Bites Nearby: Kay's Restaurant

If it’s a quiet, cozy atmosphere you crave, Kay’s Restaurant is your place for lunch or dinner.

  The first impression one gets when entering Kay’s Restaurant is that of a very fancy restaurant. The ambiance consists of beautiful Colonial décor, and it is dimly lit and quiet, making it a very cozy place to dine.  We arrived late afternoon on Tuesday hoping to grab a late lunch/early dinner.  Once we sat ourselves, our waitress was quick to the table to introduce herself and take our drink order.  W were expecting her to hand us menus, but instead, the waitress handed us cocktail napkins with the entire Kay’s menu printed on it, which we found quite unique. To the surprise of someone there for the first time, like my husband, it’s not a very large menu. 

You have a choice of nine sandwiches with a daily special sandwich.  These include five freshly sliced meat sandwiches, three salad sandwiches, and their “famous steak sandwich.”  You then choose any additions of their six toppings.   All sandwiches are custom made to order and served with potato chips, pickles, and pepperoncini’s.  (The only appetizer available is nachos with cheese and/or salsa.)

Our virgin strawberry daiquiris arrived while we contemplated our choices.  Much to our the dismay, the daiquiris were a bit too sweet for our liking.

I ordered a turkey and Swiss cheese with tomato and lettuce, while my husband ordered ham and American cheese the same way.  What arrived shortly after placing our order, were two very good-size sandwiches on fresh French bread.  They were nothing short of delicious.  Sometimes simplicity works well. In this case, it worked fabulously.  To say they were extremely filling is an understatement.  That’s probably why there isn’t a dessert menu either. 

Not only was the food excellent, but the prices certainly added to the overall value of Kay’s.

Dinner for two at Kay’s:

·         Two virgin daiquiris:  $10.00

·         One ginger ale:  $1.50

·         Turkey sandwich:  $8.25

·         Ham sandwich:  $7.75

·         Total bill with tax:  $29.75 (plus tip)

We all agreed our dinners were worth every penny and was a great dining experience. Would I recommend it?  Absolutely!

The only thing I found as slightly disappointing, was the lack of variety on the menu. It didn’t have any prices printed on it either, so unless you’re a regular at Kay’s, any guesstimation of the total bill would be just that, a guess.  But Kay’s has been in business for more than 43 years so who am I to argue with a good thing.

Kay’s – tasty food, large portions, excellent service, convenient and a great value.

I give it a 5 out of 5 star rating.  *****

Until next time, “Good Eating!”


Kay’s Restaurant

1013 Cass Avenue

Woonsocket, RI  02895


Hours of operation:  11 a.m.-midnight Monday through Saturday and closed Sundays.

Parking:  lot and on street; free



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