Ray`s Drive In Cafe in Lufkin

Ray`s Drive In Cafe in Lufkin
4.5 / 5
50 reviews

420 N Timberland Dr, Lufkin, TX 75901-0460, Lufkin

Overview

Cuisine
  • American
  • Fast Food
  • Diner

Restaurant Hours

Monday

08:00 - 17:00

Tuesday

08:00 - 17:00

Wednesday

08:00 - 17:00

Thursday

00:00 - 17:00

Friday

00:00 - 17:00

When did Ray’s Drive In, in Lurkin Texas open?

Not really sure on that question, but do you know they've been around for quite some time

Review

Add rating restaurant:
Ray`s Drive In Cafe
JW
Janiece Ward
google
04.22.2021
5/5

Grilled chicken chef salad was excellent! My husband loved his catfish basket. Pleasant service.

Ray`s Drive In Cafe
CM
Cecile Miller
google
11.15.2018
3/5

Sweet tea was awesome! Food was over fried. Too brown hard crust.

Ray`s Drive In Cafe
GB
Gerry Beathard
google
10.15.2018
1/5

The people working here are RUDE. Rude enough to deserve all caps!. Fries were just ok. Bacon burger had 1 slice of bacon broken into 3 small bits. Burger tasted good. Better than chains but nothing special for a local joint. Won't be back.

Ray`s Drive In Cafe
ZR
Z R
google
10.12.2018
5/5

This was my first time, and the food was so good!!! And the car hop was super polite.

Ray`s Drive In Cafe
AM
Alicia McMullen
google
09.12.2018
5/5

Everyone in Lufkin knows that this is the best burger joint in town. There's a reason its been around like 70 years. Everything is good but we go for burgers. My husband likes the Western burger and I get the Texas Ranch burger. Grab a chocolate malt too. You can park and eat, go inside or call in an order. We LOVE Rays!

Ray`s Drive In Cafe
ST
Saul Torres
google
08.24.2018
5/5

If you ever pass by Lufkin, please make sure to stop at this delicious burger joint. It is reminiscent of papas burgers. So good I forgot to take a picture before I bit into these amazing burgers!

Ray`s Drive In Cafe
HH
Harold Holloway
google
08.10.2018
5/5

Neat place with great food. Will definitely be back when in Lufkin

Ray`s Drive In Cafe
DH
David Hogan
google
08.03.2018
5/5

Have always been satisfied with my experience here. Friendly staff, good burgers, fair prices.

Ray`s Drive In Cafe
DH
Daniel Hamby
google
07.26.2018
5/5

Good little mom and pop joint. Food was good. I had a chill cheese burger and fries. My wife had the shrimp basket. Everything tasted home cooked. We will definitely go back.

Ray`s Drive In Cafe
NR
Niki Rea
google
06.02.2018
5/5

Lived here for 9 years and never ate here before. I ordered dered the Ray's Special burger, hands down the best burger I have eaten in this town. The onion rings were cooked perfectly. Very busy place at lunchtime. Great food and service.

Ray`s Drive In Cafe
CL
Cynthia Lebeau
google
04.27.2018
4/5

Wonderful to the people I serve at work. Always pleasant.

Ray`s Drive In Cafe
RB
Ron Bierman
google
03.16.2018
5/5

The meat taste in the burger was simply amazing. Enjoyed looking at the cars they had. Got to enjoy it with a friend of mine that has been going to here since 59 on first opening day..

Ray`s Drive In Cafe
Ra
Ramona allen
google
02.20.2018
5/5

I love this place not only for the food but the atmosphere.

Ray`s Drive In Cafe
CS
Carson S Miller
google
02.11.2018
4/5

One of the better burger joints. Fun atmosphere. Plenty of seating indoors and out. Texas Toothpicks were on point!

Ray`s Drive In Cafe
MJ
Mj Johnson
google
02.02.2018
5/5

Best Catfish in town hands down!

Ray`s Drive In Cafe
JA
Jeff Arnold
google
02.02.2018
5/5

Ray's has been a Lufkin staple since 1959. With a drive in, drive-thru, indoor and outdoor seating... There's plenty of options for getting your burger fix. Ray's is known for their amazing burgers, steak, chicken and fish baskets and their onion rings. They serve beer and frozen "adult" drinks. The newly remodeled dining room provides a great dinner atmosphere. The wait can be a while but.. good things take time.

Ray`s Drive In Cafe
HD
Holly Davis
google
01.15.2018
5/5

Great food as always! Been eating here since I was a kid! Best onion rings!

Ray`s Drive In Cafe
IM
Irene Mettlen
google
01.15.2018
5/5

The food is cooked like it was back in the 50's, staff is friendly. It's always clean..good place for family to take time to enjoy lunch or supper.

Ray`s Drive In Cafe
LD
Latresha Daniels
google
01.15.2018
5/5

Fresh, and hot food. AWESOME

Ray`s Drive In Cafe
bv
bird vogel
google
11.14.2017
1/5

Tarter Sauce still good disappointed in the trout basket they use to be good where's my 1 onion ring plus the amount not worth the price

Ray`s Drive In Cafe
AM
Angela Mcdaniel
google
11.10.2017
1/5

The food and service are usually good but today 7/24/20 both sucked!! I was extremely disappointed with the wait time and the food wasn’t good at all! Frito pie was too greasy to eat and the fish was fishy and cold by the time I got it and I had to turn around and come back to the restaurant because they forgot to put my frito pie in the bag. And they only had one carhop at 5:30 pm. Highly disappointed!!

Ray`s Drive In Cafe
FH
Faith Harper
google
07.10.2017
4/5

This place looks like something you'd see in Happy Days. It's a drive-in with a diner counter and s nice outdoor seating area. The theme is classic cars. Other reviewers raved about the onion rings, which were definately handmade, but tasted like straight flour. The mixed drinks were weak. But, the burgers were fabulous. I had a chili cheese burger and savored every bite.

Ray`s Drive In Cafe
AP
Anedra Perkins
google
07.08.2017
4/5

The food is SO GOOD!! I got a 1/2 order Steak Finger Basket and it was just right!!!

Ray`s Drive In Cafe
AR
Alex Ranc
google
07.05.2017
5/5

Old school drive in feel and delicious grub!!

Ray`s Drive In Cafe
DO
David Oun
google
06.25.2017
1/5

Was told the restaurant closes at 8:45 pm. They need to change their hours if that’s the case because google still says 9 pm.

Ray`s Drive In Cafe
DM
Dreamcatcher Mitchell
google
06.14.2017
5/5

Excellent place to eat

Ray`s Drive In Cafe
CR
Christopher Redd
google
05.27.2017
3/5

I don't go very often but when I do I'm usually disappointed. It just seems like everything is made as an afterthought the burgers are very greasy and it seems to take forever to come out. That being said it's a Lufkin institution and there's probably going to be a hundred people pop up to tell me that I'm wrong. I'm not saying don't go I'm just saying don't expect a lot. Ray's if you don't get on the ball your competitors are going to pass you by.

Ray`s Drive In Cafe
AW
Aaron Wilson
google
05.06.2017
5/5

We showed up a little too close to closing, but they were accommodating and still took our order. That Texas ranch burger is lit. 💯

Ray`s Drive In Cafe
CS
Craig Smith
google
04.18.2017
5/5

I’ve been coming to Ray’s Drive In since I was a little boy and the food never disappoints. My favorites are the burgers, steak fingers, and onion rings.

Ray`s Drive In Cafe
3picex
google
03.17.2017
5/5

Great food good prices friendly staff. Everything I ordered was good. Car hop ram her bitt off for everyone to get people served as soon as she could.

Ray`s Drive In Cafe
GP
George Pichardo
google
03.14.2017
3/5

Very confusing at first until u realize it's a counter top service. With that there is no table side service, which I'm ok with. It was a lot of little thing I observed while being here( and possibly the fact that I ordered a jalapeno cheeseburger and the jalapenos weren't present) that warented the three stars...so it may have been just our visit. None the less may be worth giving a try!

Ray`s Drive In Cafe
DN
David Nuckels
google
02.12.2017
5/5

Enjoyable place with great food.

Ray`s Drive In Cafe
KC
Kyle Cook
google
01.26.2017
5/5

I love it! A must go to when in Lufkin.

Ray`s Drive In Cafe
JF
John Fluth
google
01.06.2017
5/5

Hidden gem a short distance from the main highways. Local favorite. Ordered the Ray's burger, onion rings and fries. Wonderful food!

Ray`s Drive In Cafe
AC
Alana Cummings
google
01.05.2017
3/5

I love Ray's, but was very disappointed today at lunch. I ordered a cheeseburger to go, got back to work and the burger had almost no meat. It was very thin, not even a pattie, just small broken thin pieces of meat place on the bun. It didn't even cover the whole bun. It just covered maybe half the bun.The cheese was thicker than what meat was on it. The burger was mainly just bread, mayo lettuce, tomato with cheese. I was very disappointed. I would have rather an employee tell me it will take longer to fix because they had to fix another one for me or have them tell me that the ran out of meat and I needed to order something else.

Ray`s Drive In Cafe
BC
Bradley Crawford
google
10.27.2016
5/5

This is a great place to eat. My family and I stopped in after a softball tournament and ordered sone burgers and chicken nuggets. The burger was very flavorful and juicy. The service was very friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone passing through the area.

Ray`s Drive In Cafe
IP
Isidro Perez Jr.
google
09.09.2016
5/5

Best place in Lufkin to get a awesome burger

Ray`s Drive In Cafe
KD
Kim Denson
google
08.20.2016
5/5

One of a kind, love the cheeseburger basket with onion rings

Ray`s Drive In Cafe
RH
Ramona Howell
google
08.04.2016
3/5

Just good. Little pricey. Not great like it used to be.

Ray`s Drive In Cafe
MH
Marie Hendry
google
07.22.2016
5/5

Rays is awesome and I am grown up now been eating there since I was a teenager I am 51now

Ray`s Drive In Cafe
KB
Kalob Bohall
google
07.03.2016
5/5

Gluten free burger is my son's favourite!

Ray`s Drive In Cafe
Pop
google
07.02.2016
4/5

The food at Ray's is always great. They're still not over the COVID thing. But, whatever....... maybe one day soon.

Ray`s Drive In Cafe
GM
Gary Messmer
google
06.14.2016
5/5

Cute place, in business since 1959. Better than chains!!!

Ray`s Drive In Cafe
CT
Chris Thomas
google
05.17.2016
5/5

Called ahead to place my order this time, as I have many times before, and just like each time I call, they were friendly and very helpful. I'm usually ordering for family members and the staff at this location is always accommodating and don't mind taking the time to help even if it takes several minutes to place an order. They go over the details until the burgers, sides, or whatever else I may need are ordered to perfection, then prepare them exactly as ordered! Never had to send anything back, not once. Some people say Ray's is a little pricey, but I say you get what you pay for. Sure don't get this level of service at a McDonald's or Burger King 😂

Ray`s Drive In Cafe
MG
Mikey G
google
03.19.2016
5/5

This is a great local burger joint that anyone visiting Lufkin must enjoy. Their burgers taste dramatically different than most of the other fast food places that serve hamburgers, and in a positive way! Really good juicy burgers, with grilled buns. The staff is nice, the atmosphere is amazing, and the best part is it's one of the old style retro drive-in burger joints as well.

Ray`s Drive In Cafe
WD
William Doughboy Watson
google
02.25.2016
5/5

GOOD FOOD. I RECOMMEND THE RAYS SPECIAL BUT ONLY IF YOU HAVE THE ABILITY TO EAT A BIG DOUBLE CHEESEBURGER. CHICKEN STRIP BASKET IS ALSO GREAT.

Ray`s Drive In Cafe
BS
Bobby Smith
google
02.20.2016
5/5

I think it's a great place and has been for 42 years. I have enjoyed their food and their service since I was about 18 years old!

Ray`s Drive In Cafe
TH
Ted Holland
google
01.24.2016
5/5

It takes some 'oomph' to beat Mom's hamburgers....you did it. People in Lufkin sure are lucky having Mom's and Ray's.

Ray`s Drive In Cafe
JS
Justin Sory
google
01.24.2016
5/5

Best local burger!

Ray`s Drive In Cafe
KE
KAL EL
google
01.19.2016
5/5

This place was awesome! Speedy service, affordable, and delicious. I got myself a bacon-cheese burger with chili-cheese fries with a blue Hawaiian adult slushie for the drink. It was amazing and probably the best place I've eaten at in Lufkin. I definitely olan on going back before this job is done. At 3.50 for the adult slushie I'm going on my day off..lol

Your question has been sent.

Expect an answer!

Thank!

Your review has been submitted.

Order food

Reservation

Want to order over the phone?

Call 19366343262

Thank you for being with us!

We will call you back!