135 Franklin Ave. Kent, Ohio 44240
Sunday 12:00 noon - 12:30 am
Monday - Saturday 11:00 am - 2:30 am
Ray’s is a destination place ... that is... it’s a place customers purposely come to Kent to visit. It’s unique and has a huge loyal following of Kent and area citizens as well as thousands of KSU students. Ray‘s is so popular it is almost synonymous with KSU and the city of Kent. Ray’s has a vibe unlike any other place.
There are signature food items like the Mo-Fo (decreed as the best burger he ever ate by Michael Symon on his Food Network show and Gertie’s chili (Gertie worked at Rays for all four owners for 40 years). The sunstix, wings, desserts and specials all have a loyal following. And, there are numerous craft beers and specialty drinks (Futher-Mucker anyone?) patrons remember year after year.
“Meet me at Ray’s,” is a common phrase people have been saying for years in Kent. That’s the reason it was selected as the title for the book that chronicles the history of Ray’s Place as told by the people who know it best; the loyal customers and employees. "Meet Me at Ray's", written by Patrick O'Connor, features stories and memories from a few hundred of the Ray’s faithful who have shared their experiences and affection. The most common story relates to meeting a special someone at Ray’s. Many people, especially KSU students, met their future spouses there.