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Ray's Place

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$$ - $$$American, ,
135 Franklin Ave, Kent, OH 44240-3517
+1 330-673-2233
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“burger” (87 reviews)
“fries” (43 reviews)
“wings” (20 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
135 Franklin Ave, Kent, OH 44240-3517
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Ray's Place is a great restaurant to visit in Kent. It's a popular restaurant for university staff and students. The food is great and reasonably priced and there's a lot of parking in the area. They have a TV and sell souveniers from Ray's.

Thank L224FRjenniferm
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in last night with family and ordered the veggie quiche (black olives, onions, mushrooms) and soup/salad. Had the french onion soup which was good but a tad salty. The salad with house vinaigrette was good. My wife had the chicken salad which was good....More

Thank Dennis C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was very good. Service not quite as good as it should have been. A bit noisy. Were there with friends and had hoped to have a conversation with them, however the level of noise made that impossible.

Thank DistantTimeTraveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great meal great value as anyplace downtown Kent parking sucks That is why I hardly go downtown also reviews suck as well

Thank Frank M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were here for a dinner. There were 24 of us and we were seated immediately. The wait staff was prompt and efficient. We had a wide variety of appetizers prior to our "family" style meal. Drinks were refreshing. Extensive beer menu. We would love...More

Thank Dpekms
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love the food, service and huge selection of beverages to choose from. We older folks like that trip back to our college days!

Thank sewerSilverLake
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Met friends here for drinks. The service was great & the drinks were good. The establishment was clean & atmosphere fun. The food looked good, but we had just eaten & weren't hungry. We will go back.

Thank kimnart
Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

Lively Tavern atmosphere with everyone enjoying great food. Loved the burger & sweet potato fries and they were very accommodating to my vegan friend as they doubled up on the veggies and left the bacon off the BLT!

Thank Julie W
Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

Good size bar , good prices, and pretty good food. Atmosphere is very relaxing. Great gathering place . Busy at Halloween, no tables are held for reservation. So get there early.

Thank C5528ZFdebbiek
Reviewed July 28, 2017 via mobile

Everytime we go through Kent we stop here. I love this place! My husband had the pastrami sandwich, and we had their smoked wings. Delicious, and their beer selection is amazing. We will definitely be back!

Thank April F
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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
April 27, 2016|
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Response from Brian D | Reviewed this property |
Ditto - call Ray's!
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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
Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, Kids
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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