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Ray's Waterfront

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Chowder, Seafood
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1316 Fourth Ave, Seward, AK 99664
907-224-5606
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Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Really good experience! The ambience is truly an Alaskan experience!

We went to Rays as one of 2 recommendations in Seward! The views are spectacular, the staff was very friendly and welcoming. They offer King crab for 10$ half pound with an entree'. The presentation of the food was beautiful! The meal was pricey- but the overall experience was very good. I would... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Kim L
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Theirs is a seafood chowder, no clams. I love it. Great with the salad with pecans in it. Lovely place, efficient staff, the harbor view enhances the experience. Bon appetite!

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11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We went to Rays as one of 2 recommendations in Seward! The views are spectacular, the staff was very friendly and welcoming. They offer King crab for 10$ half pound with an entree'. The presentation of the food was beautiful! The meal was pricey- but the overall experience was very good. I would definitely recommend this place for a nice... More 

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Missoula, Montana
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Aside from the lovely view, I would say this place is really nothing special. I lived in Alaska for a time, and I've eaten at a variety of good and bad restaurants this state has to offer. Sadly, Ray's is not near the top of that list. I had a grilled salmon sandwich, which was flavorless. The item I originally... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Rays has the best food in Seward and the prices are reasonable. The fish and chips were very good and the king crab was great.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

Delicious, well portioned entrees! Halibut, king crab and chocolate cake were to die for. Mashed potatoes were a bit over seasoned and the asparagus a tad undercooked. We went in May, right before busy season and got right in. We enjoyed the views and an adorable otter enjoying his meal as well.

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Plainfield, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This place is fantastic! The Halibut is so fresh and prepared beautifully. We ordered the crab & artichoke dip appetizer and finished every bite. Service was friendly and attentive. You won't be disappointed!

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Seward, Alaska
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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
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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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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
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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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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: Chowder, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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