Ray’s Country Smokehouse-Grill
Rays is a great little BBQ place with small bar. Out of the way off Franklin and broad street, this place is a jewel in the rough. Plates are plentiful and delicious. If you leave hungry, it is your own fault. BBQ and country cooking. Pulled pork, Brisket, and ribs.. smoked and candied.. bbq chicken and some of the largest biggest burgers... Great wait staff keeps tables clean and drink glasses full..
Casual, fast, friendly service and tasty food for reasonable prices! We tried the meat sampler platter for $19.99 (brisket, ribs, pulled pork, quarter chicken, wings and 2 sides). It was all really good, but the ribs were especially good, with meat so tender, it fell off the bone! Interestingly, the pulled pork comes in larger pieces than the shredded pork you normally see in other pork BBQ. It's good with the vinegar BBQ sauce provided. There are 3 types of slaw: Cole slaw (mayonnaise), BBQ (mustard and ketchup), and vinegar.
Rays was absolutely delicious! I had the brisket and ribs. It was all good especially the brisket! Really impressive! Cooked perfectly! Had a nice cold beer! Cold but not too cold! The waitress was sweet I wish I could remember her name! She treated me very respectfully and she knew about beer. She knew that drinking beer too cold could actually ruin the flavor of a good beer! I will definitely be back and Ill tell others!
Friendly service & the kind of gluttonous food youd expect from the south. Definitely not the kind of food youd want to eat every day but if youre looking to scratch that southern food itch, look no further. The burgers are really the highlight here - fully customizable so you can design your dream burger. Highly recommend! The restaurant itself is decorated to the nines with quirky southern regalia strewn across the walls. Its a no frills approach that youd expect from a respectable southern establishment and one I think adds to the entire experience. Fried pickles & okra were good. The meat platter was more food than one single person could comfortably handle (hellooooo meat sweats). The burger was incredible! (And yes - those are mozzarella sticks on the burger. Dont judge me.)
Really good little dive. Excellent burgers excellent brisket. They need some dip for the sweet potato fries.