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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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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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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: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 87
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Always a great place for food!

We try many items on their menu and always find them most agreeable. We did a Sunday lunch in the bar and had a great meal with even better service from our waitress. The kitchen out did themselves with preparation so fast we could not even gulp in between courses. The nachos and seafood gumbo... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
onceinawhile31
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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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Martinsville, Indiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This was far the best restaurant we ate at during our visit! Great staff and food was amazing. Thanks for making our visit great.

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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We try many items on their menu and always find them most agreeable. We did a Sunday lunch in the bar and had a great meal with even better service from our waitress. The kitchen out did themselves with preparation so fast we could not even gulp in between courses. The nachos and seafood gumbo were delicious and worth a... More 

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

For Dinner The prime rib here is amazing. Their salads are really good also and they come with a honey drizzle croissant. For Sunday brunch You can eat there for about seven dollars apiece!!

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Chicago
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

Wanted to try a local restaurant when passing thru Bowling Geeen. Note all the best restaurants seem to be closed on Sunday's so we ended up at Raffertys. Ordered soup and a drinks to start. Soup was delish and the one drink that came was served in a quart? size mason jar. Expected it to be a watered down rum... More 

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Destin, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We always make it to Rafferty's when we are visiting WKU in Bowling Green. It's our "go-to" place for drinks and dinner. Fun and courteous wait staff.

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Yum!!! This was the first restaurant we visited in Bowling Green. They were one of the few open for lunch!!! The staff was so welcoming and just nice. The food was delicious & there is a wide variety to pick from. If we ever travel back to Bowning Green we will stop in & try something else! Nice job!!

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

The restaurant was packed yet the the service and the food was excellent. There was not an empty table in the entire place and they still got the food out on a timely basis and it was extremely good.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Was referred here by a hotel employee and I was presently surprised! Upscale atmosphere and delusions food with many choices!

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Herndon, Va.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Outstanding rare prime rib, that was tender and juicy. The sides were excellent and the service was very attentive. Ohhh, and their horseradish (not the sauce) was extremely potent....be careful. It will clear your sinus problems.

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Meridian, Idaho
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

My husband daughter and myself went for dinner, Horrible is the only word that comes to mind, the service was very slow, waited 15 minutes just to take our drink order. They were not very busy and there seemed to be plenty of staff but they just kept walking by. As we were getting up to leave they finally stopped.... More 

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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: Large groups, Families with children
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?