B J Ryan's Banc House

4.5
37 Reviews
$30 and under
Barbecue
Please call the restaurant for reservations.
Welcome! Feel right at home with Great Food, wonderful people and a warm fun atmosphere. Serving the Best Regional BBQ and Crab Favorites, Seafood, Appetizers, Sides and Desserts, The BANC House brings new flavor to Norwalk, but doesn’t lose that BJ Ryan's Fun.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 37 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made reservations for 6 people on Friday, December 3, 2021. Our table was ready, our server Lena was awesome, and the numerous appetizers and cocktails we had were perfect. A great time was had by all!

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mbtc
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience3

Have tried to like this place but food just isn’t great.
Too bad because atmosphere and staff are good.

DM
DannyM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was exceptional and food was terrific. Highly recommended.

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Emily
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

mouth watering food! the service from when we walked in to when we left was amazing! perfect for our date night

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plb1201
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

One of our favorite places. So much more than just ribs and seafood.
The deep fried Oreos are amazing!!!

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JohnVfromCT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my friend’s belated birthday on 10/8/21 and couldn’t have been more pleased. The food was amazing and the service was unbelievably outstanding. Our server treated us like we were his only guests. He offered recommendations and was incredibly attentive. We. Will. Return!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had my sisters Birthday celebration here it was the best food was great staff was on point

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CathyC
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Special summer salad was awesome! My husband’s steak dinner was incredible

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The ribs were not a hit. Otherwise, pretty good

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was my first time. The food is really good and the service was fantastic!! I will definitely go back!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding and exceptional service! Will definitely be back!

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vipSally
New England
11 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Traveling thru from New Hampshire and have had a lot of bbq thruout the usa and the banc missed the mark on flavor. The baby back ribs were somewhat tender but there was minimal flavor and there wasn't enough bbq sauce. The beef ribs were dry. The deviled eggs were salty and not a lot of egg flavor. The crab didn't add much. The pork spring rolls were very good... the best thing we had.... the crab cake was huge but just OK ... a little lacking in flavor again. Although the aoili added a lot. And the cole slaw was not to our tastes. it was not mayonnaise- based, not sure what it was but neither my husband nor I wanted to eat it. The wait staff was very good but we had a randomly strange location... where the lights went out and we had a speaker over our booth.

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amitchct
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food went with teenagers great menu and perfect ambiance. Will be back.

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NorwalkRez
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went for Father’s Day. Food was good but was hoping to order their regular brunch menu items and they only had the specials. Still overall a nice time.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We got seated right away and orders were taken cared of very nicely. What turned us off is the frequent visits to our table by the server asking if we want to wrap the food. We are all still working on our food but just pausing for a while for a break. After the 3rd or 4th time they approched us in maybe 20 mins time, my friends decided to just have their food packed coz we felt we are being rushed. We checked the restaurant and a looot of empty tables. We ordered coffee and dessert after and we felt that the server isn’t as warm when we first got there. Also, when I made the reservation, I specifically mentioned we are celebrating our friend’s birthday and not even once did our server asked if we are celebrating anything. Overall, the experience felt so rushed that we ended up transferring to another place to have some coffee and dessert. The food is great by the way and I love the Lobster spoons!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came to town for a concert and needed dinner before with friends with dietary restrictions. They had so many gluten free options and the food was soo great.

Lauren was our server she was excellent and answered all of our 100 questions like a pro. Will definitely come back.

Loved the country music vibe in there too!!

KM
vipKristaM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was awesome! Made great suggestions as this was our first time there. Drink menu is extensive and food was delicious. I had crab cakes - all meat barely any filler - my husband had king crab and my son had the bbq platter. Fun bar area where you can watch sports. Will definitely go back again.

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vipFaceam
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been coming here for years, and its as good as ever.
Crabs, Oysters, and BBQ...great beers, great bourbons.
Laid back vibe, lots of TVs for sports and country music.

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CarolW
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, portion size very good. Excellent service!

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SeanS
London
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Worst fries I've ever had. Over cooked; pure oil. Steak was mostly gristle. Very disappointing.

JD
JohnD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service all around .. from the hostess to the waitress the food runners and bussers .. well done a pleasure dining there before our show

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JohnC
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the tuna special. Excellent. cooked perfectly. Everyone else's dinner was good as well. Only complaint was the drinks (bourbon) were a little light. A bigger pour would justify the high prices. Over all though, very good dinner.

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MariB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time dining at a high table in the bar area and it was a pleasant experience. Service was great and the food was excellent. My husbands Asian short ribs and my Cajun Chicken Alfredo were both very much enjoyed. The portions were generous and I was even able to take some of my pasta home for a nice lunch. Look forward to returning soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing happy hour deals and great service

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YeonK
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and servers were very friendly

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and good service.

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Mimi
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed ourselves and the food! Servers were attentive and the drinks were great.

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AoifeR
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

We have been many times to BJ Ryan's and had reasonably good experiences. We came last Sunday to celebrate a concert that my son had performed in. The entrees all came out at different times and my food was cold (Ribs, veggies and fries - not things you can eat cold) so I was disappointed. The bill was a bit pricey considering the mediocre service and lukewarm to cold food and various phases of getting to the table. It was a miss this time.

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vipFaceam
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven't been here in a while but brought 8 friends this past weekend and it was just as good as I remember. Great BBQ, huge choice of apps, sandwiches, and seafood. Great beer list and amazing bourbon selection.
Nice vibe and country music. Love this place.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and wonderful service!

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vipKazm
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2012
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really fantastic find. The crabs are great and something you normally do not find anywhere in Fairfield Cty. The ribs are better than Bobby Qs! I would highly recommend BJs BandC. The service was exceptional as well

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vipPatrick
New York Area
144 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2012
Overall3food3service5ambience3

We actually went to the other BJ Ryan's & even though I identified that we had an open table reservation NO ON BOTHERED TO TELL US WE WE IN THE WRONG PLACE. So we ate & got no points (go figure). The following week, we went to the right restaurant and fortunately Stephanie our waitress made our dining experience EXCEPTIONAL. I had the rib combo was was succulent with sauce nearly as good as that which my wife makes; my wife had shrimp & grits which were adequate (not as good as she makes at home).

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2012
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Best BBQ in ct. Dry ribs were amazing

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MaryM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2011
Overall4food4service4ambience3

great menu selection - delicious pulled pork, ribs, and corn bread

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2011
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food. The cornbread is amazing. We also had ribs, fried chicken, and the pulled chicken sandwich. I can't wait to go back!

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MarciaE
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2011
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is great at Banc House! Owners and staff are very friendly and make you feel welcome right away. The food is exceptionally good and the atmosphere is so comfortable that I like to go there a few times a week. My favorite place lately!

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vipIMHO
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2011
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service was excellent. Definitely will return. The only change I'd make is to the lighting -- the way the lights are positioned, it makes for a very harsh and uncomfortable shadow on the table.

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You can order delivery directly from B J Ryan's Banc House using the Order Online button. B J Ryan's Banc House also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 853-7926.

B J Ryan's Banc House is rated 4.5 stars by 37 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.