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Rey's Restaurant

#82 of 1,132 Restaurants in Raleigh
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1130 Buck Jones Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606-3325
919-380-0122
Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 48
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Steaks with New Orleans flair

We ate here January 31, a Saturday night part of restaurant week. My family was with us including our almost three year old grandson. We were seated promptly. Service was excellent and very knowledgable. We selected the special restaurant week menu with soup or salad, entree and dessert. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
Wayne K
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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Newfield, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We had a very nice dinner. The wait staff was exceptional. They offered recommendations for the meal, for the wine and for the dessert, which was a very well prepared. It's the kind of place where you can go, have a nice dinner and actually have a conversation with the people you're eating dinner with.

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Snow Hill, Maryland
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Family gathering to celebrate our son's graduation from NCSU- what an evening!! Atmosphere great, service exceptional, staff attentive and interactive, food outstanding, table side preparation exciting! The signature cocktails were wonderful. And do not skip desserts- but share them to be able to savor them all!

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raleigh
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

A little history is in order. Rey's owner came by our table in the wonderful style of yesteryear, and chatted with us about the restaurant history. He opened some 40 restaurants for Ruth's Chris, and took over this former Ruth's Chris's when Ruth's Chris moved to North Hills. My guess is that the out of the way location, and steep... More 

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Raleigh NC
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We were late for our reservations and the hostess was incredibly gracious. On a Friday night, the restaurant was less than 50% filled. The drinks took a long time to arrive from the bar, and the were not accurate. The lobster and shrimp bisque was very watery, rather tasteless and an odd orange color. My grouper and crab was very... More 

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We went to Rey's for Valentine’s Day. Let me start by saying that I really wanted to love Rey’s. Great ambiance - very classy and cozy. It seems like a great place to get away on that special evening out. While we didn't have any problems, we also didn't experience anything incredibly noteworthy. We had a scallop appetizer which was... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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69 reviews 69 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The special seasoning in their New Orleans style chicken was something I hadn't expected. It reminded me how wonderful New Orleans cuisine can be. Not only was the chocolate cake especially scrumptious, but the portion was generous--a colleague said that this was something that he always tackled with the assistance of his wife.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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57 reviews 57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We ate here January 31, a Saturday night part of restaurant week. My family was with us including our almost three year old grandson. We were seated promptly. Service was excellent and very knowledgable. We selected the special restaurant week menu with soup or salad, entree and dessert. We also had wine with our meal. I got the gumbo. It... More 

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Rolesville, North Carolina
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178 reviews 178 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We had not been here for a while and it took restaurant week to get us back. We had to add to the menu with two appetizers, Carpaccio for me and Seared Tuna for my wife. Both were wonderful. We both had the Chicken and Sausage Gumbo. It felt like we were back in New Orleans. I had the 6... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Four of us visited Rey's before Christmas '14 for our yearly get together. Our appetizers were wonderful, the fried oysters are amazing! Since I had a steak the night before, I ordered the Bourbon Street Pork Chops, as good as I've ever tasted. Now I have to go back for the beef. My wife had the Oscar Beef Tournedos which... More 

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Holly Springs, North Carolina
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108 reviews 108 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

We went to Rey's last Christmas Eve and had a wonderful meal with terrific service. We were very impressed and decided to go back again. This year, the service was weak and the food was good but not great. And for what you pay, it was a little disappointing. My wine was not served until after everyone else had finished... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1130 Buck Jones Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606-3325
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: 919-380-0122

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
  • Cuisine: French, Cajun & Creole, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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