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Ray's Lunch

231 E Broadway St, Excelsior Springs, MO 64024-2564
+1 816-637-3432
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“burgers” (7 reviews)
“pancakes” (5 reviews)
“fries” (8 reviews)
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American, Diner
231 E Broadway St, Excelsior Springs, MO 64024-2564
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend wanted to give me a unique experience so we went to Ray's a well known restaurant in downtown Excelsior Springs. It's a place where you can learn all out the town as well as hear som gossip. Everyone knows everyone else in town....More

Thank Jeff B
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Opened in 1932. Quaint little place friendly down home staff. We had breakfast burrito and ham and cheese inlet. Omlet was almost gone when I finally figured out the cheese on the inside. Have not had it for sometime. 😉

Thank preble15
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

This 1932 dinner was a fun little spot to start our day. Cooked to order breakfast was delicious and the friendly staff made it even better. A small little spot but a great stop if you into the old traditional diner experience. We are going...More

Thank Sharon W
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Had an amazing breakfast experience at Rays this morning. We were proud to be the last served before the chef had to run out and welcome a new grand baby. She got the call when we walked in, yet insisted on serving us first before...More

Thank lwolfe1
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Ray's was opened in 1932 and not much inside has changed. Supposedly, the ghost of Ray is seen periodically but no such luck this time. Try the breakfast garbage sandwich that has everything you want for breakfast. The homemade biscuits by Brenda are amazingly good....More

Thank Deborah G
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I believe Ray's has been in it's present location for many years. Very 50's in ambience, with counter service available. Good burgers and fries.

Thank Denise B
Reviewed 26 May 2017

This place is said to have been in town since the 30s. I don't remember it but we never went out to eat. It is on par with most of the 50s era soda fountains that are still in operation today. The food was good...More

Thank Brenda Kay J
Reviewed 11 April 2017

On our historic tour of the former Jefferson Highway Route we tried to eat at as many historic and locally owned places as possible and this fit the bill for our breakfast. Service was fine and pretty much as expected in a diner with a...More

Thank Roger B
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Old school diner complete with bar and stools. Old grill and great food! Wonderful waitress and staff! We are from out of town but you know it is good when they know the names of all the locals!

Thank Kyanna K
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Good eats, good value and nice service. Been there since 1932, a true American diner. fun experience

Thank MarciaLHansen
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 231 E Broadway St, Excelsior Springs, MO 64024-2564
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Excelsior Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 816-637-3432
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