Cheap Eats 2012: Ray's Hell Burger
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Ray's Hell-Burger
Address: 1725 Wilson Blvd. , Arlington, VA 22209
Phone: 703-841-0001
Neighborhood: Arlington, Arlington, Clarendon/Courthouse
Cuisines: American, Deli/Quick Bites
Opening Hours: Open Sunday through Thursday 11 to 10, Friday and Saturday 11 to 11.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: Clarendon, Court House
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Accepted
Best Dishes Cheeseburger; Big Poppa burger; Burger of Seville with foie gras; tater tots.
Price Details: Burgers, $7 (some cheeses are $1 to $5 extra).
Special Features:
Kid Friendly
Cheap Eats 2012

Just a few years ago, Michael Landrum’s strip-mall burger joint was a cash-only foodie favorite. But a couple of high-profile visits (how would you like that cooked, Mr. President?) changed that. We’re glad most of the burgers have stayed the way they’ve always been, from the Mack, a sublime pile-up of American cheese, tomatoes, pickles, and onions, to the more sophisticated B.I.G. Poppa, a peppered patty layered with blue cheese and Cognac-sautéed mushrooms. Excellent sides include coleslaw and a mac and cheese so wonderfully rich it’s hard to believe the $2.50 price tag.

Also good: Dogcatcher burger with bone marrow; cheesesteak; New Jack Zing burger with pepperjack and jalapeños.

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