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Ray's Waterfront

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1316 Fourth Ave, Seward, AK 99664
907-224-5606
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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  • 277
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    Very good
  • 140
    Average
  • 38
    Poor
  • 13
    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
Decent Restauratnt, Great View

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
J R
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Fullerton, California
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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Fullerton, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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77 reviews 77 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
151 helpful votes 151 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

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
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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
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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
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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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Sterling, Alaska
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I had the shrimp basket, there was so much breading on the shrimp, you could not eat it without pealing off the breading to find this tiny little shrimp. My husband had the soup of the day, it was barely warm, when we told the waitress, she just said, oh sorry, she didn't even ask if he wanted it heated... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Nice water front setting. Not the best meal of my life, but definitely good. There is honestly not much nice dining to pick from, so this may be your best bet.

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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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