Ray'z is a gem hidden among the BBQ joints of Memphis. My daughter (home on leave from the military) and I are both KCBS judges and have sampled some of the best Q in the south. We both agree that Ray'z is a unique flavor you MUST try. It is not your run of the mill BBQ like all the others we have tried. Great beans, slaw, pulled pork and OMG the ribs!!! Cooked the way ribs should be cooked with a great texture and a wonderful unique taste. Skip all the named places like Central and head straight for Ray'z. Ray is the DR and when you get done you'll feel great. Oh yea, they are also the friendliest folk you ever want to meet. Ray, thank you for a day my daughter and I will never forget.
Two Day Outdoor Market this weekend. Sept. 10 and 11th. Early Birds welcome!
A great place to host an event.
The food is amazing. The staff very friendly. If you have not been there in a few years, you need to check it out. They have daily throwback specials such as Hot Wings with REAL buffalo sauce, Steak nite at $5.99 for a ribeye and taters, Philly Steaks for $3.00 but even when it's not throwback night...The food is very good and price is excellent. My only complaint is I can't take them to Texas with me when I move!
All of these reviews are OLD. If you haven't been to Interim since Chef Dave Krog took the helm back in March2016, you've missed an exciting meal. He has raised the bar on creativity and flavor, especially the constantly changing fresh fish. All of the sauces/ stocks, dressings are house made by Dave and his team. Dave expects the best of his team and they deliver under his imagination and creativity. Give it a try if you've been away for a while, you will be well pleased. Don't pass up the desserts, French pastry Chef Franck Oysel is creative and extremely talented.
I believe in giving black business a chance but they seem to always want to get over. I have no problem spending money for the things I want. One of my issues was I ordered a shot of Ciroc which I drink on a regular basis so I know what it taste like and I definitely wasn't given Ciroc. I asked the waitress if it was Ciroc, she took it to the bartender to ask, she brought it back and told me he said it was. Needless to say I spent $10 plus the tip on a shot that I didn't drink. Secondly the people I was with bought a bottle of Remy and was told it would be a liter but it was only a fifth and was charged $200 which is very much over priced. I don't mind spending the money but give me what I ordered not no BS.
Hole in the wall. Stay away from this place! It's has become horrible!
I have been a customer for years prior to the move on Madison. The last few times I visited was less than par for any restaurant. My recent visit was the worst. It was a bit after 11 PM Saturday night. The place is dingy, dark, and dirty. We found a beach towels soaking up a floor spill under our table. We moved to another table that needed to be wiped. I kept asking for a bar towel to wipe table, but the server was more interested in taking my initial drink order. I insisted on a towel and eventually got it clean enough to order. I ordered the Grouper Po-Boy. I seemed OK at first, but as I was rounded third, something had a different texture in my mouth. It was freaking chewing gum. Yes, someone else chewed gum in my mouth. I felt nauseous. I wanted to puke right there. I asked to speak with the manager. The dude behind the bar. He never came over to see me, but he was walking all over the restaurant. I went to the bar and asked to speak with him. I told him what I found in my sandwich. He as was I insulting his intelligence? I felt like he was insulting mine in stated. He had no concern what just happened to me what-so-ever. I was livid but calm all the while saying to my self WTF. My Marine Corps instinct was kicking in, I decided to leave so Mr. bartender/manager could make it home alive. This is a very unprofessional place that does not deserve to be on Madison Ave. Steer clear of this hole in the wall.
Music is a mission of this church that serves the Colonial Acres and Sea Isle neighborhoods.
Hattiloo Theatre is one of the best venues in Memphis to experience live theatre. The actors and productions are always first rate and the theatre offer many plays by new playwrights and African American playwrights. Do yourself a favor and check out one of their performances.
Best therapist ever! Thaniks for making me tick again.
We went there for the first time today for my husband's birthday at 2.30, which is considered dinnertime.
Food: I was really looking forward to the filet mignon and pork loins. However, they only came around with flank steak (excellent; our favorite), sirloin, bacon-wrapped chicken (didn't care of it, honestly; all you could taste was bacon) and sausage (good, not salty at all). Very disappointed at that but didn't want to ask waiter. I would think for lack of 3-4 meats it wouldn't be the same cost as dinnertime; rather should be lunch price. That's the only reason I gave it a 4. Cheese bread was INCREDIBLE! Stuffed w/parmesan cheese. I think I ate all but 3. To DIE for!
Waiter: Freaking AWESOME! Very accomodating and pleasant.
Salad Bar: Def not worth going just for the salad. The foods were more like appetizers, but great nonetheless. Mozzarella balls, olives, lettuce/tomatoes, roasted pineapple, to name just a few.
We will def go again!!
Cool bar, food was awesome!
Love this Place
I am so sorry for your unhappy experience at my restaurant. I can only say that we were having a "bad hair day." We have managed to receive only the highest ratings until now. Since we have only been open a few months, we are still trying to work out the kinks. Please come back. I would like to buy your dinner and prove to you that we have a high quality product along with great service.
Ray'z World Famous Dr. Barbecue
So much better than Benihana. Have been coming here for almost 30 years.
Sorry but to the poster above who said, "not quite as good as Benihana" ummm seriously? I've been coming here for 20 years, the 3 times i was dragged to Benihana i always dreaded it and was always disappointed. Does Benihana have better Decor? Yes, but sorry the food at Nagasaki puts Benihana to SHAME.
We went to Ray'z last night (4/1/16) for the first time between 6:00 & 7:00. I order a chicken and was told they were out of chicken . WHAT on a Friday night and you are out of chicken. Someone does know how to order supplies. I was told that the pull pork sandwich was good so I ordered it . BIG MISTAKE .
It was so dry even with the sauce on it. and was full of gristle. I looked like it had been sitting out uncover all day. My friend's bake bean had a hard crust over the top of them and his pull pork also had gristle. My other friend who doesn't eat barbecue order a Hamburger when she got it in was covered in sauce and slaw. Which I think the person taking the order should have told her that their hamburger were service like a barbecue sandwich. in turn she had to order another sandwich. The worker who had told the chopped pork was great came over to the table and asked me did if I like it after telling her all she said was I will tell them not I am sorry or anything.
We can add Ray'Z on our DO NOT GO AGAIN LIST
I am harder to please than a blue haired bitch on Christmas day. So when I say something or some place is fabulous, you better take your back side there immediately. This restaurant's food was FABULOUS!! The decor was confusing. They are using the old Japanese restaurants decor, but who cares. I didnt eat the bamboo themed curtains. The humus, the fresh flatbread, the lamb, chicken, beef--sheesh I think I have to go back today for some more. WitchyPoo will see all you fabulous asses there!!
Food, especially the ribs, are awesome. The servers are nice, but "Fat Larry" himself can ruin the entire experience. He is rude and has no manners. In my personal opinion, the restraint would run smoother without him there. You can tell the employees are terrified of him. The coupon issue is one my family has experienced as well. As mentioned before the food is great, but the rest is just something to think about before you go dine there. Sometimes the good does not always outweigh the bad.
By Chris McCoy
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