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Ray's Cafe

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1321 3rd Ave, Spring Lake, NJ 07762-1440
+1 732-359-7700
08:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:00
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Sun 07:30 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 15:00
Thu - Sun 17:00 - 20:00
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Spring Lake, New Jersey
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We went to Ray's tonight for BBQ Buddha. It was incredible. I've never had pork that tender and the salmon was perfect. Appetizers were a surprise and possibly as good as the main course. Ray's outdid themselves by bringing in BBQ Buddha. Ray ... love your idea of Guest Chef's, although your cooking can't be beat! Thanks!!

Thank Jim T
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

We went to Ray's Cafe for breakfast. The location is right in the town of Spring Lake, easy walking distance from hotels, rentals etc. The staff was friendly and attentive. The breakfast was delicious. I had the vegetarian omelet which was stuffed with fresh vegetables and the fruit cup which was made with fresh fruit. My partner had the Spanish... More 

Thank Barbara R
Spring Lake, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Ray's feels like home cooking without the mess. Breakfast is their specialty and attracts locals who aren't afraid to share an opinion on what's going on in town.

Thank dangstadt23
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Ray's is a small BYOB cafe in downtown Spring Lake on Main Street. They have a wide variety of items on the menu, and we have enjoyed everything we have had. The place is nicely decorated and the tables have linen tablecloths which you would expect in a place like this. The service is also what you would expect Great.

Thank wmert
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Casual setting for quick, easy, tasty breakfast. Good portions and friendly service. Omelets well cooked and great potatoes...also good coffee Recommended

Thank copperbottom
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We enjoyed two dinners in this pretty restaurant - great service, delicious food. Highly recommend the soup and lobster!

Thank Foodie101CT
Spring Lake, New Jersey
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

The food is good here, but not anything out of the ordinary. Your typical eggs, pancakes, etc for breakfast. Coffee is not very good, though. Its a good place to see other locals.

Thank dglander_slnj
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Food is great & reasonably priced, although $2.25 for a cup of regular brewed coffee is pretty steep & although theenu doesn't say it, there is an up charge for English muffins with the breakfast sandwiches.

Thank travelwithtwointow
Yaphank, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Delicious food and very attentive staff! The menu is limited but they know what they are doing with the choices they provide! I would recommend it to anyone visiting Spring Lake

Thank j0ann007
Spring Lake, New Jersey
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Always a great experience. Our favorite spot on Main Street. Great for breakfast with family and friends.

Thank Moira H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
Italian, American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1321 3rd Ave, Spring Lake, NJ 07762-1440
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Spring Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 732-359-7700
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.

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