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Ray's Waterfront

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1316 Fourth Ave, Seward, AK 99664
+1 907-224-5606
11:00 - 15:30
16:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 15:30
16:00 - 22:00
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food and a great atmosphere! The wait staff and bartenders are all awesome! Best place to get a steak

Thank Aarron S
Holdrege, Nebraska
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited Ray's a few times during our visit. It's located right by the harbor and has an awesome view of all the boats and mountain views. I loved the blueberry mojito and they have great bloody Mary's too! We also had the halibut and chips and captains platter another day. Delicious!

Thank nanipollard
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218 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Ray's has some very good seating by the water, but even if you don't get the best table the food is still the best in Seward (in our opinion). We ate here on our last trip in 2009, and it's still good. Great halibut.

Thank mailstop
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We were looking forward to our first taste of halibut from the halibut centre of the world! We were presented with two fish finger sized pieces of reconstituted white fish in a thick crumb batter. To add to the insult the fish was dry and stringy and could have been any kind of white fish. There was a pile of... More 

Thank DInJude
The Entrance, Australia
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112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Great place to eat right on the waterfront of the boat harbour. Specialising in fresh seafood and Alaskan King Crab. Yum. Standard prices but a great atmospher and good service.

Thank Steven R
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Great location , stunning wiew on the bay.There is a large choice of tasty food. All we have eaten was very good with generous portions. We decided to have an other dinner there and we can confirm this is the best restaurant in seward.

Thank Romecri
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Went here expecting something close to SF bay area and was very dissapointed. It looks upscale and great! Family's meals were ok, nothing special. I ordered crab cakes that were unedible and told the server but didn't get the choice to order something else and they were not taken off the bill either. Ordered pizza once I got out of... More 

Thank Kathy K
Worcester, MA
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

First time in Alaska, Seward was our destination. We visited Ray's on our first night, great service, yes it was expensive, but you get what you pay for. Being in the military, I've tasted the good, the bad and the ugly. My crab legs were huge, fresh, great presentation and served at the right temp. Same goes for my wife's... More 

Thank LaurenceJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

The place was bustling. Pricey as is everywhere in Alaska, at least during tourist season. Wife had a seafood salad she enjoyed and I wish I had ordered. I had crab cakes that were not so exciting.

Thank ArizonaReadytogo
Atlanta, Georgia
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37 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Okay service. Staff were neither rude nor friendly. Excessive overpriced and average food. Tourist trap. Location is right in the heart of the harbor.

Thank BLT1915

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:30
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:30
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:30
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:30
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:30
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:30
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:30
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1316 Fourth Ave, Seward, AK 99664
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Seward
  • Phone Number: +1 907-224-5606

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