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Ray's Seafood Market

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7 Pinecrest Dr, Essex, VT 05452-2912
+1 802-879-3611
10:00 - 20:00
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Essex, Vermont
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Super fresh seafood in a no frills, family friendly setting. The whole belly clams and oysters are sweet and juicy. Great prices very good service and easy to get to. You can have dinner and then pick up seafood for the week.

Thank davidkG4624CJ
Huntington, New York
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Seafood store that serves up dinners on paper with plastic utensils. Food was good portions and tasty. Had coconut shrimp, fish & chips, crab cakes all pretty good.

Thank Rich P
Montreal, Canada
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This is a small market/restaurant. Walk in, order from their inexpensive menu, grab a table and wait for them to call your number, bring the food to your table....then be ready to say "Lord, this is soooo good" over and over again. Doesn't matter what you get because it's all good but a special wow to the fried haddock &... More 

Thank CanadianAl
Pultneyville, New York
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

My son and I were in town for 4 days for a national event and we both love seafood and were planning to drive to Maine after our event was finished. We asked many locals and two places were recommended many times. We tried both and kept returning to Ray's! On the scale of 1 to 10, Ray's Seafood Market... More 

Thank zdrwho
Essex, Vermont
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57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We get seafood from here at least monthly because it is fresh seafood. We often get take out. There is no ambiance as it is a combo seafood store and restaurant. I think the prices are a little high for the type of place but am willing to pay for it for the convenience and freshness. During the warmer months... More 

Thank Dan P
San Antonio
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Wow. What a find! I had a hard time choosing from the menu of classic fried and baked seafood - all super fresh as evidenced by the case of raw fish in the market. Yes, get the haddock. Wish I could have created my own combo (I would have had haddock and belly clams) but having just the haddock wasn't... More 

Thank SAWriter
Central Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed some good lobster here while attending the RV rally. Very busy but worth the wait. Outside seating for overflow crowds as necessary.

Thank Greenfrogtrike
Venice, Florida
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131 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Been there before for lobster rolls and went there again to get some fish. We saw the lobsters and asked how big were they. They said they thought some were 2 1/2 or even as big as 3 pounds. We ordered one each for our group of three. They weighed the three and they were a total of 8 pounds.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

After spending many evenings on vacation eating at chain "steak and chop" restaurants we wanted some seafood. What a find! Just a couple of miles from where we are staying is the best seafood we have had outside of the state of Maine. Excellent food and very reasonable prices. Mussels, clams, scallops, catfish. You name it, Ray's has it. You... More 

Thank Skip E
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

We ate here three times. Two dinners and one lunch. First of all this is a market. A market that will cook to order. Fish is the very freshest you will find in the area. Not cheap, but well worth the price. Don't look for decor just be prepared to enjoy really fresh tasty seafood. Place is very clean, inc.... More 

Thank C. L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Pinecrest Dr, Essex, VT 05452-2912
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Essex
  • Phone Number: +1 802-879-3611

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