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Rafferty's Restaurant & Bar

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1939 Scottsville Rd, Bowling Green, KY 42104-3303
270-842-0123
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Today
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups

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Visitor rating
  • 59
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Prime Rib to Die For!

Rafferty's Restaurant and Bar is the best place in Bowling Green Kentucky to gather friends, family and co-workers to enjoy great food and a drink or two! For year our friends had Friday night Rafferty's as our weekly outing. This restaurant is full of great people that will make your dinning... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
Melissa E
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Morgantow, KY
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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134 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Morgantow, KY
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Rafferty's Restaurant and Bar is the best place in Bowling Green Kentucky to gather friends, family and co-workers to enjoy great food and a drink or two! For year our friends had Friday night Rafferty's as our weekly outing. This restaurant is full of great people that will make your dinning experience a pleasure and not to mention the mouth... More 

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Owensboro
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52 reviews 52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Mushrooms good, service good but one of the toughest steaks I've ever had. Really could not believe it. I'm a rib-eye lover and almost the only steak I ever eat. I don't think I will chance that again at this restaurant..

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Hamilton, Canada
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

There was a group of 6, they sat us quickly & comfortably, had drinks in no time. They were very busy as there was a car event going on but our meals were there quickly. We all enjoyed each of our meals , no complaints from anyone which is rare! We will be going back for sure in October .

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This is the original Rafferty's Restaurant. Founded on the principles of good food and good service, this restaurant stays true to the cause. Great steaks, ribs, chicken, sandwiches and salads. My favorite appetizer are the fried mushrooms served with a horseradish cream sauce. These aren't the frozen, throw them in the fryer to you mushrooms, the are hand dipped, 1... More 

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Franklin, Kentucky
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258 reviews 258 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

While out with my wife in Bowling Green we decided to catch a quick lunch at Rafferty’s. Upon entering the restaurant we were greeted by three friendly faces and a warm “hello”. Upon being asked how many in our party and if we were ready to be seated, our host guided us through the restaurant to our seats. Our drink... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

There was a line out of the door and the smells coming from the building were great. We gave our name and were seated within ten minutes. There were many people assisting us. We had one waiter that took our appetizer order ( Bacon Cheese fries! Excellent!) and another waitress took our drink order. The waiter that took our dinner... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

While this is a chain started locally, it was recommended by hotel staff. Service was prompt Nd courteous. We only had salads, but they were ample and tasty. Menu was American and there are reasons to stop in again.

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Welland, Ontario, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

My husband and I enjoyed our server, Matthew! Energetic, caring and extremely friendly. Food was good also. Service was great! Also, I agree with some of the other reviews, very efficient restaurant. A good sign is on a Friday night it was busy.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

In Bowling Green, we see a lot of restaurants come and go, but Rafferty's remains. No surprise here; they have unparalleled service, atmosphere and food. Excellent! If you want a great meal, with great service, in a cozy atmosphere, this is your best bet in town!

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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75 reviews 75 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Great service, caring attitudes. Saw a team come in that had preordered. Their places were ready with food on the table when they arrived. All they had to do was walk in, sit down, and eat. Talk about helping keep a group on schedule. Impressive!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1939 Scottsville Rd, Bowling Green, KY 42104-3303
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Bowling Green
  • Phone Number: 270-842-0123

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?