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718 Highway 278 W, Monticello, AR 71655-3869
+1 870-367-3292
09:00 - 00:00
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Sun 09:00 - 23:00
Mon - Tue 09:00 - 22:00
Wed - Thu 09:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 00:00
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have eaten here a couple other times when we were in town visiting family. The food is always good. The service is always friendly. They seem to be famous for their hamburgers. Worth the stop.

Thank rev_angie
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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376 reviews
340 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here for the first time on 4/17/17 and ordered several different entrées. Everything was very good. We especially loved the catfish plates with cole slaw, fries, and killer homemade tarter sauce. The employees were very kind and helpful. We will be back, good Lord willing.

Thank Crooner82
Hamburg, Arkansas
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

I went here to eat with friends one Sunday night. The staff were friendly. The food was good. But the wait seemed unnecessarily long.

Thank keriextraordinary
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550 reviews
316 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 325 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016

Recommended. This is a popular place with locals and hunters from in and out of town. Customers visit for the Southern staples: BBQ, Catfish sandwiches, and Burgers. Portions sizes are commendable. Food quality is OK — average. We assume customers continue to flock this place because of the portions, offering, and the ability to pick up and go — especially... More 

Thank RoverTreks
Jefferson City
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Food was great, had the big catfish sandwich. Fries were marginal, wish we would have ordered the homemade onion rings, they looked great. We visited on a Sunday afternoon and the place was packed. Expect to wait a bit on your food as it's made to order. Don't forget to get one of their famous fried pies.

Thank Rab0
Monticello, Arkansas
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206 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

The food is at best average. There is nothing special about it. The customer service needs improvement.

Thank Mister H
Nesbit, Mississippi
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116 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Ray's is the perfect diner for burgers and BBQ. They have a variety of menu items, but this is our to go favorites. Throw in fresh fries and onion rings and you will be a happy camper. Always clean, friendly and enjoyable.

Thank TKFergs
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Great place to eat!! The burgers are outstanding. Rays is always on our list to visit. Its always good, its inexpensive and the staff is friendly.

Thank jmholme
Memphis, TN
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

I wanted to enjoy this place. It's the type of hometown eatery that's been around for a while, but isn't as good as you hoped it would be. The BBQ is cooked, not smoked...if you have to ask, don't bother. The beans and potato salad are food service, not scratch. The sauce is something I couldn't make out. All in... More 

Thank jhill1229
Clarksville, Arkansas
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53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Ordered the double cheeseburger and a large order of homemade onion rings at Rays, a locally famous restaurant. It was very busy while we were ordering (a good sign) but I happened to notice a customer discarding an order of onion rings before we got our to-go order. Now I know why...there was no seasoning in the batter. My burger... More 

Thank Fred B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 718 Highway 278 W, Monticello, AR 71655-3869
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Monticello
  • Phone Number: +1 870-367-3292

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