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Ray Ray's Italian Beef & Sausage

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1715 Miller Rd, Kalamazoo, MI 49001-4513
+1 269-381-6138
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Eau Claire, Michigan
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I wonder how they settled on a name for this diamond in the rough. Sure, they serve terrific Italian sausage sandwiches. But they have terrific hamburgers...and outstanding meatball sandwiches...and out-of-this-world barbecue...and delicious baked beans...and perfect French fries. Et cetera. The service is extraordinary, too. Chef Dave puts a really nice personal touch on it all. Even though parking and seating... More 

Thank Mark C
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After reading so many positive reviews about this place we decided to give it a try while in town. Driving up to the outside I had my doubts, but once inside you're greeted with a wonderful aroma and very nice people behind the counter. We timed it good as they were not very busy (its a small place) We were... More 

Thank Daniel C
Cape Coral, Florida
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ray Ray's is the real deal! You have to try the Chicago Italian beef, such good flavor and the beef is so tender. Also the Chicago dog is incredible! I don't usually like Chicago dogs because of all the veggies but Ray Ray's is perfect. It's the only place i would order a Chicago dog.. I have loved everything I've... More 

Thank baaat2
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Robert and his fine crew served up another delicious lunch. Today I started with a Chicago Dog as an "appetizer." The main course: an Italian Meatball sandwich. The amount of time, effort, and love all are reflected in the many layers of flavors. I've yet to be disappointed by the quality of the food or the attentiveness of the staff.... More 

Thank Tom J
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Being a Chicago dog addict, I sure am glad I found this reasonabley priced spot. Closed Sunday and Monday, it looks like. Everything, not just the dogs, has been way above average-not hard for Kalamazoo standards but this place would be great even in Chicago. The one thing to watch out for in this cash-only gem is that later in... More 

Thank grammamax
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

It's hard to find Chicago quality pizza outside of the Chicago area, and if you like Chicago style food like Italian beef, it's hard to find outside of Chicago too... But here it is in Michigan. Local restraurant with owner who has a passion for Chicago style food (and sports teams.). This place is a hidden gem. What's with the... More 

Thank diamondmember
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

This place sells the best wet subs in Kalamazoo, it can be messy, but the flavor is 10/10. The MJ burger is fantastic, a flavorful beef burger with chili fries. The chili there is spicy and adds a lot of flavor to dishes.

Thank lflara
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Had to try this place during our short visit to Kalamazoo. It was absolutely delicious. Small walk in carry out business that has the heart of Chicago. For fun you will get hassled if you wear Detroit Tigers etc since they are true Chicago. I highly recommend this as a stop. Its not too far off 94!!!

Thank Kim M
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Good food and a fun atmosphere. Space is somewhat limited but the food makes it worth it. Better as a take out during lunch hour

Thank DonaldMcGehee
Flint, United States
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

If you like Chicago style Italian beef and hot dogs this is your place. First of all, it does not look like a restaurant from the outside and you would probably never see this place driving by. Secondly, the people were SO friendly! They interacted with us, helped us with questions and were very outgoing and made sure we were... More 

Thank Doug A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Delicatessen
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1715 Miller Rd, Kalamazoo, MI 49001-4513
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kalamazoo County  >  Kalamazoo
  • Phone Number: +1 269-381-6138

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