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Ray's Restaurant

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1041 Floyd Hwy, Floyd, VA
+1 540-745-2501
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Woolwine, Virginia
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104 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Rays Rest has been there, a couple miles out of town, in some form, for many many years. Floyd has its "eclectic" places and has lost to offer around town but there's only one Hatcher Burger. Rays Rest, and Ray himself, are institutions. A good locals bar on one side, and in the back you can bring the family. The... More 

Thank Bud G
Floyd, Virginia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

From the outside you may think it's a place to drive on by. To locals who know better, the food is great the staff is amazing and the crowd diverse! Don't miss it!

Thank Charmian W
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015

Floyd, Va is a quirky place and Ray's is a long time local institution. On the outside it looks like a roadhouse dive. Not inviting from the outside and likely a place we'd have passed by on our own. Some members of the group we were with had been and wanted to go for dinner and we reluctantly went along.... More 

Thank swfl1800
Check, Virginia
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93 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015

Rays has been a local bar/restaurant for many years. I've heard they have new ownership but menu seems the same. Known for their buffets I must admit I try to stay away from buffets 'cause I tend to overdo it! I very often get the veggie sub which you can get a whole or half. The half is very large... More 

Thank Pat from check L
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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63 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2015

This place takes Greasy Spoon to a whole new level. Not very clean, either. The food must be from Industrial drums. Bland, greasy (sorry to be redundant), old. Fun for people-watching, and I haven't tried the bar. But definitely not for eating.

Thank Roadddmom
Floyd, Virginia
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2015

I went here on my lunch break one day and ordered a Hatcher burger, fries and a drink. My Mountain Dew would get half way empty and the waitress would refill it. She did this 4 times. The thing they don't tell you is they charge for refills. A $10 meal ended up costing me $20. I will not return... More 

1 Thank JimmyRayHere
Martinsville, Virginia
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2014 via mobile

Definitely a local place. Don't expect everything. The wings are good. Pool tables available. Smoking allowed even by the bartender. It is what it is. Would return again.

Thank beer10der
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70 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2013

A friend and I stopped in after a business meeting. The fare was great and drinks were greater! Like this restaurant and bar for good conversation and just to relax. One of my favorite stops in Floyd. It is a popular restaurant in the area.

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Thank Hiwassee
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2012

Get the Hatcher burger if you're hungry and don't skip the beer-battered fries -- delicious!! Their buffets are good too!

Thank Sandie T
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100 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2012

Rowdy crowds in the bar, less than average food. Nothing to recommend it unless you like your vegetables cooked into submission and your meat fried.

3 Thank Cathryne W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1041 Floyd Hwy, Floyd, VA
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Floyd
  • Phone Number: +1 540-745-2501

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