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Welcome to Ray's Seafood Market, a family owned & operated fish market providing a variety of fresh seafood including homemade seafood & clam chowders, live lobsters, shellfish, clams, shrimp, scallops, haddock, scrod, sole, salmon, swordfish, tuna, and much more, including seasonal specials! Our restaurant offers a sit-down and take-out menu. We offer both seafood and land lovers specials, including daily specials. Feel free to call ahead for your order. Our year-round creemee stand at Essex Junction is a fan favorite for children and children-at-heart! Our mobile seafood van travels to Bristol every Wednesday from Spring through late Fall.
Lunch, Dinner
Seafood, American
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed June 10, 2021

My wife had the haddock and our son had the chicken tenders and I had the clams. all were good. staff was nice. Will come back again.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed January 13, 2021

Very disappointing. Got the shrimp and scallop basket. Around 20 dollars. There was 3 shrimp and 3 scallops. The Cole slaw container was opened so the roll was all wet. Guess I will be going to the fish place on Williston Road or Shanty on...the Shore in the future.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed November 4, 2020

We ordered takeout to be picked up at the window was told 20 mins after 35 mins I called to check my order and was ask to wait just a minute so he could check. He came back and said they were taking it to...the window. So we picked it up and opened the containers to eat. Well to our surprise it was cold. Obviously it had sat while we waited for them to come to the window. Pretty sure we were forgotten. Also after we got home we looked at the slip and we were charged all most 10 bucks more than the cost of the food on their website. And no it wasn't tax because I had that figured in too. So no I wouldn't recommend this place at all. I am sure that I won't be going back.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed February 3, 2020

seafood and fish (mostly fried ) all types and great frys. run by a warm family with care. good soups and sides to go along

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed February 2, 2020 via mobile

This is an a great fresh seafood market and casual dine in restaurant together. I had a bowl of clam chowder loaded with clams. I also shared a fried seafood platter with my mother. It was huge! We were stuffed snd couldn’t even finish. Great...quality seafood. It was lightly breaded and expertly cooked.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed December 11, 2019 via mobile

We’ve been going to Rays for years, but this visit I was shocked to see how much their prices have risen. We got take out this trip and both had the smaller portion “mates” fried scallops. We had potato wedges (other choices baked or fries)...and cole slaw. The price is now $19.95 for this. Plus the food was so-so. Scallops a bit under cooked, wedges cold and cole slaw, which was decent as usual. There is no atmosphere here if you eat in. I am very disappointed and will likely frequent this restaurant rarely, if at all now. As a comparison I can go to Shanty on the Shore, in Burlington, and for a normal sized dinner you can get fried scallops and shrimp for $22 and they have a nice atmosphere on Lake Champlain. It’s a bit farther from our house but a much better deal.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed October 11, 2019

It was certainly no-frills, but the food was good and inexpensive. I would go back if I was in the area

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed September 22, 2019 via mobile

We get takeout from here relatively frequently as well as dining in. This is not the place for ambiance but generally the fish is good and fresh. I do think they are overpriced. They charge for extra tartar sauce and sour cream which I think...is greedy. On this visit I gad fried haddock which was quite good and my wife gad fried scallops. She bit into some pretty heavy duty sand/stone or something a couple times. One time I could hear it across the room. This is unusual.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed August 30, 2019

Was so excited to try since this is one of the only seafood in town. But the quality and taste of food was not good. We ordered Bakes seafood platter, Haddock mate, crab cake, stuffed mushroom and all was disappointing. Portion and quality of the...seaffod platter for 30 usd had small shrimp, small scallops, and small haddock. Both haddock in the mate and baked meat was mushy. It seems that its not fresh. The crab cake - was really terrible. Sorry but not recommending this place, unless they make significant improvementMore

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed May 13, 2019

We tried Ray's because we saw that it had a rating of "Very Good". As I read reviews after our visit I saw that the last one posted was from a year ago: live and learn. We were disappointed. I ordered fried calamari which was...overcooked to the point of being inedible. I would have complained but, when I went to the counter to request the potato which had had been left off my plate, I observed that the staff was tied up in a dispute with another guest who had numerous problems with his order. We had tickets to a show and could not wait around but, from what I overheard while waiting at the counter, I doubt that any complaint would have been taken seriously. My husband ordered fried fish which was mediocre as was the soupy coleslaw. He ended up with an upset stomach later that evening so I guess that I should be thankful that I threw out 75% of my fried calamari and coleslaw and only ate a lukewarm baked potato. There were some people there who seemed to be enjoying their meals but we certainly had a poor experience.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Yes, Ray's Seafood Market & Restaurant offers takeout services.

Ray's Seafood Market & Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3