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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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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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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101 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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4 restaurant reviews
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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 

Thank foodieforpeace
Niagara Falls, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

I've driven past Ray's dozens of times in my life but never stopped. My mistake. I finally stopped a few weeks ago. It's not spectacular looking from the outside. Inside there is a full service bar with a nice selection of draft and bottled beers. The dining area is open, roomy, with lots of natural light. You should be able... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

We went on Friday for fish fry, the building was small, the service was fair, it had a nice family room and atmosphere, the beer battered fish was delicious if you do visit make sure you go for the fish fry. It is very good.

Thank Johnjohnjakes
Mohawk, New York
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

was there this past week and made reservations for Friday nite. go there and had to wait about 10 minutes. sat down and placed our order, took about ten minutes. great food, wife had a fish fry. price, taste and quality for food was outstanding. plan on going back next time in area.

Thank firefighter320

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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
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups
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?