We were promptly acknowledged and quickly seated in spite of a significant crowd when we entered Ray's on the River, always a good sign. When I enter a well-run restaurant like Ray's and get this kind of service I always remember other restaurants that take reservations then have you wait for an hour and a half to be seated. Immediately after being seated our waitress told us about the buffet stations and asked for our beverage order.
What brunch would be complete without an omelet bar? The courteous chef told us we were going the wrong way in line, so we moved to the other end of the fast-moving line. From the ingredients on a shelf above a series of pans over open-flames we chose from shrimp, bacon, ham, onions, mushrooms and more. The chef then poured the specially prepared eggs into the hot pan, cooked them, added our ingredients to get them hot and threw on a handful of cheese - what a treat.
Don't fill-up on the brunch - save a little room for dessert. The dessert bar has a assortment of sugary treats for everybody in the family, and you can top them off with hand-dipped ice cream.
Location: South of I-285 at the Chattahoochee River
Directions: Take I-75 to Exit 258, Cumberland Boulevard. At the end of the long ramp, turn right onto Cumberland Boulevard and travel 1.7 miles to Ray's. Cumberland Boulevard changes names twice, once to Akers Mill and once to Power's Ferry.
Ray's on the River
Web site: Ray's on the River
6700 Powers Ferry Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30339
Date added: January 17, 2005
Last update: September 16, 2008
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