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523 Washington Blvd, Sea Girt, NJ 08750-2904
17324491717
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7:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Cash Only, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The locals always know the best places to eat, and for over 20 years that...
The locals always know the best places to eat, and for over 20 years that place has been Ray's Cafe. With our original Sea Girt location to our "newbie" cafe & bistro in Spring Lake you'll always have a place to go for a bite to eat.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Friendly, Cozy, excellent French Toast

Perfect diner for home-style tasting breakfast and the very best french toast I have ever tasted! Servers were very friendly and food and good value.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Madison, New Jersey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Most overrated "cafe" I have been to. Tried it twice and the food was average to poor. More importantly, the one thing I would expect a place like this to get right is the coffee. But, the coffee was abysmal both times...sour, stale and unsatisfying. There are much better breakfast places close by. Ray's needs to up its game significantly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Perfect diner for home-style tasting breakfast and the very best french toast I have ever tasted! Servers were very friendly and food and good value.

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Oceanside, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Service was very slow. I went back to Spring Lake a year later and would not go this restaurant because of the poor service.

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Jersey Shore NJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

In town in little Sea Girt this is the only breakfast show in town The food is pedestrian the atmosphere dated and the prices high for what you get. Staff is nice but there is a pervasive odor of frying oil in the place. It is not uncommon for locals to chat from counter to table so it can be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

If you haven't been to Ray's restaurant, you must go. Try the short stack or the traditional ham and eggs. Yum. What a treat. Open all year round.

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Seward, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Somewhat disappointed in the food for the price, but the atmosphere was worth it. the service was good and the live jazz in the background was awesome.

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Sebastian, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Forget the omelets unless you like them to look like toast. The pancakes, bacon and breakfast potatoes were terrific. The portions were large and the service great. Just turn down the grill before adding the eggs.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

We had a work event there- - 30+ people. The food was delicious (apps, salad, entree, and dessert) and the atmosphere was cozy. The service was good and we had a wonderful time!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

It's the first place we go when we come into town; in fact my husband plans the drive so that we get there in time for breakfast. If you're a local, it's a "where everybody knows your name" kind of place to have a nice relaxing breakfast. Sorry, we've never had dinner there.

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Piscataway, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

They have an awesome breakfast that is quick and delicious. It is like having breakfast at home, but without the effort! The service is very good as well.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 523 Washington Blvd, Sea Girt, NJ 08750-2904
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Sea Girt
  • Phone Number: 17324491717

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: American

Description

The locals always know the best places to eat, and for over 20 years that place has been Ray's Cafe. With our original Sea Girt location to our "newbie" cafe & bistro in Spring Lake you'll always have a place to go for a bite to eat.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?