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“Second time charm” 4 of 5 stars
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Rafferty's Restaurant & Bar
15 Huntington Rd, Athens, GA 30606-3184
706-613-0045
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Ranked #28 of 330 Restaurants in Athens
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“Second time charm”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I went to Rafferty's several weeks ago and ordered a steak and I don't normally do that from a non-steak restaurant. Was just ok. Tonight ordered the catfish and was extremely pleased with the meal. The meal was excellent and the bar service was equally as good. Will make this a regular when in Athens.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Savannah, Georgia
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Good Place!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

I read some of the recent reviews on this place, some of them negative, but decided to try it anyway. We were a party of 6 and were in a slight rush. We got seated right away and placed our order promptly. Our food was really good, ribs were fantastic. Service was good too. Glad we didn't pay attention to the negative reviews.

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Rome, gA
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Slow service. .long waits. .average food.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Too many good places to waste time here. Average food. Long wait. Avoid this place!!!!!!!!! Not worth your time

  • Visited February 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Why?”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

I don't understand why so many of the locals like this place, but the three times I went there, I feel like I overpaid for food that I could have made better myself. I once ate a steak sandwich that was supposed to be rib-eye (or the like) and it had as much fat on it as meat. Another time I went and got chicken fingers and even they were not cooked correctly (how hard is it to drop something into the frier)? I know lots of locals who love the place and the bar is usually jammed, but that noted, it's usually jammed with lots of older folk.

Visited March 2013
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Bogart, Georgia
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128 reviews 128 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 54 cities Reviews in 54 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“They lack all the extras that make a good restaurant”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Ok, I'll admit they have a good variety of foods on their menu but don't go there expecting any of the perks that make you want to come back. I ordered a $14 steak and it was prepared well. My wife ordered chicken tenders and there were plenty of them. However, we only got a choice of one side. We choose baked potatoes and that was all we got...meat and potatoes. Salads are $3.79 extra and there was no bread...no rolls, nothing! Since we didn't order a salad, we had to sit and twiddle our thumbs waiting for our orders cause there was nothing to eat while waiting. On top of that, seating is crowded. Tea was $2.39. I guess I'm cheap but for spending that much money for just a steak, potatoes, chicken and tea...I felt gypped.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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