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“a must see bar in worcester, a hidden gem” 5 of 5 stars
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Ralph Diner
95 Prescott St, Worcester, MA 01605-1717
508-753-9543
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Ranked #110 of 463 Restaurants in Worcester
Cuisines: American
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
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“a must see bar in worcester, a hidden gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2009

Ralph's has more character than you can shake a stick at. Built out of one of worcester's classic diners, it expands into other seemingly endless spaces, including pool tables and a live music venue. I have yet to try the burgers (this is not really a diner, as they only have 3 items on the menu - burgers, veggie burgers, and chili) though I have heard several very positive reviews. I have yet to see music there. But this place is worth going to just to have a drink, people watch, and soak up the atmosphere. The television constantly plays bizarre old movies, the jukebox is diverse and seemingly always good, and the crowd is eclectic and fascinating. One of worcester's top attractions, in my humble opinion. I've heard that people who move from worcester to boston sometimes drive back to worcester just to hang out at Ralphs. It sounds far fetched, but it isn't inconceivable.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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“One of the few bars worth going to in Worcester”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2009

One of the few bars worth going to in Worcester

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“Can't Always Trust the Reviews”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2008

We to this day continue our ongoing quest to find the best burgers around; after being advised by a local review several years back to try getting a burger at Papa Gino's we were so pleasantly surprised...but then sadly, they stopped serving them. But the local hip news weekly continued to rave about the burgers at Ralph's (they had to be great, cause Ralph's is like you know - cutting edge in every way) the best around, best in the city for several years in a row. We were inspired, perhaps the quest for burger supremacy was about to end; we rushed over the next afternoon to indulge our all-beef fantasies only to be woefully disappointed; not only were these alleged burgers bad, they were barely edible...both hard, dry, tasteless so overcooked we thought this must be some kind of Ralph's cutting edge joke. We put down the crusty meat discs & sat at the counter looking at each other & the cook waiting for the punch line. None was forthcoming, he seemed puzzled as he talked with 2 fellow employees and inquired about the food...quite seriously, we were shocked thinking that this was actually supposed to be real human food; at that we merely told him, that they were badly overcooked and we really weren't hungry anymore...we paid the bill...got up and left and will never return.

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“Nothing beats a hamburger here after a live show. I've never enjoyed a hamburger quite as much as here. Not sure why.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2008

Nothing beats a hamburger here after a live show. I've never enjoyed a hamburger quite as much as here. Not sure why.

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