Ray J's American Grill

Ray J's American Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ray-js.com/
  • Phone: 6517142035
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 3:00pm - 1:00am, Thursday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 2:00am, Sunday: 3:00pm - 12:00am
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  • Cuisine: American
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

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A word from Ray J's American Grill
Whatever taste you fancy, Ray J’s American Grill prepares some of the most delectable original food around. We hand-prepare each dish to your liking seven days a week. We offer a variety of flavors and entrees you’re sure to love. We guarantee quality service and customer satisfaction. And don’t forget our full-service bar, banquet facilities and 13 plasma TV screens! Stop by today. Whether you’re dining in or carrying out, be sure to get your food from Ray J’s American Grill.
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Ray J's American Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
14 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelEnergetic
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (5)neighborhood gem (4)great for lunch (4)kid-friendly (4)fit for foodies (3)vibrant bar scene (3)special occasion (2)late-night find (2)great for outdoor dining (2)hot spot (2)Show More
  • Group Even
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    We had about 30 people. Wings were excellent. Staff was friendly. It was a great experience for all.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Timing
    jdac
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Got our dinner salads before the appetizer arrived then with in 4 minutes after that the main order arrived. The wait staff needs to work on timing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 12 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 56 reviews are from the Ray J's American Grill reviews archive.
  • No Reservation
    Frustrated
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We were changing our table size and I read that if this were to happen then call and let Ray J's know. When I did they did not have our reservation! They said that other's had also done the same thing and they did not have reservation. They had no idea what I was talking about. I told them that I had a confirmation number and confirmed reservation. Everything turned out ok, bu I don't think that I will ever use this again and will tell others to just call for a reservation.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time but too many people
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We really love going to Ray J's & have done Mother's Day brunch for about 4-5 years here now. The only problem I found was that they packed too many people in. The tables were so close together we couldn't hardly move to get up & down for food. The staff was excellent & friendly & the food was good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Wings!
    rkruzeski
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    I will keep coming for the wings! I recommend ordering more than one type of wing.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Easter Brunch
    Brunch
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Half of the brunch food was great (prime rib, ham, eggs Benedict, bacon, fruit, salad, desserts), but the other half was worse then cafeteria food. Scrabbled eggs were rubbery, waffles and French toast were horrible, and the biscuits with gravy were not edible (gravy was tan water with crumbled sausage). So I call this the trial and error brunch.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lively Place
    Kitty
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Went to Ray J's on a Friday evening for dinner with a friend. Food was good and atmosphere was very lively. Only problem was it was too noisy to have a conversation with my friend.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very popular spot!
    IkonMel
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We dined at Ray J's on a Saturday night at 7pm. It was packed and pretty noisy when we arrived. It didn't seem to slow down the entire time we were there either. Food was awesome! My husband had the Buffalo wings and I had the boneless Drunken wings. Both were excellent. He had the pot pie for dinner and I had the Patty Melt. His pot pie had so much chicken he could barely finish it, but he said it was good. My burger was very tasty although it was very greasy. Beverage refills were a little slow and we never got waters.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Keep driving
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    There were very few people at this restaurant and yet the food was terrible and the service dubious. I will avoid this restaurant in the future.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our server was very good.
    Moi99
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    Our server was very good. Disappointed that we could not get an item that was 'on special' through the week - and it was Tuesday. Food was fine -
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Bar & Grill for anyone
    ginn16
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    Nice place to go if you want to bring the family and dine or go to the other side and drink at the bar and play pull tabs. Decent selection of food. No complaints
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible Service!!
    DinnerDisaster4Four
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    We actually had to put our beer bottles and drink glasses on the floor because our server wouldn't pick them up. We had to ask several times for the dressings for the wraps and gyros. We had to ask for silverware. One dish was requested with no tomatoes due to allergies, and it came with tomatoes. It was loud, the table was so close to another table that the kids behind us kept pushing his chair back and ramming into mine. And the dining room wasn't even filled to capacity. We requested another round of drinks, never got them. WE GAVE UP. Don't Bother!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Annoying
    Rechtzigel
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Some of the worst service I've had in a while. My salad/appetizer was brought out halfway through my meal. There was no silver wear on the table and we had to ask for it from multiple different servers. The low ceilings make things sound so much louder. But, the food was very good! I just wouldn't go back because between the service, noise levels, and wait from how long it takes the food was just ridiculous
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Valentine's Day
    Rudolph
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We had a nice dinner on Valentines night. Great waitress and food was delicious!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wings!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    We love their wings but their nachos are something to be desired. Service a little slow but friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not impressed
    foodieintheburbsVIP
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    The fish was so over fried it was tough to chew, dirty/empty plates sat on our table until we left, constantly waiting for refills, no apologies for any of this.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Solid choice
    MustangLori
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Website says breakfast is served on Saturday and Sunday from 10a - noon. We arrived at 11a and were informed lunch was the only menu available. Not cool.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasant Surprise
    ImpresarioVIP
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    I had not been here before and glad to have made a reservation--it was very busy. The barbequed chicken was excellent. I would go back--but beware, it is very noisy.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So-So
    maplewood1
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Was there on New Year's Eve. It was busy, but not real busy. It took quite awhile for our waiter to come. When he did, I ordered a glass of wine. He came back about 10 minutes later to ask if we were ready to order, but did not bring the wine. He finally came back with it about 10 minutes later. Food was ok, but I don't think I'll go back again.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    We have met friends at the Woodbury location for cocktails and appetizers several times and been satisfied. Our last visit was for an evening meal. A great disappointment. Only the hamburger meal out of 4 orders was acceptable. Walleye crust was burnt - black. Ruben plate was lacking flavor. And, our poor friend who got the chicken rib dinner, couldn't eat the chicken it was so over-cooked. Service was lacking and kitchen must have been having difficulties because our meals all came to the table at separate times. If we return, we'll stick with the chicken wings and appetizer menu items.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Friday night Delight
    Hate2wait
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    We arrived 10 minutes ahead of our reservation and were seated immediately. What a nice surprise as there were others waiting. The sampler platter was delicious, something for everyone. Our waitress brought a sample of the new Pumpkin beer for me to try and since it was good, I ordered one! Pizzas and sandwiches were very good too.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • what we think abought are exp......
    bigjay01
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    they are not the best wings in minnesota...........................................
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Favorite place in Woodbury!
    FoodIsGood
    Dined on 9/29/2013
    We went to Ray J's for my birthday with a group of 6, they accommodate babies very well and all the wait staff is beyond nice. I always recommend this restaurant for its wings and burgers. Best wings in the state, they just got an award on the news for their wings!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food and service has been
    lucyd
    Dined on 9/29/2013
    better in the past. We had a big group, so I get the chaos but some food was "forgotten" and the fish was like rubber. We have been to Ray J's many times and have always LOVED it so this in no way will keep us from going back, The drunken wings are AMAZING!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wings Rule
    Hipmomma
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    We got a sitter and made the half hour trip just for the wings. We heard they were the best, and they were. Looking forward to another run to Ray Js soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had a Great time. good
    Melissa
    Dined on 9/6/2013
    We had a Great time. good food. I think the wings should also be on the menu as a dinner with a salad and other choice of sides... they are amazing...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Compared to the other restaurants
    Jacob
    Dined on 8/21/2013
    Compared to the other restaurants on Open Table, Ray J's is mediocre. Average menu entree is roughly 12 to 13 dollars. I do highly recommend going when they have their special occasion buffets. I took my mom there for mother's day and LOVED the buffet. Other than that, pretty so-so. Also, they do not have a lot of vegetarian options for those who so choose. My wife could only find a couple items to choose from.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Ray J's!
    MmmMmmGood
    Dined on 6/12/2013
    The wings are the best. The drinks are great, nice and strong. :) Not watery like some places. Service was amazing. We go to Ray J's quite often and are never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nothing to write home about
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    Food is acceptable, OK, but nobody at our table of 6 thought their meal was great, So probably a place I would not choose to revisit. Maybe we just did not pick the right things on the menu. Service was good, responsive, timely.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice and Casual
    brownie3492
    Dined on 5/22/2013
    This was the first time I have tried eating here and it was a very good first time. The food tasted incredible , the service was great. The special requests I made couldn't have worked better. I would definitely come back another time.
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't beat Ray J's Wings
    Family64
    Dined on 5/10/2013
    You can't beat Ray J's chicken wings. It's a great place for large groups and wonderful food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and wait staff was excellent.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    Food and wait staff was excellent. We will be back..
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gene
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    My wife and I found the Sausage and Pepperoni Woodfired Pizza to be a very good choice! Our friends had pizza as well and thoroughly enjoyed it. The service was very timely and courteous. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • For the suburban Twin Cities,
    RiverRatSkip
    Dined on 4/12/2013
    For the suburban Twin Cities, Ray-J's American Grill in Woodbury is worth a look. Their servers are attentive, polite, and professional, and the food is average to above average. Happy hour specials are good, and the ambiance is ok, if not a bit loud, particularly in the bar area. My only disappointments there have been with the greeters / reception staff, as they've sometimes appeared either disinterested or overwhelmed, depending on the time of day and length of the waiting list.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Met friends to watch the Saturday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/6/2013
    Met friends to watch the Saturday March Madness game and had a great table with perfect views of the TV's. A very enjoyable evening!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Buffet was Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    The Easter buffet was great. All the food was prepared well and good quality. The staff was friendly and the price was very reasonable. I would recommend the restaurant and will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ray J's has a great Sunday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    Ray J's has a great Sunday brunch, including a nice Bloody Mary bar. I've been here several times for dinner and have always found the food to be better than I expected; a pleasant surprise! It is definitely a step or three up from the usual TGI Friday’s, Applebee’s, Champps, and the like. A solid find and we will keep coming back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had the hotturkey sandwich,
    PabloeatsVIP
    Dined on 3/13/2013
    We had the hotturkey sandwich, it was great comfort food!! This place is always busy and that means it is a great place to go!!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pretty good cracker. Wildly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    Pretty good cracker. Wildly popular, therefore very busy. Reservations essential. Ribs are recommended. Ask for seating away from the windows in winter - a bit drafty and cold.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Had a great time. We always
    PabloeatsVIP
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    Had a great time. We always get the Asian wings, always a favorite. Service was great also.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic