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Rafferty's Restaurant & Bar

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$$ - $$$
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15 Huntington Rd, Athens, GA 30606-3184
+1 706-613-0045
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Athens, Georgia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They have a cobb salad which is a very generous portion. Salad dressing is available also gluten-free.

Thank julesjunk
Loganville, Georgia
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252 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walked right in. Place smelled delicious. Potato soup is too die for. Salad is the bomb. Cowboy sirloin was perfect. Service was great. My only complaint. Servers all standing around having very personal conversations that I had to listen to while trying to visit with my dinner guest.

Thank KristyMcCullers
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

This restaurant was very strange and if you are a minority, stay away. They have a ton of TVs all over the place, which would be fine if they showed sporting events and kept it to that, but they are very political instead. They insist on having FOX News spewing from several TVs and when I asked the manager if... More 

Thank Alisha C
Athens, Georgia
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Large restaurant and can accommodate large groups if you have one. great food at a reasonable price, and have gave good service in all myvisits

Thank Robert12662014
Athens, Georgia
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Rafferty's is one of the best all-around restaurants in Athens. It has a nice menu, it is usually crowded and it is reasonably priced. I have always had a good experience there. It does get a little noisy if you are trying to have a conversation among 2 or 4 of you so ask to be seated along one of... More 

Thank RetiredDawg
Fleming Island, Florida
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

A li'l difficult to get to but worth it! Food is above-average, not amazing. Atmosphere is perfect for pre-game/post-game! Very lively! TVs EVERYWHERE! Waitstaff very courteous and efficient. Manager personally checks on everyone and even jumped in to bus tables at busy time. Loaded nachos were excellent. Ribs on the Combo rib/chicken tender plate were tender and delicious. Chicken tenders... More 

Thank TSN914
Winder, Georgia
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Rafferty's is kind of tucked away back behind some buildings so we never remembered it was there to try it. We finally tried it and it is GREAT!! Apparently we were the only ones missing out on their excellent food and service, because it was crowded on a Saturday night. We waited 30 minutes and it was well worth it.... More 

Thank Pam G
Athens, Georgia
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

I have been going to Rafferty's off and on for years. Lately, we have done more pick up service but something I always remember is that their service reminds me of Chick fil-et in that they are very responsive and don't seem to care whose table they are working. They all chip in and help each other. The food is... More 

Thank bpmh
Clearwater, Florida
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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

We throughly enjoyed our meal. My husband had the rib eye and I had the salmon. The salad was cold and crispy. Sides were also good. Servive was excellent.. Would have actually have enjoyed waiting a bit longer before eating. We have been to better places, but considering the cost, service and delicious food, think Rafferty's deserves a five star... More 

Thank Flamingo33767
Port Royal, South Carolina
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We visited for Dinner and thoroughly enjoyed. Don't get discouraged by the number of cars in the lot, there are plenty of seats inside. Food good and plentiful service was attentive as well.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Huntington Rd, Athens, GA 30606-3184
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: +1 706-613-0045

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