TTD Business Pick (May/June): Ripka’s Beach Café

Posted on April 30th, 2019 Comments Off

THE place to eat and enjoy the beach – all year long!

When Clyde Ripka, Owner of Ripka’s Beach Cafe opened the business in 2002, he envisioned it to be the place for everyone to enjoy. Clyde grew up literally in the water. “I ran a restaurant at 18 years old in Paia, Maui where I could walk out of the back door and jump in the water for a short surf session after serving breakfast, ” says Clyde. Ripka’s Beach Cafe serves fries, hot dogs, burgers, ice cream, and a raw bar for seafood.
Clyde says, “We will continue to draw locals in for our ‘Aloha Friday’ happy hour under the tent with music and specials.” Ripka’s
also gives back to the community through fundraising walks, working with the Norwalk Senior Center, and the schools. “I contribute
full chef meals for 8 to 30 people for several local organizations yearly. I’m also sponsoring cooking classes for ‘Star,’ a local charity helping handicapped children and adults. That was and is probably the most inspiring thing I do.” — Clyde R.

Ripka’s Beach Café: (203) 956-6060
99 Calf Pasture Beach Rd, Norwalk, CT