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Ray's PE GE

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8209 Desiard St, Monroe, LA 71203-4943
(318) 343-0710
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10:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Mon 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sun 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Takeout

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Eat With the Locals

Since our visit to Ray's PeGe, I've promised myself the treat of tackling this review. Ray's is GOOD. I mean the "smothered in lots of gravy" greasy-spoon-diner kind of good. I had the hot roast beef (open faced) sandwich with french fries, which is apparently one of their specialties. (Their... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Authentic Louisiana Po Boys on fresh baked French bread. Roast beef or ham, with brown gravy and "real" French fries. This is the best and takes you back to your Louisiana child hood. The place is small and an older building but the taste is the same great food every time. Their burgers are good and their breakfast is good.

Thank LouisianaDeltagirl
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Since our visit to Ray's PeGe, I've promised myself the treat of tackling this review. Ray's is GOOD. I mean the "smothered in lots of gravy" greasy-spoon-diner kind of good. I had the hot roast beef (open faced) sandwich with french fries, which is apparently one of their specialties. (Their menu is mostly sandwiches, with a few plates.) Okay, now... More 

Thank Caprina
Bastrop, Louisiana
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141 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

I've tried this place several times and it's not very consistent. At times it's very good and I've also gotten just average meals. I don't know if it's different cooks or what. When they're on their game it's pretty tasty. It's just not a place that I'm going to go out of my way to eat. The service was pretty... More 

Thank Brenolan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

We stopped here on our way to Alabama. I had a friend that used to live in Monroe and he told me they had good poboys and he was right! I got the shrimp poboy and it was spot on what you want from a poboy. The bread was incredible. I also got the curly fries, I think they were... More 

Thank Stephany C
Monroe, Louisiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I've been to Ray's Pe Ge many times over the years. While it lacks the charm and excitement of earlier years, it still packs a powerful punch. Recently, my wife and I dropped by on a leisurely Sunday afternoon. While she opted for a beef Po Boy and curly cue potatoes, I tried the luncheon plate (entre and two sides).... More 

Thank jrsmith8
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

I have given up. Not sure what happened, But it was horrible. Hair in my burger. Twice. Was on a great restaurant. Lost it's touch.

Thank Joey M
Mount Pleasant, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This is a Good Old Fashioned PoBoy, the kind that's rare, even in New Orleans, these days. I rate PoBoys by napkins, 1 to 10, and this PoBoys is definately a 9 1/2 napkin PoBoys !! My favorite is the Roast Beef PoBoy. My son's favorite is the Ribeye PoBoy. We eat here every time we pass through Monroe. We... More 

Thank Wesley W
Orlando, FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Ray's Pege is famous for their poboys but since I didn't want bread I opted for the fried catfish plate. This was some of the best fried fish I've ever had in a restaurant. The seasoning was just perfect and was absolutely delicious. The green beans were seasoned great as well and were wonderful. The only thing that wasn't good... More 

Thank cjqueen
Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

The decor appears to be from the 60s but they have great food and the staff is awesome. I travel to Monroe for business and make sure I stop in several times

Thank Alison G
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Even if the food is delicious, it loses its appeal when the restaurant is not neat and tables are not cleaned. I have been going to Ray's for decades and love the po-boys!! The fries are great....taste homemade but staff needs to pay attention to details and service.

Thank Gran7

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8209 Desiard St, Monroe, LA 71203-4943
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Monroe
  • Phone Number: (318) 343-0710

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm

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