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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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Lufkin, Texas
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They have great food with indoor and outdoor seating.Good family-friendly restaurant. Also drive up and park service.

Thank maryhL7380BT
Lufkin, Texas
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155 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have traveled a lot and nothing beats a good steak finger basket from Rays. I have found them in a few places but they were good tonight with some white gravy. If in Lufkin they are worth a try.

Thank Dwayne H
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for lunch and the food was really good and fresh! And the milkshake is a must! The only reason I gave it a four star because the lady who took our order was very rude and not pleasant to deal with.

Thank chelseam4
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88 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Must be nostalgia on my part, but Ray's food always tastes better in a vehicle. You can't go wrong with burgers, fries, and fountain drinks inside or outside, but try the old-fashioned way and tip your carhop!

Thank EdAdventurer
Houston, Texas, United States
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195 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

We saw this on Day Tripper, so we stopped in. The car hop was delightful and helpful. We got malts (yummy), onion rings (just okay), and tater tot pie (SOOOOO good - like would go just for that if I lived there.) It would be more fun to go during a car show, but it was still a fun snack... More 

Thank Niki C
Thomasville, Alabama
1 review
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Ordered the trout basket and steak finger baskets...they were cooked so hard that it was basically nothing but crust. The gravy for the steak was watery...not anything like it used to be when the Rays were running things.

Thank blgibson1989
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Good burgers and fun still to get car service. Always a fun deal, and on special Sats. there is a gathering of the cars by hot rod and vintage cars folks from around the area in the parking lots around the Rays, so again good stop for a burger and fries.

Thank G. Wayne H
Lufkin, Texas
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

This is an awesome place to eat!! Great American food!! Good service dine in your car like the old drive ins or in the restaurant! Be sure to add vanilla to your fountain drink!!

Thank MagnoliaGirl64
Nacogdoches, Texas
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Neat place for a good ole fashioned hamburger. Reminds you of the drive in era of the 60s or you can go in to eat. The car hops are fast and you will enjoy.

Thank Altonrigby
Suffolk, Virginia
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

We went here with recommendation from friends. Burgers were made to order and they came out fresh. However, nothing special with the taste. The onion rings were crispy. The ambiance gave us a 60s feel which was cool. It just didnt meet the hype and our expectations.

Thank pjcrn15

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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
Cheap Eats, 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

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