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Ray's Waterfront

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1316 Fourth Ave, Seward, AK 99664
907-224-5606
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 277
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  • 262
    Very good
  • 140
    Average
  • 38
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Jaw dropped

When I got the chocolate cake my jaw hit the floor .. It was like they made the chocolate in heaven using only the best and sent it back down to earth.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Bronk71
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Seward, Alaska
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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731 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Seward, Alaska
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

When I got the chocolate cake my jaw hit the floor .. It was like they made the chocolate in heaven using only the best and sent it back down to earth.

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China
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

For the second time I went to Ray's and don't plan on ever returning. It's a beautiful restaurant and the staff WAS (not at this time ) good. However the bill was about $150 for 2 and the quality of the food was barely above a regular diner. I ordered fish was just barely ok. The other member in the... More 

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Ferndale, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This place serves pretty good seafood and has a great view of the harbor. It's the main restaurant attraction overlooking the harbor in Seward, so you should make a reservation way before you're planning to be there. Also, try to get a table with a window!

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Lisbon, Portugal
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Ray's is busiest restaurant in Seward. When we arrived, the restaurant and bar were very crowded, and even with reservation we have to wait ... but no problem, we have been told that the food was outstanding and the views to the harbor and bay were very nice. Let's dinner: Grilled rib, salmon, burger, steaks, halibut, clam chowders, fish &... More 

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Lawton, Oklahoma
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Get a seat by the window where you can see the marina, cruise ships, private boats, snow-tipped mountains and the bay! Each table has fresh flowers and its always crowded with people off the cruise boats. However, if you get a seat, you'll enjoy the meal as they have a very nice menu. They will adjust their menu with your... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

Great seafood, drinks were good, awesome views. It was very busy, but the service was still good. *Closed during winter months*

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Wausau, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Excellent fare! Beautiful scenery overlooking the harbor. Prices a bit on the higher side, but yet so worth it. Atmosphere, presentation and delicious food!

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Prospect, Kentucky
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We had amazing seafood two nights in a row. Great view of the marina - enjoyed watching a sea otter from our seats. Great service as well.

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Croton on Hudson, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We enjoyed our meal so much the first night that we came back the second night. Out of all the restaurants where I sampled the seafood chowder during our trip, this was by far the winner! King Crab was also out of this world and I'm not normally a big fan of either of these. Great view of the harbor... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Fresh food, great atmosphere. Nothing to dislike. Love restaurants that don't need to spice food to death to give flavor. Great waterfront view, good service.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1316 Fourth Ave, Seward, AK 99664
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Seward
  • Phone Number: 907-224-5606

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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