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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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Worth it!

Rays has excellent oysters and clams as well as other seafood items. Beautiful views. It's a bit pricey, but worth at least lunch!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
barbara2502
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Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Rays has excellent oysters and clams as well as other seafood items. Beautiful views. It's a bit pricey, but worth at least lunch!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Visited July 4, town was packed as was rays but the service did not suffer a bit. Had the daily specials of King salmon, perfect! Wife had grilled Halibut and felt it was fresh but slightly undercooked. Deserts made up for it. Nice views of harbor. Prices slightly high but worth it

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Medford, New Jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We dined here on a beautiful sunny day, so the views of the harbor were lovely. The food was good, Halibut Picatta and Wild Alaska Sockeye. The wait staff was efficient, which is not always the case with seasonal employees in Alaska. They brought the menus, drinks, and check in a timely fashion.

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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Both the King Salmon and the Halibut were incredible (although Halibut seemed a tiny bit undercooked) and the shrimp was delicious. We had the sundae and the apple crisp for dessert, and both were scrumptious. We sat out overlooking the harbor and it was incredibly beautiful!!

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Looked forward to a fresh fish restaurant and thought we had struck lucky with the menu and also our window seat overlooking the harbour. The restaurant was almost full so there was a good atmosphere. Sadly, it did not live up to our expectations. We chose the special appetiser of scallops in citrus sauce. The scallops were tepid and the... More 

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Kansas City, Kansas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Me and my wife had lunch here and both of us felt the dishes were about $5 overpriced for what they were. I think they're better options around for cheaper prices. The only reason we dined there was because over B&B host had recommended it.

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Peoria, Arizona
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Great meal, very attentive staff even for the middle of the afternoon. The rib special was very tasty, The halibut was nothing special, kind of bland. Drinks were very good..

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Deadwood, South Dakota
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We ordered sea food chowder, cod, halibut, hot crab dip and everything was fantastic. If you're in seward AK you must try this place out.

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Powell River, British Columbia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The best prawns, and great service. We would go there again. Vy accommodating staff. Nice view of the Harbour and very scenic.

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Derby, Kansas
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150 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed a wonderful lunch while gazing at the beautiful harbor surrounded by majestic mountains. I ordered a King Crab salad sandwich which was lots of chunky crabmeat on a soft croissant roll. Just returned from a week long cruise from Vancouver to Anchorage and this was the best meal of the week. Cheesecake was a delicious dessert big enough to... More 

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Address: 1316 Fourth Ave, Seward, AK 99664
Phone Number: 907-224-5606
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Seward
Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
Cuisine: Chowder, Seafood

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

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