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Ray's Drive In Cafe

420 N Timberland Dr, Lufkin, TX 75901-0460
+1 936-634-3262
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“onion rings” (33 reviews)
“hamburger” (24 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Fast food, Diner
420 N Timberland Dr, Lufkin, TX 75901-0460
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

I have been eating at Ray's since about 1976. I have always looked forward to the Ray's Special. I have had to step back to the Jr. because I can not finish the standard Special. Great Onion Rings. The Trout basket is another favorite. Some...More

Thank 831caryb
Reviewed 3 November 2016

This eating establishment was a wonderful experience both with the family/friends type atmosphere and the burgers (Ray's Special) were simply mouth watering! The diner is decorated in the 50's style. I only wish we would have had room to try one of their floats or...More

Thank Kristi K
Reviewed 3 November 2016

I was in Lufkin for a short stay. Rather than the usual chain restaurants I went to Ray's. Nothing outstanding, nothing bad to say, other than it was a pleasant change.

Thank PiccyKingwood_Texas
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Pulled into a parking spot here yesterday afternoon. The carhop (no skates though) came to my window with pen to paper to take my order. There were no menus though and it was my first time there. She gave me a paper menu to peruse....More

Thank HungryMike817
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Place is really cool, great food and friendly people. They make old fashioned hamburgers and coke floats , they even have beer if you want one . ( limit of 4 I think the sign said) :-)

Thank Durwyn N
Reviewed 29 September 2016

I love Ray's! The food is excellent, the service is even better and who doesn't love a drive in?! I have done the drive in part with the server doing a fantastic job of making sure our orders were right before they were brought out...More

Thank Billy G
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Great bacon cheeseburger. Old time drive up and order via carhop. Went at 530 pm only 1 carhop so it took a bit longer than I was expecting to order but food was delivered timely and was a great burger.

Thank conniea818
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Grew up on Ray's food and still find myself there on various occasions. Food is pretty consistent and good.

Thank EdAdventurer
Reviewed 24 August 2016

I've been all over Lufkin eating here or there and I don't care where you eat if it's a hamburger then the best one is at Ray's. I've been eating there for years.

Thank murphreymh
Reviewed 14 August 2016

I'm guessing Ray's has been around for decades, a local institution. My daughter & son-in-law moved to Lufkin recently, and before we left town after the move our daughter took us to Ray's (same day son-in-law ate lunch there with coworkers). The Ray's Special is...More

Thank PineywoodsBirder
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Do you have chicken fried steak sandwiches?
17 September 2016|
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Response from mrussell22 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 420 N Timberland Dr, Lufkin, TX 75901-0460
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Lufkin
  • Phone Number: +1 936-634-3262
  • E-mail
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