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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 - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sun 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 11
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  • 8
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 2
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    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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Texas
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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 

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Bastrop, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

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 

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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 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

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.

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Mount Pleasant, Texas
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37 restaurant reviews
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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 

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Orlando, FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 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 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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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

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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.

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Bastrop, Louisiana, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

question is---when did i not visit??? anyone who likes po-boy's loves Rays--and the gravy is tops--you wanna just order gravy to go---best by far, anywhere

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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
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm

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