25 South Broadway
Green River, Utah, 84525
Phone: (435) 564-3511
Hours of Operation: Monday thru Sunday, 11am to 9pm
We were told by friends, Joseph Venus and Dwane Cude (Utah Artists), about Ray's Tavern; let me correct that, they raved about Ray's Tavern. Looking at it from the outside, it looks like any other bar establishment; inside is pretty much the same look. The huge difference is everyone is there having a great time; from locals to tourists, family, friends, couples and solos. The owners and staff of Ray's Tavern pride themselves on their service; fresh cooked, high quality foods; welcoming atmosphere...they have achieved restaurant nirvana.
Walking in, we were immediately greeted and told to sit anywhere we wanted. We did the Southwest thing and "bellied up to the bar"; my hubby ordering a Polygamy Porter and fresh brewed coffee for myself. The staff is very, very friendly; answering our questions easily and offering up tips on the food. Now while we had heard the burgers were the best, we weren't in a burger mood; hey, it happens! However, a lovely couple sitting in one of the booths had just received their burger and fries orders, and let me take a photo. They were from Moab, but didn't think twice about taking a one-hour drive up to Ray's Tavern when in a burger mood. They said they had been coming here for years, and no place could outdo them; and we quickly found out why.
My hubby ordered the Double Pork Chops; nice char on the bone-in chops, thick cut, juicy with an order of handcut fries. The fries are cut fresh every morning, and it's not unusual to have to do a second batch of cutting between the lunch and dinner hours.
|Carlos - Look at that Smile!!!|
Before our orders we dived into the dinner salad; a large portion of chopped lettuce covered with sliced olives, red bell peppers, pickled beet and croutons. While my hubby had ranch dressing, I went for the honey mustard; made in-house and so plate licking good!
The portions are not chintzy, so we took some food home; and had no room left for that fresh apple pie (ala mode is an option); maybe next time. Oh yes, there will be a next time, and we want to be in a burger mood.