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US$10 - US$30
CUISINES
Italian, American, Cafe
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed 17 September 2019

I've been to this restaurant several times over the years. The food is mediocre. Coffee is awful and the place is dirty. Not once has the owner, who is often there, say hello. He just looks up and turns away. I purchased a groupon recently...and went there for lunch. I ordered a lobster roll and a salad. It was absolutely disgusting and inedible. There were pieces of the lobster shell in the sandwich. I called over the waitress and told her and she just literally walked away in the middle of the conversation. This was an extremely rude and childish reaction when I was trying to resolve the issue. The owner again, was there and did not come over to the table. So I go up to the register to discuss with the person at the cash register. They did not refund me. As I was leaving, a man that had been sitting with the owner (obviously a friend or family member)walked out behind me and verbally insulted me. He knew nothing about the situation but said that " I got my $10", and that I should have tipped the waitress that walked away from me. (really????) He also told me to "Go back up North". I'm a full time home owner in Brielle. So now we know how Ray's café feels about Summer visitors from up North. Again, just to clarify, I HAD ALREADY PAID FOR MY MEAL THROUGH GROUPON!!! Needless to say, I will never return and will make sure everyone I know hears about this.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 12 August 2019 via mobile

The former Rays cafe is now Good AM Spring Lake. The breakfast and lunch are excellent for casual daytime dining. Can’t rate weekends for dinner having never tried.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 7 August 2019

Family was in town and we had breakfast at this establishment. Food was fresh, fast and cooked the way we liked it. Waitress was attentive to our needs. Space was a little bit cramped for our 8 people but was manageable. Overall a good place.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 9 April 2019

We are so pleased to find a terrific place with a variety and absolutely homemade fresh dishes. We went for Sunday breakfast and we all were extremely happy. Best Corned beef hash we ever had out anywhere! Not greasy at all. The homemade potatoes with...the egg dishes too were just delicious. The kitchen knows how to poach a perfect egg, thank goodness. So many places screw that up and it kills your whole meal. I had the summer frittata with watermelon salad on the side, not only was it different but let me tell you that watermelon salad with homemade honey, lime dressing I could drink it out of a glass, yummy. Baby arugula, watermelon, blueberries, feta, slivered almonds, cucumbers and that dressing, WOW. Frittata was packed full of good stuff and very satisfying. Great portions, clean, comfortable environment and our waitress Jill was just wonderful. She knew her menu, made us feel super welcome and she knew exactly when to check on us without hovering over us. The people here are all very nice, pleasant, well trained and knowledgeable.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 28 February 2019 via mobile

When we stay at Spring Lake we always have breakfast at Ray's. They have the best breakfast in town. A HomeTown feel. The service is good and friendly and the food is excellent highly recommended.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 30 December 2018 via mobile

I have eaten here several times under new ownership. What an amazing change. From breakfast to lunch to dinner everything has been amazing. Check out some of there specials that you can find on their Facebook page. Great food, great service and reasonably priced. Good...luck to the new owners.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 November 2018

Not a gourmet experience, but food is reliably good. Service is always cheerful and accomodating. Great home town feel.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Not a bad choice for Spring Lake. BYOB. Friendly service. We had halibut, which was very good. Mussels with calamari was okay, not exceptional. Lobster is the big menu item. Ambience is homey, can be noisy. They serve breakfast and lunch in addition to dinner.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

Heard about Rays from a friend who told us about Lobster Sunday.Had dinner with friends and we weren’t disappointed.Two of us had the lobster which you can get stuffed or not.I had the seafood fra diovlo which was delicious.Try the artichokes as an appetizer which...come in a franchese style.Also the mussels in a white sauce delicious.Its a byob which is nice.Staff very friendly and Ray spent sometime talking with us.Will be back.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

Good food, good location, nice town,great bartender and a very good meal. very good atmosphere Would go back there, again, without any hesitation

Date of visit: September 2018
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DIANA f
8 May 2017|
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Response from Ray L | Property representative |
Hi there, our kitchen is small so we cannot guarantee that cross-contamination won't occur when preparing your meal. However, if you inform your server of any food allergies we will take precautions when preparing your meal... More
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ray's Cafe

Yes, Ray's Cafe offers takeaway services.

Ray's Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4