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Rapid Ray's

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189 Main St, Saco, ME 04072-1508
+1 207-282-1847
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11:00 am - 12:30 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 12:30 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:30 am
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Takeout
Good for: Families with children
Description: Maine's original fast food joint . Established in 1953.

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great little Italian plce

Home made sausage is to die for! Great food. That dark, cozy, intimate Italian feel. Lots of dark wood booths. They are very flexible with food substitutions.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 4, 2015
gayle512015
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Biddeford, Maine
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Saco, Maine
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What can be said about this jewel. Small menu, great taste, personable staff, quick service! I highly recommend the chili cheese dog, loaded of course with celery salt, the big one, loaded of course (ask for mayo), and clam cakes. You will NOT be disappointed as you stand in looking out the windows on to Main Street laughing with family... More 

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Thank garycrowell
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111 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is old school and serves great burgers, clam cakes and more. There are no tables to sit but plenty of places to stand and eat. The employees are always friendly and helpful. This is a great place for a late night meal.

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Thank Lealance
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127 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A well known place to grab a quick bite to eat in Saco. Hot Dogs, burgers and fries with a few other choices. Stand up, eat in your car or take out are the choices. We had a hot dog, burger, fries and chocolate milk. The red dog was steamed and snappy, the burger dry and not very tasty and... More 

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Thank TundraJayco
Gorham, Maine USA
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

This place is an icon..Everyone brought up in the Biddeford and Saco area I'm sure has and does stop here especially after a sporting event or a date.. Remember the van..We would stand in line in all kinds of weather just to get a burger, fry and of course a choc. milk. No tables..just benches..eat in car or take home..

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Thank brn2teach
Meadow Lake, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Rapid Ray's is a must if you are in Saco. They have been serving great "dogs" and burgers for years. Whenever I come to Saco, this is the first place I go for a quick snack!

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Thank Sallie G
Saco, Maine
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

This is a to go restaurant that has been in Saco for many years. They started out as a lunch van and now they have their own building. They do have a few picnic tables outside if the weather is good. I have been going there for over 40 years, it has great hamburgers and hot dogs. It is a... More 

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Thank z381411
Biddeford, Maine
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Home made sausage is to die for! Great food. That dark, cozy, intimate Italian feel. Lots of dark wood booths. They are very flexible with food substitutions.

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Thank gayle512015
Pittstown, New Jersey
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

What a joke...slow service, greasy fast food at twice the price of the restuarants right up the road. Soda cost 1.85 for a six ounce serving .....skip it !

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Thank Rob S
Don C, Owner at Rapid Ray's, responded to this review

Rapid Ray's does not have a 6 ounce drink. The smallest drink is 12 ounces, for $1.40. Our hamburgers are 95% lean, and our crew is RAPID. I doubt if Rob ever visited Rapid Ray's. Don C More 

Landenberg
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Rapid Rays has been in continual business since the 1950's. As such, it has served generations of families and has become the place to meet and eat hot dogs, hamburgers, fries and refreshing drinks. Always open; always the same product; always locals present, always postings of events around the area, just simply consistent. The food is average, but the experience... More 

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Thank ME_DELandenberg
Kennebunkport Maine
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145 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

If you are passing through Saco and are looking for a fast meal especially if you like cooked to order hamburgers that don't come from a fast food restaurant, try Rapid Rays. The only draw backs are that on street parking can be a problem, there is no parking lot.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 189 Main St, Saco, ME 04072-1508
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Saco
  • Phone Number: +1 207-282-1847

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: American, Fast Food

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Maine's original fast food joint . Established in 1953.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 12:30 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:30 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:30 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:30 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:30 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:30 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?