No-frills eatery offering homestyle Cajun & Creole specialties & soul food favorites. One of New Orleans premier Creole & New Orleans food restaurants located in the BEST city on earth….NOLA babee! Ray’s is run by Elray “Chef Ray Boom Boom” Holmes, who along with his wife Tammy opened the first location in 2016. Holmes is a chef and also a musician. Today he sings and plays the horn with his exquisitely-named outfit Chef Ray Boom Boom and the Pot Stirrers.
Ray’s serves traditional Creole soul food, and has a niche in bargain lunch plates. Look for catfish Tam with cream sauce, the Treme brass po-boy with grilled shrimp, turkey and remoulade, gumbo and red beans, fried pork chops with greens and, for the marquee dish, the soul platter, made with a frame of chicken wings filled in with fried shrimp and catfish over fries and toast.