Great New Restaurants 2010: Ray's Hell Burger Too
25 places that are making the Washington dining scene better than ever
Reviewed By Todd Kliman, Ann Limpert, Kate Nerenberg, Rina Rapuano
Comments () | Published October 4, 2010

Ray's Hell-Burger Too
Address: 1713 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201
Neighborhood: Arlington, Rosslyn, Arlington, Clarendon/Courthouse
Cuisines: American
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: Rosslyn, Court House
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Reservations: Not Accepted
Best Dishes Wild-boar burger; Big Punisher burger; Dog Catcher burger, topped with marrow and persillade; Mack burger, with American cheese; cole slaw; mac' and cheese; milkshakes.
Price Details: Burgers $5.99 to $16.99, sides $1.25 to $5.
Special Features:
Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly

As lines snake out of Ray’s Hell-Burger, in-the-know burger lovers are sneaking over to Michael Landrum’s recent spinoff, farther down the strip mall. Besides the regular Hell-Burger menu, you’ll find table service, glasses of Cabernet and pints of beer, and a credit-card machine. Even better are such new additions as a venison burger with cherry and puréed chestnut and a juicy wild-boar burger done up Vietnamese style with pickled daikon and carrot. In typical Landrum fashion, the dining room is bare and the service a bit rushed. But it’s well worth it.

Don’t miss: The Big Punisher, a spice lover’s burger with pepper-jack and jalapeños; the Mack, an American-cheese-topped burger; or design your own with high-end cheeses and interesting toppings.

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