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Ray's Tavern

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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1694 Lake Rd, Youngstown, NY 14174-9725
+1 716-745-3657
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Youngstown, New York
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Ray's has one of the best Fish Fry's in WNY and you can tell when you arrive because most likely you will have to wait for a table, That's ok enjoy a drink at the bar and it won't be long the service is very speedy. Their menu has many homestyle types of foods on it. I have been here... More 

Thank redsnapper69
Youngstown, New York
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We went as a family because everyone said it was so good. I strongly disagree. I would have rather stayed home and had a bowl of cereal.

Thank Paola G
Superior, Colorado
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Had a good lunch here. Only one waitress and she got a little busy, but the beef on the weck was very tender, the hamburger was hand formed and fresh, the homemade french fries with cheese and gravy were amazing.

Thank Christecc
Buffalo, New York
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

We went to Ray's on a Saturday evening, and while we got seated right away, we had to wait about 10 minutes before the bus person checked on us and took our drink order. There were only 2 waitresses serving the dining room and they were very busy and backed up. Once we got service it was fine. Waitresses are... More 

Thank 84Liza
Bishops Stortford
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed at a house on the lake with friends and went to Ray's for diner on our first night and what a surprise it was. The wings are fantastic, we tried the salt and pepper and buffalo with hot sauce, and both were great. The staff were friendly and accommodating and the bar was full of locals. A really... More 

Thank richardleigh
Bethesda, Maryland, United States
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

We stopped in here on our way to a winery, and this was one of the few places we could find that was open in the late afternoon for a late lunch/early dinner. The Buffalo wings were amazing and the homemade carrot cake was absolutely scrumptious! This is definitely a hidden gem.

Thank KokoFlower
Massillon, Ohio
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59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

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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280 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

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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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1694 Lake Rd, Youngstown, NY 14174-9725
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Youngstown
  • Phone Number: +1 716-745-3657

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