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Rafferty's Restaurant & Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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1939 Scottsville Rd, Bowling Green, KY 42104-3303
+1 270-842-0123
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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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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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of the best steaks in town. Fresh salads and a good happy hour if you can catch it. Also great outdoor space when weather permits! Ability to seat large groups. Service is good and prices are not over the top!

Thank Gay R
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69 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Love going to Rafferty's. From their Potato Soup and Salad, Sunshine Chicken Salad to ribs. Good server and they will correct anything that you feel is wrong. Good place to take out of town guest or celebrate a special occasion.

Thank thingtodo
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The food and service at Rafferty's NEVER disappoints! A little pricier than some other places, but still well within reason and we'll worth it!

Thank kygirl73
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This Rafferty's was very well-run. The best thing about this restaurant was the friendly service. This location was crowded and had a really lively atmosphere. It's the company's hometown and it showed in this location. The food was OK, not great. There are a lot of items on the menu but almost no options if you are not interested in... More 

Thank Kathleen K
Lansing, Michigan
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330 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to try Rafferty's based on the reviews in TA. It was an excellent choice! The prices were really great, especially for the quality of the meal. We had an outstanding server named Kent. He was personable and efficient. I highly recommend the house salad with warm honey mustard bacon dressing. It was heavenly, served with a warm croissant.... More 

Thank MSUmindy
Dayton, Ohio
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After the Hampton Inn had recommended this restaurant - we stopped in for dinner. Great service and good food for a reasonable price.

Thank EaMcJohn
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is your place to meet a friend(s) to talk. This is your place to have a relaxing meal. This is your place to celebrate special events. The atmosphere is refreshing, cozy, and comfortable. Your food arrives made to order, piping hot, and as always, served with a smile. Over the years you will come to realize that regardless of... More 

Thank Lambert343
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16 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just stopped in for a quick lunch with my husband. I got the chicken tortilla soup and salad. My husband got the burger and fries. All was really good. Staff always working very hard. We will return when in the area.

Thank Melissa S
Huntsville, Alabama
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for lunch while on the road. Service was fantastic, but the menu was underwhelming, particularly for lunch. If we go through the area again we will probably try another option, but I remain open to visiting again. Ambiance / Decor: 3.5 Beer Selection: 1 (Guiness or bleh) Menu: 2 (3.5 for dinner) Meal: 3 Service: 5 Experience:... More 

Thank paxRomana99
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016 via mobile

Rafferty's has been a place to celebrate birthdays and other special occasions for many years. With a diverse and delicious menu, great drinks, and a deck or fireplace to provide seasonal ambiance, everyone always wants to linger and leaves happy. It is a crowd pleaser every time.

Thank Sue Carol B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
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: +1 270-842-0123

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