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“Great lunch stop”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Ray's Cafe

Ray's Cafe
Ranked #5 of 26 Restaurants in Spring Lake
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$30
Cuisines: Italian, American, Cafe
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Good for: Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Visit our Cafe & Restaurant on Third Ave in Spring Lake or Washington Ave in Sea Girt NJ for delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner at the Jersey Shore.
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Great lunch stop”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2014

Attended a wedding in the area, and decided to explore before heading home the next day. Wandered the few shops, then stopped here for a late lunch. Opted to sit at the counter rather than wait (only 10 minutes, but we were hungry) for a table. Super great service, very attentive and quick. Daughter had the tuna salad on rye, I had the steak salad. Both excellent, fresh and delicious. There was a bit of a wait for the food, but our waitress apologized and went right away to check on it. Loved the fresh brewed iced tea as well. Overall a nice spot and not over priced.

  • Visited August 2014
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parsippany, nj
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107 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“not very good”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2014

We had breakfast here on a Saturday morning recently. In NJ in the summertime and no fresh fruit to put on pancakes! The service was rather chaotic and the food mediocre.

Visited August 2014
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Westport, Connecticut
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98 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Decent for breakfast”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2014

Food was solid for breakfast. Service could have been a bit faster since very few people were there and more knowledgeable.

Visited August 2014
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Thank ctgreenes
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New York City, New York
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Reasonable and good food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2014

great neighborhood gem - family friendly, easy menu and relaxed atmosphere. Nice to have lunch there they walk around the small town afterwards.

Visited August 2014
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Thank SGNYC65
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Terrible Service Over Priced”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014 via mobile

Wait staff spent more time gossiping and checking the smart phones hidden in the cashier's stand top drawer than tending to tables. 5 waitresses continuously walked past our table and not one removed our empty dishes. We had to ask a waitress to remove our plates. The bread served to us was microwaved as it was soft then moments later hardened into a brick. Entrees were average. Not one of the wait staff inquired as to how the meal was or if we needed anything. After completeting our meal we had to flag down one of the 5 waitresses doing nothing to remove our plates and we had to ask to for the check. The music playing in the place was blasting until someone had the presence of mind to lower the volume. Over priced plates and poor service. At least the food was respectable. Strongly suggest that the owners not leave high school/college aged staff alone unsupervised on the floor running the place for those girls did nothing worth being paid for, unless checking the smart phones tucked in the cashier stand or gathering to chit chat with their friends is worthy of pay.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank Diana K. G
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