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Ray's on the River, Sandy Springs, GA

Ray's on the River

4.6
4.6
15453 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steak
Situated along the Chattahoochee River, take in serene views and enjoy a menu filled with classic Ray’s dishes including fresh seafood flown in daily, prime cut steaks and regionally grown vegetables. As an Atlanta dining institution, Ray's offers live entertainment, a creative hand-crafted cocktail menu and a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence wine list. At Ray's, we strive to exceed expectations with every visit.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 113 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Steak, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Lunch Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (770) 955-1187
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Simon Young
  • Private party facilities
    Ray's on the River is the perfect place to host any wedding, private party or special event. We have private and semi-private spaces available, all of which have beautiful views of the Chattahoochee River. Please contact our banquet department at 770.952.4209 for more information.
  • Private party contact
    Sales & Events Department: (770) 952-4209
  • Neighborhood
    Sandy Springs
  • Cross street
    I-285 and Powers Ferry Rd
  • Parking details
    Self parking along with complimentary valet service.
  • Entertainment
    Live Jazz Vocal on Select Days.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Easter Buffet

    Mar 31, 2024 only
    Celebrate Easter at Ray's on the River! We will be offering a buffet from 11:00am to 7:00pm. The price of the buffet is $75 per person before tax and gratuity. Please note the buffet will be the only dining option available.

What 15,453 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Atlanta Metro

    Great for scenic views

  • Atlanta Metro

    Most Booked

  • Fulton

    Best Ambiance

  • Fulton

    Romantic

  • Fulton

    Steak

  • Fulton

    Most Booked

15,453 Reviews
  1. CynthiaW

    Atlanta Metro

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Even with a busy night at Ray’s, seated on time, perfect seating when asking for a quiet area, waitstaff attentive. We were allowed to linger over our meal. Excellent in every way.

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  2. tomS

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    OUR SERVER DYLAN WAS AMAZING!!! VERY ATTENTIVE AND GREAT WITH RECOMENDATIONS!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I love coming here , the ambience is great. On my latest visit, I was disappointed in the side dishes, I wasn’t expecting boxed or premade mashed potatoes, they tasted like they come from Publix. The cream spinach was lukewarm and the Rockefeller oysters were not the best. However the steak was great and tender.

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  4. Rick

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was perfect! Ken, our server was amazing!!! I will come here again when in town. Menu options were plentiful, and the wine was spot on

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  5. Barbara

    New York City

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We used to live in Marietta. One of the experiences we most miss is dining at Ray’s. We have been customers and members for decades. It is always wonderful when we return for a visit to include Ray’s on our must-do list. Service is excellent, food exceptional, and the river view, at sunset especially, is inspiring. We love Ray’s.

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  6. Shot

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this restaurant!!! Always good wait staff and good food. A great place for a leisurely lunch and quiet enough for conversation.

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  7. ColonelNick

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food...outstanding customer service...phenomenal vibe!!!

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  8. LaToyaJacobs

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a great time spending time with family for Ray's on the River for Sunday brunch. I will definitely do it again.

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  9. ValerieR

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very disappointed that the open brunch was no longer offered. The ala cart menu was not very desiring.

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  10. Venusbliss

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve been in Ga since 2010 ,this is hands down the best restaurant I’ve eaten at .The food , ambience and customer service is incredible.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I absolutely love this place. I’m from Houston, but any time I’m in Atlanta, I make my way to Ray’s. Amazing food, service, ambiance, and scenery makes this place extra special.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful and fast service. The brunch was delicious and dessert was just out of this world. We enjoyed blueberry lemon butter cake, lobster Benedict, shrimp and grits, and Pimento cheese fritters. Will be doing many more anniversary dates here.

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  13. Susan

    Atlanta Metro

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sunday brunch is the best! It's not your traditional eggs, bacon and toast and well done!

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  14. KatieG

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great (other than them forgetting my husband's ketchup and going for a good bit of time without a coffee refill), but the food was pretty mid. I ordered the fried catfish with the drop biscuits and the biscuits were just... fine. The catfish was meh, and the gravy poured around it was barely above room temperature, which all but ruined the meal. My husband's burger was also underwhelming. I kind of expected brunch from Ray's to be more on-point...

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Couple of the people that greet and seat you have biases. If you look certain way, they will try to give unfavorable seating. The rest of staff from servers,valet, bartenders are exceptional.

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  16. EriqH

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Pretty nice date night spot. I would go back again

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The hostess/bar staff were amazing. Our waitress was attentive and friendly at first, but as the dinner progressed we thought she had forgotten about us. We were never served bread, hot towels, or told of specials/desserts which everyone around with different wait staff had been. She was definitely doing the bare minimum and neglecting our table. There was gum under the table, smudges on glasses, but the food was great. Overall, I was so embarrassed to have suggested the venue for our double date based on our waitress alone.

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  18. MattL

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service and food were excellent! We enjoyed the entire meal!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Last time I went there a piece of the ceiling feel on me. I still went back again for the food because it’s that good. I think my favorite is the crab cakes but it’s hard to pick, so i guess I’ll commit to the platter from here on. Thank you to Frankie for being a fantastic server, keeping us laughing through it and dragging off the piece of the ceiling in a timely manner. I still chuckle at the mental image and then get hankering for seafood. Overall would highly recommend and my second visit went off without a hitch, so no need to watch your head, I’m just unlucky.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Rarely write reviews. Nice ambience. Food and service were not worth the cost and were of less than average value. Ribeye was mostly fat. The lamb was a very small portion. Our Praline basket was burned and strawberries were difficult to eat as they weren’t sliced and only a spoon provided. Server rarely stopped back. Probably will not return.

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  21. SamuelM

    Atlanta Metro

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simply outstanding! My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed it!

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  22. LStu

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We won’t be back - the food portions, the poor service, the food was so awful it’s embarrassing.

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  23. LanitaB

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed the overall experience. The halibut was overcooked and my husbands lobster was undercooked in some areas. They made it right for him but I just ate my fish anyway. I didn’t want to complain.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambience was great! Staff very friendly. Waitress was not great. Did not do a good job of checking in to see how things were going and to see if we needed anything. The entire time she came to the table three times and one was to collect the check. Food was just ok. Presentation was great but ribeye was not seasoned well at all and was very bland. I expected way better taste especially with prices being extremely high.

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  25. KERRYS

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated our 37th Anniversary and had an amazing time. David provided excellent service!!

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  26. TiffanyE

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    2nd time here and it was lovely for brunch. Strong cocktails, wonderful food and OUTSTANDING service.

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  27. GwinnettResident

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and service for a celebration. A little loud for intimacy but it was a crowded Friday night.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    That mignon was bussin, was perfect in every way! Also the whipped potatoes, to die for!! I love coming here! Not all the time bc it’s pricey but when i do i forget how amazing this place is! Like heaven sits in your mouth! Our waiter Hunter was amazing as well!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ray’s on the River gave us the best romantic experience! The food was great and the service was even better.

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  30. SeanD

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We had a nice seat - right on the window overlooking the river. And then it started going downhill. Waiter and assistant/shadow? they were in the weeds out of the gate. 5 min for waters.... We ordered a bottle of wine (Justin Cab Sauv ~$78) and 2 apps. She crab soup and Wedge salad that was the best of the food. We ordered entrees Delmonico Ribeye $65 full of gristle and their Valentines Day Scallops $45 had sand in them. We weren't going to let it ruin our evening and ordered creme Brule which was never delivered. The wait staff maybe came to our table 3x. Spent over $250 for terrible food and experience. This place has fallen. Has no respect for their clientele. The lack of class and has become a tourist trap to top it off. If you're familiar with the "Park Tavern" they've become just like them. Beautiful views with horrible service and food. There are much better restaurants. AVOID We won't be back - Period!

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  31. MicheleT

    Greater Boston

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was delicious but the service was chaotic. Our entrees came out before our salads so they had to take them back. Drink orders also took an extraordinary long time.

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  32. DillonS

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Really bad service, overpriced food ruined our night

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  33. JimmieD

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great experience. It was the 2nd time we have eaten there. We live in Rome, Ga. about 1 1/2 hour away. It is now one of our favorite Atlanta restaurants.

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  34. MrTT

    Atlanta Metro

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    This wasw the only time I've eaten at Ray's that the service wasn't great. The waiter was slow to take our order and very slow to bring a check - we finally had to ask another waiter to get our check.

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  35. JamesC

    Atlanta Metro

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good service. Good place for seafood and steak.

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  36. JeffreyC

    Atlanta Metro

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been coming here for 36 years and there’s a reason why. Always a pleasure to come and enjoy Rays On The River. Try the praline basket you won’t ever have anything else for dessert. We had our first date there and our wedding rehearsal dinner. 36 years ago.

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  37. CarolineW

    Atlanta Metro

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service. Wonderful food and atmosphere. A special place to dine.

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  38. MarlonW

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The entire experience was terrible. I received several texts reminding me my table would be held for 15 minutes. Despite arriving before the time of my reservation I wasn’t seated for thirty plus minutes. When my wife and I were seated, we were in an area that was cold and exposed to outside elements. This occurred during and towards the end of dinner, for long periods to time. This was due to workers placing tables and chairs outside leaving doors open. The steak was rubbery I felt like a cow eating hay while chewing it. Totally frustrated this point, we asked the waiter to box our desert. Sitting cold and dissatisfied I then made my way to kitchen asking for our check. Two hundred and fifty dollars for a terrible time

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We had reservations and had to wait 15 minutes to be seated which is understandable because it was Valentine’s Day. I do feel the front staff and hostess could have been more welcoming they were a bit rude. Our waiter Zack was amazing. Zack was very polite, professional and informative!

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  40. Elsa

    Atlanta Metro

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The service on Valentines Day in the covered outdoor space was very bad. Although there were at times up to 7 empty tables we counted, we waited 15 mins just for acknowledgment and then again for water service. Too many hostesses standing around at the entrance. They should be helping clear tables if they haven't received menus to walk a customer to the table. Our appetizer was brought during our main course, as was the bread and our cocktails. The table next to us, we observed, had even worse service. That gentleman waited so long, he eventually had to leave his date to get beverages at the bar and she still hadn't been approached by any servers. Multiple tables empty tables were left uncleared. Servers walked in and out of the space multiple times emptied handed (not even to help clear a table) and without acknowledging their tables that were left unvisited. The food was excellent and I hope the chef manages to survive the poor service of the waitstaff. We have been to Ray's several times, enjoying the food and location however the service has gone down and the wear and tear on the restaurant is showing. The wallpaper on the restrooms is pealing up. I hope they can bring service up soon. It is a treasured Atlanta restaurant.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Ray's on the River using the Order Online button. Ray's on the River also offers delivery in partnership with Chow Now.

Ray's on the River is rated 4.6 stars by 15453 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 113 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Ray's on the River

6700 Powers Ferry Road, Sandy Springs, GA 30339

Additional information

  • Cross street
    I-285 and Powers Ferry Rd
  • Neighborhood
    Sandy Springs
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Lunch Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Steak, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Self parking along with complimentary valet service.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Simon Young
  • Entertainment
    Live Jazz Vocal on Select Days.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (770) 955-1187
  • Private party facilities
    Ray's on the River is the perfect place to host any wedding, private party or special event. We have private and semi-private spaces available, all of which have beautiful views of the Chattahoochee River. Please contact our banquet department at 770.952.4209 for more information.
  • Private party contact
    Sales & Events Department: (770) 952-4209
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