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Ray's Hell-Burger Too

1713 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22201

Neighborhood: Arlington, Rosslyn, Arlington, Clarendon/Courthouse

Cuisines: American

Nearby Metro Stops: Rosslyn, Court House

Price Range: Inexpensive

Dress: Informal

Noise Level: N/A

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.

Great New Restaurants 2010: Ray's Hell Burger Too

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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.