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Rafferty's Restaurant & Bar

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1939 Scottsville Rd, Bowling Green, KY 42104-3303
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Kansas City, Missouri
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were traveling through this city and I read about lunch at Rafferty's, and the established business. Upon entering, the somewhat dated décor / design, we were seated a very dim lighted table. It was raining outside, not much natural light inside and dim wattage of lights. We asked to move one table over that appeared to take in more... More 

Thank RDerringer
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Our first visit was true dining experience - the salad was completely different and put a smile on your face. Really good!! The ribs were the best of all I can remember. I have had ribs in Louisiana , Mississippi and Arkansas and you will be blown away with Raff's ribs. Tasty and hot and filling ! Super! Wife had... More 

Thank JollyLeo
Farmville, United States
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70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went here based on a recommendation from the hotel clerk, who said it was a local steak and ribs place. We had about a 10 minute wait. The guy who took our name and number was a little awkward: for instance, he was baffled by the question of "about how long" might the wait be? Once seated, the service was... More 

Thank Scott M
Bowling Green, KY
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Rafferty's is a wonderful restaurant. Food is always good and service is always excellent. A little noisy and a bit crowded but all in all, a great place to eat when in BG!

Thank bradybunch123
Windsor, MO
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice place to eat with a good menu selection. We ordered chicken Alfredo, filet, bbq, ribeye and salmon. All were good along with the queso and nachos appetizers. Family likes those two so we seem to get them a lot. Nice atmosphere and kid friendly. Service was really good. Would recommend Rafferty's as one of the places to eat in... More 

Thank gfren
Muncie, Indiana
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814 reviews
713 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came to have, once again, another great meal, & celebrate today's birth of Mgr. Musa's 1st child. He's with mother & child, so we shared pics & enjoyed the greatest salads made, along with salmon. "Travelers, this is as good as it gets," as they cut, cook, season, +++ daily, which means it's fresh & excellent food.

Thank JpDrumr
Dallas, Texas
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Come on folks. Let's not get carried away. This is a decent restaurant with average food. Nothing more, nothing less. The ambiance is good. My half rack of ribs was tasty but not as meaty as I had hoped. The BBQ chicken was lacking in taste and texture. The staff was friendly and reasonably prompt but seemed to rush us... More 

1 Thank BobbySyl
Glasgow, Kentucky
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my absolute favorite restaurant of all time!! Food is always amazing and I have never had bad service either. It's definitely worth a trip to BG!!

1 Thank sarahwheeler126
Roscoe, Illinois
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food, friendly & prompt service. The house dressing is a must! Everything was nicely platter and wonderfully seasoned. The blackened salmon melted in my mouth and my husband's rib & chicken combo went down real easy!

1 Thank Randalea
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by for lunch on our way thru Bowling Green. The atmosphere is really cool, the waitress (Kristen ) was so fast and freindly. My husband and I both got the cheese burger and hand cut fries. They were both excellent, ask for malt viniger to put on your fries! Way worth a little detour on the way to Huntsville.

1 Thank Tina K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1939 Scottsville Rd, Bowling Green, KY 42104-3303
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Bowling Green
  • Phone Number: 270-842-0123

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?