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“Ray's Oh so Killer Prices” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Ray's on the Creek

Ray's on the Creek
1700 Mansell Rd, Alpharetta, GA 30004-4753 (Formerly Ray's Killer Creek Restaurant)
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Ranked #91 of 440 Restaurants in Alpharetta
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Mansell Road and Georgia 400
Description: Formerly Ray's at Killer Creek, we have a firm belief that food should be enjoyed for its intrinsic flavors and not masked under a barrage of sauces or pretentious seasonings, Our talented kitchen delivers a delicious menu for everyone's tastes. For your wine glass, our cellar is stocked with premium vintages — Caymus and Jordan, Opus One, and Mondavi Reserve to name a few. Our list includes an extensive reserve section and 50 labels that are served by the glass. Tying it all together is a professional wait staff, many of which have been with us for 5+ years. Genuine and attentive, each server personifies Ray’s on the Creek’s dedication to having a great time eating out.
Alpharetta, Georgia
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Ray's Oh so Killer Prices”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Let me preface this by first saying that my food was really tasty. That's my food. Several others in my party did not have the same experience.

Having just read a full page review of the new Rays- no longer Killer Creek, on Mansell Rd in Alpharetta, we decided to check out the new-lower priced menu last night. WHAT A SHOCKER! I can't imagine what the prices were before if this is a "lower more affordable menu".

If you want to eat a minimal sized wedge salad with blue cheese dressing and a tiny bit of bacon, you can eat there for 8 bucks. If you want anything else on the menu added to that, forget it- you'll go hungry. Oh, there are Ray's famous (not so famous in my world) chips, also in that price range, but their steaks, chops and fish are outrageously expensive.

One person in our party ordered a petite filet- petite meaning small, not miniscule. His baked potato looked similarly out of proportion as it was enormous. The plate being so dis proportioned brought a good laugh for us all. Another friend order a strip steak which she said was so salty, and not that great. My husband also ordered as steak with the same reviews.

Fish at the other end of the table was both Trout and Crab Cakes- reported as all very tasty, in their words, but oh boy, when the bill comes!!!!!

Our bill, Alex's and mine, as we got separate bills with our party of 8, was a whopping $96.00. No drinks, no vegetable with either meal, no dessert or coffee, just a small pork chop with mashed potatoes for me and a steak ($35.00, OK if it was a decent size and not salty) and a baked potato.

We knew the prices very clearly when we looked at the menu so no surprises while ordering. Just want to point out that if you are going to Ray's for a new lower priced menu- Fugetaboutit!

Also want to add that anyone going with a group of people should definitely look at the price menu if you have doubts before joining in. We go out with the same people every Friday night and agree most of the time on where to dine with no issues about price. This one was just a real shock having all just read about the new menu prices.

Not to be completely negative about our experience- as always, the company was great-The usual suspects! The brighter atmosphere- pleasant. The staff was extremely knowledgeable about the menu, very polite, but- have to throw in this zinger- not all that attentive. All in all a good eating experience for most of us, but very overpriced.

Judge for yourself and report back!

Thanks for listening and being loyal readers.

Babs - The Food Snob

  • Visited January 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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cumming, ga
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
“a killer steak at Rays Killer Creek”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

A wonderful meal, a decent wine...pretty darn good!!!

Give this place a try...I don't think you'll be disappointed.

Visited December 2012
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Edgewood, KY
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Nice place for a steak and a cocktail.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Had the Fillet and Scallops. It was good not the best steak or scallops I have had but a nice meal for around $50.00 including a cocktail and soup. Really nice interior design and the chef was walking around talking to guests at their tables( She was on Top Chef or one of those programs). Would eat there again and maybe pass on the filet next time and try something else on the menu.

Visited January 2013
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Duluth, Georgia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“salmon, tuna, & steak - plenty to go with”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

have always loved their tuna. they know how to cook sashimi grade tuna crisp but rare in middle. Steaks are great. Salmon is a favorite for mom and wife who are both salmon lovers.

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Cumming, Georgia
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90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
“" Wonderful Place to Celebrate "”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

Christmas Eve my husband and I took our daughter and two grandaugthers to Ray's Killer Creek Restaurant. Our daughter's boss had recomended it so, knowing it had to be good if he gave his aproval thought we we try it. The hostess was most gracious and seated us at the bar so we could be comfortable having drinks while waiting for them to prepare our table. We were promptly seated with our drinks in hand. Fresh squeezed orange juice in the Mimosa's were a winner. My wine was also excellent. The waitress was most informative explaining the menu choices. Our Appetizers were great and can't say enough about our Entree's. My daughter and I loved the crab cakes, one grandaughter had, as she described, the best New York Strip ever. Our other grandaughter had, as she described, the best Lobster ever. My husband had the Scallops and though did enjoy them immensley still did not say the best Scallops ever. Needless to say we had a great meal with, as I will describe, THE BEST SERVICE EVER! Almost forgot to mention the best ever Chocolate Mousse Cake we shared. We look forward to a return visit.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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