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BJ Ryan's BanC House

16 River St, Norwalk, CT 06850-3444
+1 203-853-7926
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good41%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“crab” (7 reviews)
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Seafood, American, Bar, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
16 River St, Norwalk, CT 06850-3444
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Four years ago I discovered this only restaurant in the area to carry Blue Claws from the Chesapeake Bay: furthermore, it was my birthday, so I ordered a bucket of 6 And shared with my son. On the way out, I read of complementary entree...More

Thank SamWard
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Every visit has bee exceptional. Very consistent food, service. Always a pleasure to stop at the bar for happy hour after work or an early / late dinner.

Thank Fred B
Reviewed 26 May 2017

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 23 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 11 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 2 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 11 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 6 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 31 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!!

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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, 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, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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
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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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