover_8
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First, I cannot understand why some reviews took exception with the service, I've been coming here for years and never once had anything but excellent wait staff. Personally I think three stars a bit under-rated. Anyway, the menu is varied and it should appeal to...More

Thank greatbigsoxfan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I think this poor review is an isolated incident and can largely be attributed to our awful server Lisa. Our first interaction went something like, "What kind of oysters do you serve?" "What do you mean? Nobody has ever asked me that before. They're raw."...More

Thank Travis J
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

The location is ideal for a drink or a meal by the bridge and to watch the sunset. But the pork and beef ribs were just average. Sweet potato fries were battered. Desserts were a decent size but, again, just average. Had to wait over...More

Thank S Y
Reviewed 5 July 2017

My wife and I stopped in early afternoon and sat at the upstairs deck. our server was very prompt and friendly, we looked over the menu and found that the taco salad I had gotten before was no longer on the menu. disappointed I ordered...More

Thank orion1248
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

This biker bar with a water view has always been a fun diversion when visiting family in the area. Over the years, we've worked our way up and down the menu. Usually food is solid. Today though, stopped in for a couple of drinks and...More

Thank Ellen C
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Sunset Ribs is a fun restaurant. There‘s usually a noisy band, fancy drinks, crowds, and on clear nights, a fabulous sunset over the Niantic River. The food is secondary. Even with a new chef, and a new menu for 2017, the food is average at...More

Thank Essem W
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Great drinks- great music- great food! Best summer time place to have some food and drinks. Live music and dancing too. Always come here with friends for a good night !!

Thank colbs1285
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

My wife and I ate here a while back and enjoyed the view and atmosphere. We ordered the ribs and they were average. They have a nice, social bar area downstairs with bands playing a more quiet upstairs with traditional restaurant seating, overlooking the niantic...More

Thank Familyman818
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Spent a Tuesday evening with a good meal, great views, live music and a couple adult beverages. Waitress was friendly and informative.

Thank Joseph B
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Susan S
8 July 2017|
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Response from Essem W | Reviewed this property |
Yes, for the upstairs inside and outside deck dining area.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 378 Rope Ferry Rd, Waterford, CT 06385-3131
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Waterford
  • Phone Number: +1 860-443-7427
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