There are many great breakfast places in Illinois that get plenty of well-deserved attention. But, there are others that just quietly go about their business without much hoopla. That's the story for a hidden gem in Illinois just named the best hole-in-the-wall breakfast place by a major national site.

None other than MSN just created a new feature honoring the best hole-in-the-wall breakfast places in each state. For Illinois, it was this humble place located on a small side street just a block from the interstate.

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This is Ray's Diner in Elgin, Illinois which has been serving breakfast all day every day for 40 years.

The reviews on Yelp rave about Ray's Diner. Here are a few of the more recent ones:

Ed B - "What's there to say really? The place is pretty great. Old school diner with amazing service and great food."

Michael S - "I must compliment the staff at Ray's. You will never see a restaurant staff that hustles like this. Your coffee will always be refill and kept hot.

Pierre B - "Great place for comfort not just for food but the environment makes you feel welcomed no matter where you come from

You get the idea. The MSN article compliments Ray's Diner for being a breakfast go-to for 40 years and they still remain in a very small humble building. Not exactly a hole-in-the-wall, but definitely a sometimes overlooked epic Illinois breakfast option.

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