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Ray's Place

$$ - $$$American, ,
135 Franklin Ave, Kent, OH 44240-3517
+1 330-673-2233
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“burger” (96 reviews)
“fries” (43 reviews)
“wings” (25 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 2:30 AM Hours
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
135 Franklin Ave, Kent, OH 44240-3517
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food sold in bars is frequently not very good -- the primary source of income is liquor not food. But Ray's is different, particularly if you stay with what they do very well, namely pastas and hamburgers. This may be the most popular hamburger spot,...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Bookmn
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great atmosphere and amazing food! Always delicious food when my wife and I come here. The corned beef is soooo good!!! This is a must if you have never been to Kent.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank danco224
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Ray's Place has been around for years. It is primarily a bar but they have good food and a wide selection of items.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Cindy S
Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

I visited this place twice with friends. It’s the new hanging out place in Kent after bar 145 shut down. The place is cool, and has a selection of food items and drinks. I personally don’t drink so I don’t know how are the drinks,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank MohamadAlmakky
Reviewed October 16, 2018

Fun college bar with very good wings, burger and beer selection. Rumor has it that W.C. Fields ran out with out paying his tab after a long Vaudeville stay when it was a hotel back in the day. (highly recommended to not do that, service...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Jim D
Reviewed October 8, 2018

Beware! Do NOT order the Monday special BBQ Chicken dinner. We have frequented Ray's Place in Kent for decades and loved every single experience. However, tonight we were served burnt black dry rock hard BBQ chicken. It used to be the best thing on the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jdtues
Reviewed September 28, 2018

If you ask any former Kent State student from the past half century what was a good restaurant/bar where people hung out in their time in Kent, they'll most likely say Ray's. This multi-generational icon spans at least 7 decades and is as popular today...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank satcheldog
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

I had earmarked this restaurant for a visit before our arrival in Kent, and the front desk clerk at our hotel also recommended it. We are so glad that we ate here! It was busy, but the service was quick & efficient. It had a...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Scott L
Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

Defiantly worth the money. Staff was friendly, service was quick, meal was excellent, and not badly priced.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank anderson2478
Reviewed August 19, 2018

Where townies and students meet. Great burgers and full meals. Homemade soups. A bazillion kinds of beers on tap. The crossroads of Kent for decades. Don't miss the fresh cut fries but warning. Don't get the big basket unless you are with a number of...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Ron-Corinne
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October 15, 2017|
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Response from mlbush | Reviewed this property |
If it’s your birthday you spin the wheel and get whatever it lands on for free.
October 25, 2016|
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Response from Roger O | Reviewed this property |
Probably not. We go when the college kids go home for holidays or semester breaks. Of course, most of the permanent residents in Kent, know this secret as well. BTW, they're about the only place to get a real Black & Tan,p... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:30 AM
11:00 AM - 2:30 AM
11:00 AM - 2:30 AM
11:00 AM - 2:30 AM
11:00 AM - 2:30 AM
11:00 AM - 2:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 135 Franklin Ave, Kent, OH 44240-3517
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Kent
  • Phone Number: +1 330-673-2233
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