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Rey's Restaurant

#75 of 1,154 Restaurants in Raleigh
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1130 Buck Jones Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606-3325
919-380-0122
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 61
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Overall Experience

We have not been to Reys for many years...and now I am wondering why! Took our opportunity to visit Restaurant week and the place was absolutely packed. Having said that, we received excellent service all night long regardless of crowd size. On the fixed price menu a had Caesar salad, a petit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Charlie M
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Cary, North Carolina
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Cary, North Carolina
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152 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We have not been to Reys for many years...and now I am wondering why! Took our opportunity to visit Restaurant week and the place was absolutely packed. Having said that, we received excellent service all night long regardless of crowd size. On the fixed price menu a had Caesar salad, a petit filet and mushrooms plus a small NY Cheesecake... More 

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Thank Charlie M
Apex, North Carolina
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185 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant had improved greatly from our last visit and we will be dining there again shortly. The atmosphere, allowing smart casual attire reminds one of the great days of dining. Waiters wear formal attire with assistance by wait staff in formal attire without coats. The owner/manager is present for dining to ensure everything is fine and is readily available... More 

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Thank Burtdol
Emerald Isle, North Carolina
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

This is the third year in a row my wife's company has booked their Christmas party at Rey's and all I can say is Rey's does not disappoint! The food and service is outstanding! The best steaks in Cary. Period. If you are looking for a nice night out with your significant other, you should plan your visit to Rey's... More 

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Thank foodlover34
Wilmington, North Carolina
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

We went for a company function. I arrived with another person and was standing at the host stand. The manager never even looked up. He kept looking down like he never saw us standing there. It wasn't until I said "excuse me" and asked where the party was he changed his tune. Then once we were seated our waiter asked... More 

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Thank Amy C
Raleigh, North Carolina
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119 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Rey's is simply the best restaurant in the triangle. The staff is totally focused on making your experience memorable. Order the Bananas Foster and Rey will cook it right at your table. For us this is a special occasion place because the price is a little higher than we are comfortable with, but the food is always fantastic so when... More 

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Thank Nyrken
Raleigh, North Carolina
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

The wife and I had dinner there on a Saturday night. Reservations were easy to make and they actually seated us a couple minutes early. Staff extremely friendly and helpful. Fried oysters appetizer was awesome. I had grouper and wife had picatta. Her entree was not prepared properly as the sauce was really runny and only 2 capers. Staff and... More 

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Thank BenjyCapps
Cary, North Carolina
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98 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

I recently visited here with my 14 year old daughter. We do date nights at different places to give my wife time with my other daughter….I finally tried Rey’s. I grew up in Cary…That is right, I know it is odd but I grew up here through the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s blah blah blah…With that said I really wanted to... More 

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Thank Aquaholick
Cutler Bay, Florida
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

If you are looking for a fine dining experience in North Carolina, look no further. My wife and I were treated as guests, not just visitors or a number. Rey (the owner) is very hands on and keeps an eye on all the little things. We both fell in love with the mashed sweet potatoes, such a simple dish prepared... More 

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Thank Seb-W4AS
North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

My wife and I along with friends go to Rey's as often as we can. I believe it to be a great value for the quality of the food, service and price.

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Thank Argonaut42
Southern Shores, North Carolina
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130 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

First class restaurant in Cary, the "go to" place for the best dinner experience. Service first, a given, food, just the best. Great menu, ambience, service. atmosphere. We split the house salad, then had the filet with cold water lobster tail, with mashed potatoes, and the Gumbo. I could have ordered six other items on the menu, gotta go back.... 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
  • Good for: Families with children
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?