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“When you don't have time to drive to Maine, go to Ray's!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ray's Seafood Market

Ray's Seafood Market
7 Pinecrest Dr, Essex, VT 05452-2912
802-879-3611
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Ranked #15 of 57 Restaurants in Essex
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Vermont
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97 reviews 97 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
“When you don't have time to drive to Maine, go to Ray's!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

We're locals and we have been to Ray's many times with our most recent visit being last weekend. Ray's offers good food in a casual no-frills atmosphere. There is no fancy view here, it's all about the fresh seafood. When dining at Ray's you first order at the register and then find your own seat. Much of the seating is "booth" style. When your number is called you go pick up your food which is on paper plates on a cafeteria tray. We typically both get the "mate" size (mate is the smaller size) fried seafood plate (they do offer non-fried dinners as well). I get clam strips and my husband gets shrimp. The meal comes with the fried seafood, a small container of coleslaw, and a choice of rice, baked potato, or fried potato wedges. You also get a roll and butter. If you order fountain soda it's self-serve. That might not sound like a lot but believe me, it is plenty. I usually cannot finish mine. When you're done eating, you bus your own table. Overall Ray's is a good meal for a good value and we leave full and happy. When you don't have time to drive to Maine, go to Ray's!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Ohio
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Great meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

We stayed at the Handy Suites and they recommended we try Ray's. What a great place! We had the fish fry. I had the regular portion and my husband got the larger size. The regular size was more than enough. We got way more food than we could eat, but that isn't a complaint, just a warning not to let your eyes get bigger than your stomach. I wish we lived closer. Ray's would be one of my regular eating places.

Visited September 2013
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Attleboro
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19 restaurant reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Real Good Seafood”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Fresh seafood at a great price. eat in or take out. Nothing fancy but not shabby just a good place with fresh food.

Visited August 2013
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Lincoln, VT
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48 restaurant reviews
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“Good Place For Your Seafood Cravings”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

We go to Ray's Seafood a few times a year. The seafood is fresh, and you can get a good meal at a reasonable price. The diner is nothing fancy, it actually feels like you have gone back in time to the 60's, which makes it a little more fun.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Essex, Vermont
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“Good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

We eat here quite often, most of the time the food is great. Every once in a while it's not up to the usual standards they have set, but it's always better than most of the other seafood places in the area.

Visited June 2013
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