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Ray's Tavern

American, Bar, Pub
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1694 Lake Rd, Youngstown, NY 14174-9725
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Massillon, Ohio
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42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Whenever I go back to New York State- I always try to include a Friday Fish Fry at Ray's. The fish is great, the fries fresh cut, and the coleslaw very good-- the waitresses are so friendly & helpful. Typical pub atmosphere, nothing fancy-- but seems like everyone in the area gathers there- many are called by name. Last week... More 

Thank SundayVisitor
Point Pleasant
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201 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our road trip this stop was suggested. My first thought when we were hungry and I saw the name late the night before we ate there was... this is no place for as woman...or me...just due to name and lateness of nite. The good thing is ..I was wrong... it's not a bar only.. it appears to be a... More 

Thank Annette B
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've had fish and chips and wings in our visit. Both were basically well prepared. The fish was fresh-tasting with a crispy coating. Wings were "medium" as promised, and had a bit of crispness to them---as expected. This was take-out...

Thank Brian L
Newark, Ohio
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Freshly made casual food. Really good homemade french fries and the soup was homemade and delicious too. It is fine for families but has a bar too. A mix of locals and vacationers - because who doesn't want a friendly smile, cold beer, and comfort food...

Thank 4footloosefishermen
Panama City, Florida, United States
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28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Not somewhere to take your prom date, but they have the best wings in all of the area. The wings are the best in all of the area! Because that, they are all I ever order; however my family raved about the fish! Wish I could eat there now!

Thank Jeff W
Harmony, Pennsylvania
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122 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

My family and I regularly eat at Ray's when we're in town. Small but cozy restaurant with daily specials, but closed on Tuesdays. We love their beer-battered fish fry on Fridays, call ahead for a reservation! Also, I have been told they do their own roast beef and homemade gravy for melt in your mouth roast beef on weck sandwich,... More 

Thank vgwinger
Fenwick, Ontario, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Great place to eat. Great home cooking. Right on the main road along the lake. Bartenders, waitresses and cooks all do an awesome job

Thank 313deannag
Niagara Falls, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Good service,home cooking ,best fish for miles around,lemon meringue pie out of this world. Worth the drive

Thank DonniRae
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

We found this place based on a recommendation from a local. What a great meal and the staff was terrific. Our waitress (Nancy), was great and a source of information on the local area. This is why we skip the chains.

Thank Greg P
Niagara Falls, New York
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

This place is a bit low on decor but with great food, it's easy to overlook. Fish is fresh and delivered hot. Those who had the fish fry found it crispy and not greasy in the least. 2 friends were from the coast of Maryland and stated that it is the best fish fry they have ever had. The wait... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1694 Lake Rd, Youngstown, NY 14174-9725
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Youngstown
  • Phone Number: 716-745-3657

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