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Ray's Drive In Cafe

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420 N Timberland Dr, Lufkin, TX 75901-0460
+1 936-634-3262
10:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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Friendswood, Texas
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84 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you're in Lufkin and want a burger, this is the place to go. Great selection from junior burger to huge double/double. I had the regular single meat burger, and it was great. Also had fries and a malt, that were outstanding. It is a really popular place with the locals. There will be a crowd around lunch time. I... More 

Thank Buck W
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Special place with amazing old fashioned burgers, hand formed fresh patties with mayo, creamy cheese and jalapenos on my favorite burger. delicious skinny onion rings that stay in their crispy casings while you eat them. Soft serve ice cream, chili dogs, shrimp chef salad, taco salad, patty melt, malts, a variety of beers and wine coolers - they have it... More 

Thank TexasMaria
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 weekends there is a car show in the adjacent parking lot. The patio dining is... More 

Thank 831caryb
Waco, Texas
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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 malts! I'm sure they would have been a delight also!

Thank Kristi K
Kingwood, Texas
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198 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
Tyler, Texas
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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. I ordered a bacon cheeseburger with large fries. I was surprised that I could (and... More 

Thank HungryMike817
Lufkin, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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 to the car. I've also done dine-in where I sat in a booth and ordered.... More 

Thank Billy G
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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
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53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, 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

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