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“Eh....” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Ray J's American Grill

Ray J's American Grill
9854 Norma Lane, Woodbury, MN 55125
651-714-2035
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Ranked #13 of 71 Restaurants in Woodbury
Price range: $29 - $31
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Large groups
Dining style: Casual Dining
Minnesota
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67 reviews 67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Eh....”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

We used to eat at Ray J's as a family years ago and always found the food OK. Last night a group of women went for a moms' night out. We had sandwiches, and one salad for our vegetarian friend.

My friend who had the pear salad was probably the most happy. It was huge and loaded with pears and cheese chunks. None of the rest of us were overly impressed. My reuben was boring (corned beef was low on taste and I couldn't find any cheese) and my potato salad side consisted of four halved small potatoes with a huge chunks of harsh onion and a very funky horseradish dressing. Jean, who always eats dessert instead of a meal, ate most of her huge piece of cheesecake. She said it was definitely not homemade.

Service was spotty; although the waitress did not flinch at 8 separate checks (always welcome), she did not come and refill our water glasses or ask how the meals were, and she didn't offer another round of drinks or desserts for anyone after dinner was served. I think we were her last table and she just wanted to go home!

Nice bar and the wings looked fabulous. Guessing that a night out with drinks and wings would have been a smarter way to experience Ray J's.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013 via mobile

Great restaurant, great atmosphere. Only problem I have is that it was so cold in there! Needed to leave my jacket on the whole time.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
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62 reviews 62 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Good service and alot of choices on the menu. Food was very good. Prices were reasonable and the staff was efficient.

Visited November 2012
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Great game/bar atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

This is THE place for happy hour and getting together with your buds/girlfriends for cocktails and apps. They have quite the diverse menu and I always find something that's lower-calorie i.e. not everything is fried bar food.

Visited July 2012
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Woodbury, Minnesota
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48 reviews 48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Family friendly sports bar”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

Good sports bar, family friendly and the food is good. Nothing spectacular, but can't say that I've ever had a bad meal.

Visited July 2012
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