Ray's is the other seafood restaurant that I make a point to visit as often as possible. First I have to admit that the clam chowder is terrible in my opinion. My mother raved about it (can't figure out why) so I tried it. It was very watery! For chowder, I go to the Hungry Traveler.
Having gotten the lousy chowder out of the way, I am now free to say that Ray's is a great place to eat. I always get the Fish & Chips and it's always fantastic!! Not only is the fish always cooked perfectly, but the Tartar sauce is the best I've ever had. I guess they make their own tartar sauce. It's just incredible. I even stop at Rays sometimes just to get their tartar sauce and eat elsewhere!
I like their fried food because the color of the batter is always nice. Us New Englanders can tell how old the frying oil is by looking at the color of the fish. Rays always uses clean oil, at least in my experience. The wait staff is fine usually - a lot of pretty young girls.
You can sit outside and view the ocean as you eat. They have an upper deck that is off to the right side of the building. Great place to eat and see the ocean.
I sometimes get my food to go. They never forget the lemon or the salt or pepper. I hate when I don't get lemon with my fish.
Ray's is my second favorite seafood restaurant in the area. My favorite is the Hungry Traveler. It's hard to tell which serves the better fried fish.
Bottom line: Go to Rays, don't get the chowder, do get the Fish & Chips!
The food is standard fare. However, we almost left because the reception area is too small and ill placed. You cram inside the doors and it's a pinch point of waitresses coming in and out of the kitchen, and the stairs that lead up to the 2nd floor dining room. I was getting tired (first 5 minutes there) of getting barked at by the waitresses to stand out of the way (I went outside), or listening to the usual squeaky wheels who had to sit down before everybody else because of blah blah. Next time we'll try Petey's, but they looked even more crowded. The view from the 2nd florr dining room was outstanding, and we had plenty of time to soak it in because the service was SLOW ! This was early May, so good luck in the summer. I suggest renovating the entryway.
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