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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 - 10:00 pm
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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: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 103
    Excellent
  • 73
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Enjoyable Meal Overall

I debated between 3 and 4 stars--settled on 4 because the overall experience was very good. The food had a few missteps for me. My husband and I shared a Caesar salad, baked potato, and prime rib. What I liked the least was the Caesar--it was way overdressed and heavy on the anchovy taste. I had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
dkaval
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Milwaukee
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Milwaukee
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I debated between 3 and 4 stars--settled on 4 because the overall experience was very good. The food had a few missteps for me. My husband and I shared a Caesar salad, baked potato, and prime rib. What I liked the least was the Caesar--it was way overdressed and heavy on the anchovy taste. I had a hard time distinguishing... More 

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1 Thank dkaval
Bowling Green
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has never disappointed me. The Salads are perfect no matter which one you choose. The best aspect about any salad is Rafferty's house dressing - combo of Hot Bacon and Honey Mustard. Potato Soup beats any other competitor- anywhere. My kids enjoy the chicken and fries which are not the typical frozen variety found at other places. So... More 

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Thank OTSB
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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138 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food at Rafferty's is always plentiful and good. I've not had a bad thing here and I've had several sandwiches, the lasagna, burgers and a few chicken dishes. The wait staff is generally among the best in town. The building is a bit disjointed and the deck can be trying if it is too warm and the insects are... More 

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Thank knucklebusted
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love love love Rafferty's!!! It's our favorite place to eat in town! We always get the cheese fries, which are to die for, and the fries chicken salad with the hot bacon honey mustard dressing, oh...my...word I love that stuff!! Their Hawaiian ribeye (I'm not sure that is actually what it's called) is amazing as well!!

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Thank MonicaA627
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

My family and two of my friends went to Rafferties for lunch.. They were very busy but still accommodate us with a table for 7. Food and service were both excellent. I and several of our party had the Soup and Salad with their signature Potato Soup and everyone really enjoyed it. I have eaten at Rafferties many time but... More 

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Thank Warren M
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

This is another place that I frequent once per month. I always get the house salad with their house dressing(honey mustard/hot bacon). Best salad in town! Atmosphere and service is always super!

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Thank jd h
Sao Paulo, SP
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

The restaurant has a great space, clean, service was great but the food was not the best. The baked potato soup was good, but my burger was a little burned down. Fries were really oily.

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Thank BruBastos1
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

After a long day of driving we came across Rafferty's. It has a wide variety of food. I wouldn't call it just bar food either. The fried mushrooms were awesome. We had a burger and club sandwich. Those were very good also. The locals told us that the chicken salad sandwich was what they were known for. The staff was... More 

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Thank Walter A
Kentucky
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113 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

My wife and I the salads frequently for lunch. Our two most recent visits the salads were brought nearly immediately. Apparently they had been sitting in a refrigerator maybe even overnight. Certainly didn't taste as fresh as previously. Still not fond of their French fries which are frequently limp and soggy.

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Thank TFCJR
Kuttawa, Kentucky
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162 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

What a great time we had at Rafferty's watching the WKU football team clench the title! The Beer was cold and the food was delicious and hot! The bar and restaurant have such a great atmosphere! Can't wait to go back!

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse

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?