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Ray's Lunch

American, Diner
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231 E Broadway St, Excelsior Springs, MO 64024-2564
+1 816-637-3432
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Bartlesville, Oklahoma
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94 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good eats, good value and nice service. Been there since 1932, a true American diner. fun experience

Thank MarciaLHansen
Kansas City, Missouri
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60 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

I don't get what all the hype is. Yes, it's a really old place. Yes, that's nostalgic. But, this place is dirty, cluttered, and the food isn't great. The burgers are super tiny! They aren't fresh ground beef, just small frozen tiny patties. Even the tenderloin, fries, and onion rings came straight out of the freezer. Their chili recipe is... More 

Thank LiSammy
Ottawa, Kansas
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We asked the staff at our hotel were the best breakfast in town was and they told us Ray's. They weren't lying! The Dinner itself is a serious throw back, luv it! It's just a tiny hole in the wall but it's very charming, and the staff are unbelievably charming. We had the best time just sitting and looking around,... More 

Thank sconner2627
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Straight up tasty burgers and fries at great prices with a fun nostalgic atmosphere - highly recommend!

Thank rachel b
Excelsior Springs, Missouri
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64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

This is an original Diner from the good ole days. Hop up on the one of the stool at the counter or take a seat at one of the tables. You will be greeted by the friendliest gals in town. They have daily homemade specials that are yummy! While you wait for your food, Check out all the ole time... More 

Thank Solarheatenergy
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Great large portions of home cooked meals. Small town wonderful location. Not a lot of space for a big group, the meal was hot and fresh.

Thank Kristine P
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

I wasn't alive during that time period, but if I was I'm sure this diner resembles what it was really like. The menu is small, but they have all the basics- breakfast, burgers, hotdogs, chicken strips, and pie! We enjoyed our lunch here. My fiance had a chili dog and I had chicken strips. Both were very good and the... More 

Thank Chelseajanae
Fairway, Kansas
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Ray's is what a REAL diner looks like. Tiny but great atmosphere and great, regular food. If you are craving a cheeseburger in a fun dive, this is your spot! Went for lunch--service was good and the ladies really know what they're doing. Be sure to grab a postcard with a pic of Ray's back in the day. Take a... More 

Thank Natosha H
Norman, Oklahoma
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Small, hole in the wall diner. WONDERFUL food, great atmosphere. BEST WAFFLES EVER!!! It is a family run diner where they know everyone in the town.

Thank soverstreet
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

We ate breakfast at Ray's twice while staying at the Elm's. We always go where the locals go- they know where the best food is. This place is charming and delicious and it was fun to hang out with the local crowd. Everyone knows everyone's name at Ray's!

Thank Rousseau41

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 231 E Broadway St, Excelsior Springs, MO 64024-2564
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Excelsior Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 816-637-3432

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?