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Ray's Place

Pub, American, Bar
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Water Street, Eau Claire, WI
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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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99 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Nothing fancy here, just good company with a Northwestern Wisconsin attitude. Many come to this spot for; the roast beef sandwich (with cheese and/or onions, if you'd like), some liquid libation and the camaraderie. Vintage neighborhood type bar. By the way, be sure to "dab" the "horse radish" sparingly on your roast beef. It has a bit of a "kick"... More 

Thank Jakuchis
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Ray's Place is the epitome of a Wisconsin tavern. Red Foreman would be a regular here. An ideal atmosphere, great drink prices, & the hot beef/ham sandwiches topped with their horseradish mustard cannot be hyped enough. The fact that Ray's is just a few blocks from the run of the mill row of college dives is almost unbelievable. If you... More 

Thank Galentine L
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 November 2016

stopped in for a bite very nice you can bring the family reasonably priced try the hot mustard and the hot ham and soups are a nice addition to your meal. great bloodys too cold tap beers also lots of local chioces

Thank priceypup2
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Best bar in the city, best bloody Mary's, any time of day! Your hole-in-the-wall, father's bar with a homey feel.

Thank Katy M
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Really great and I mean really GREAT! roast beef sandwich with blow your mind homemade horseradish! Local hangout not to be missed in Eau Claire!

Thank Caroline M
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126 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

...it was actually pretty good. I was looking for a hotbeef sandwich with mashed potatoes in a sea of thick beef gravy. What I received was an Italian beef sandwich on a plain hamburger bun. Very flavorful and tender.

Thank MustEatOut
1 review
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Was back in Eau Claire for my 45th high school reunion (Memorial). Went to down to Water Street to see the changes. On the way back to my friend's house I drove by Ray's Place. Wasn't intentionally heading in that direction but was sure glad I did because I had immediate flashbacks of how good the food is and stopped... More 

Thank Ronald J
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Always delicious ham sandwiches with cheese! I crave them. It's not fancy but it sure is tasty! Try the mustard, it will clean your sinuses right out!

Thank Cicilass
Eau Claire WI
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283 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

Eau Claire landmark on Water St. & popular for lunch. Roast beef piled high on a big bun served on a napkin.. Messy to eat..but delicious! Horseradish & mustard they serve will cure your cold & kick the sandwich up a notch! Bean soup was very tasty with oyster crackers on the side. Will be back!

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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2016

They are famous for their tasty beef sandwiches and potent mustard served on a napkin. Bloody Marys are great, too. This is located near the University. Friendly place to gather. They are very busy for lunch.

Thank atripfriend

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Pub, American, Bar
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Water Street, Eau Claire, WI
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Eau Claire
  • Phone Number: 715-832-3991

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