Monday, March 9, 2015
Rafferty’s Restaurant & Bar (Athens, GA)
15 Huntington Road, Athens, GA 30606, USA, T: 706-613-0045
Rafferty’s is a classic American restaurant chain, although with a slight Southern twist. It has about 20 locations in Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Georgia. The menu is a combination of burgers, salads, sandwiches, and steaks. It presents itself as a mix of a steak house and sports bar.
I start with the Chicken Finger Filets ($6.29). I get them Original, which comes with a sweet and spicy sauce on the side (you can also have them tossed in a sauce). I continue with a Backyard BBQ Burger ($7.99), which includes smoked bacon, charcoal grilled sweet onion, and bbq sauce. I add “hand-cut French fries” (+$1.99). Both taste quite good, but they are heavy and lack any hint of subtlety.
Rafferty’s belong to the large amorphous group of national chains like Applebee’s, Chili’s etc. Decent American food, nothing remarkable.