Cheap Eats 2012: Ray’s the Steaks at East River
Filet Mignon with Sweet Potato Fries and Cole Slaw (left) and Beer Battered Shrimp Appetizer (right). Photographs by Scott Suchman.
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Ray's the Steaks at East River (Closed)
Address: 3905 Dix St., Washington, DC 20019
Phone: 202-396-7297
Cuisines: Seafood, Steaks, American
Opening Hours: Open Tuesday through Saturday 11:30 to 9:30, Sunday noon to 9.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: Minnesota Ave., Benning Road
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes Beer-battered shrimp; cold-smoked fried chicken; crab royale; crabcake sandwich; crab bisque; New York strip; baby back ribs; Key-lime pie; chocolate mousse; cobbler of the day.
Price Details: Sandwiches $6.95 to $11.95, entrées $9.95 to $21.95.
Special Features:
Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Cheap Eats 2012

This recently spiffed-up sibling of the Arlington mecca Ray’s the Steaks is as committed to value as it is to quality. You don’t need starters here—entrée portions are giant and come with plentiful sides—but it’d be a shame to miss the fabulous crab bisque or an octet of beautifully fried shrimp. Most steaks are outside the Cheap Eats budget, but tear into a plate of tender baby back ribs or barbecue chicken and you won’t feel like you’re missing anything.

Also good: Smoky fried chicken; pit-beef sliders; steak and cheese; Bad Boy burger, a traditional cheeseburger; coleslaw.

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