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“If you like a great salad, this is the place ”

Rafferty's Restaurant
Ranked #6 of 238 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

The restaurant does need a bit updated! It’s nice sitting outside in the spring!
I only go here for one dish...Chicken finger salad with warm house dressing! Monster salad and comes with a wonderful warm croissant with honey!

Thank Lma6969
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Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed the cajun salmon. The sticky buns (not sure on their official name) were a good treat. Friendly server.

Thank bwilley77
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

Stopped here late on a Sunday morning for an early lunch. The place was mainly empty, but for some reason all of the guests were clumped together in one section (presumably to make the servers' jobs easier), so it felt unduly crowded, but service was fairly fast and attentive. Ordered the filet with green beans and a house salad. The salad was good with fresh, crisp lettuce, chopped egg, and freshly fried up, warm chopped bacon - an ample supply of our chosen dressing was provided on the side (we actually left about half behind in the little container and still had a properly dressed salad). On top of the salad was deposited a warm, flaky croissant drizzled with a gooey honey topping. As no bread plate was provided, this little roll posed a problem as to where it should go without getting in the way of eating the salad. We also would have preferred the honey to be served on the side so we could decide how much, if any, we wanted to put on the roll - the roll was good enough on its own not to need any honey in our opinion, particularly considering how sticky it left our fingers. Shortly after we finished the salad, our main course showed up. The steak looked good on the outside, but we found that instead of being medium as we ordered, it was actually rare or, at best, medium rare. The result was most of the meat was very chewy instead of tender (the meat towards the outside of the steak was much more tender being closer to medium, but sadly this just highlighted a missed opportunity to give us a superior meal). The green beans were fresh and cooked perfectly. The price was a bit steep for the quantity and quality of the food that we got, but had the steak been properly cooked per our order, we probably would have ranked this place 5 instead of 4 "balls." Although risky, you might consider ordering steaks medium well if you want medium, but we don't know if that will give you a true medium steak or if it will come out overcooked - by the way, no one bothered to check back with us to ask if the steak was cooked to our liking unlike most high end steakhouses where we've dined.

1  Thank interceptpubs
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Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

Two of us went for dinner on a Friday night. The restaurant was very busy and we had to wait about 20 minutes to get a table.

There was a nice menu to choose from. Despite the large number of patrons, the food arrived very quickly. The server accidentally brought me a large beer rather than the small beer I ordered but he immediately said he would only charge me the small size. A bowl of soup was pretty small but a sandwich was gigantic - only half could be eaten in one sitting. The food we ordered was good. It was interesting to see the large size of some of the different meals being brought to other tables. You do not leave this restaurant hungry.

Our server was very nice and he came around very often. We made an additional request for a takeout order that was a little different than what was on the menu but he happily accommodated our request and it was prepared accordingly and brought to our table in a bag.

Thank Shutterbug_5
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Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Food was pretty good but overpriced.
Also our server was condescending and rude.
We had a group of about 13 people - food came out hot and cooked properly but the attitude of the server would deter me from returning.

Thank Shanyo11
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