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Ray's Cafe

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523 Washington Blvd, Sea Girt, NJ 08750-2904
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Step back to a 1955 cash only diner. Now you get the picture. They serve hot freshly cooked to order breakfast and lunch. Pork roll is a jersey shore favorite. Hard rolls. Another jersey shore favorite. French toast is beautiful. Great pancakes. Everything is good and plenty of staff buzzing around to keep you happy. Love this place.

Thank phxaz54
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

We stopped here on our way out of town for a quick lunch. The cafe is like an old style lunch counter complete with stools. The food was lunch counter food (we had a cheesesteak and a BLT) and the portions were average. Our food was accompanied by chips, a small macaroni salad, and a pickle spear. Fries were $2.50... More 

Thank Mike D
Port Jefferson, New York
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Really enjoyed the food here. Can eat outside too when the weather permits, and also is open for dinner. Had the pan seared tuna wrap which was unique and very good.

Thank willasmith5
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016 via mobile

We walk from our home to Ray's in Sea Girt for breakfast from time-to-time and have never been disappointed there. Good food, a relaxed atmosphere, and friendly staff.

Thank Neil S
Sea Girt, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Great local restaurant for casual family breakfast. Delicious food, fast service. A popular choice for summer family and friend visits.

Thank Joan R
Madison, New Jersey
1 review
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 

Thank Jude1995
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60 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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.

Thank NBMC
Oceanside, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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.

Thank patd2834
Jersey Shore NJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

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 

Thank jerseyshoregirl54
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24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

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.

Thank MikeWGeorge

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $15
Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Cash Only
Open Hours
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?