The food was very good, and the locals and most tourists end up here to eat for breakfast, lunch, dinner. Lines form after 6PM so get there early enough to avoid a wait. They do not take reservations. The meal I had for the whole thing was an unbelievable $7, and the tea was $2. It was a great deal
Favorite Dish: I had a hamburger steak, and it came with all you can eat salad bar and huge baked potato. The food was good, and to say the least, the portions of it all surely filled me up. The salad bar had a lot of great items, and all fresh.
The hamburger was good, and it was 1/2 pound at least. Cost of it was $4 and the fries were $2. So prices are right on. The problem with the place is there were local teens "working" there, or supposed to be. Instead, they just laid around on the counter and talked and friends came in the the talk led to sexuality, and local life in what they envision as a boring town they are stuck in. Yeh, well, work harder.
Favorite Dish: That hamburger was the one to choose.
The food I had was medicore for a burger and fries. NOthing to brag about, but it is the only real bar type in town that also serves food. The locals come here to hang out and look at tourists. The real issue was the attitude of the bar waitresses, and the manager. All seemed not to give a darn if you got served, and the look and demeanor was like-YEH what do you want and why are you here. I would not return with the attitude I got. It was not only me; others got the same rub.
Favorite Dish: The burger was okay is all bout you can say. They grill it right on the back bar ledge where there is the grill inset. It looks like they continually keep frying burgers, so do not get caought with a cold one while you are having a cold one.
I cannot find the words to really explain Ray’s. It has been part of my life in southern Utah since I was a teenager. I once spent a long day there on the bench out front waiting for a friend to pick me up. Nursing a bottle of coke as I waited is a very fond memory. I had some very nice conversations that day.
It is the period at the end of many great bike rides, river trips and hikes. After several days in the clear hot sun of the desert the cool darkness of Ray’s is like a balm.
If you come through Southern Utah and miss a stop at Ray’s I will weep for you.
Favorite Dish: This is not high cuisine it is road food. The standard here is a burger and fries. I do not even look at the menu any more.
For years the management was openly hostile to vegi-heads but they now have a fairly good vegi-burger.
Cold beer is the standard. The bar is well stocked.
Some times the wait staff is a little rough on you. It is all part of the show. Do not take offence. A gruff waitress is a western icon.
It may not look like much, kind of a blue collar hang out, but all are welcome. The service is casual, laid back, the food hot and good, brews are local, and the blueberry shakes are out of this world. Especially after a week of river food. They welcome river runners and have plenty of great pictures and t-shirts from companies that will give you a river trip.
In the back is a pool table, but that gets pushed out of the way when the crowds are big.
We had a great time there and will definitely go back. (and I'll get a picture then...it was too dark by the time we got there).