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“Fantastic Staff”

Ray's Family Restaurant
Ranked #19 of 188 Restaurants in Elgin
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Reviewed April 17, 2014

We just ate here and it was great. It was like returning to the 1950s in a very authentic way. I had Hungarian goulash. My wife had an omelette. The food is solid diner fare. It's good. But the food really wasn't the point. This is a place that makes you feel welcome. It's been in the same family for 45 years. The owner, Fike, is a wise, welcoming soul who loves his restaurant and welcomes you in. The service was great. My wife and I travel a lot - and this is one of our favorite restaurants in a long, long time. A great memory.

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Reviewed April 2, 2014

I have lived in Elgin for two years now and I love Ray's. From the moment you walk in the door you are greeted and treated with respect. Even when they are crowded you get a table within seconds!!! The food is great and the service is phenomenal. I highly recommend everything on the menu as well.

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Reviewed February 4, 2014

If you are anywhere near Elgin, IL. stop in for an awesome breakfast! Great meal at a great price. Found this place on Trip Advisor and will be back when I am in the area.

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Reviewed January 11, 2014

The locals absolutely love this restaurant and for a reason. I literally went to this restaurant to prove the consensus wrong. Guess what, I was wrong. Great personal service, Great Prices and good food. While this is clearly out of the way, literrally off the expressway ramp on 20, and with tricky parking to the south, it is well worth checking out this restaurant. Great owner. Surprised that this restaurant does not have more reviews but may be due to the locals keeping a good thing to themselves!

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Reviewed October 19, 2013

Had to be in Elgin early one day last week, and stopped at Ray's for breakfast---first time here. It was absolutely outstanding, just a good down to earth diner with great food and service.

Large omelet, with serious amounts of ham, hash browns prepared perfectly with no grease, toast...all for under $6? That is enough for a great review, but on top of that everyone had smiles, coffee was filled continuously and service was great overall.

Recommend highly!

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