Ray's the Steaks at East River (Closed)

3905 Dix St.
Washington, DC 20019


Cuisines: Seafood, Steaks, American

Opening Hours:
Open Tuesday through Saturday 11:30 to 9:30, Sunday noon to 9.

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Nearby Metro Stops: Minnesota Ave., Benning Road

Price Range: Inexpensive

Dress: Informal

Reservations: Not Needed

Website: http://

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: Ray’s the Steaks at East River

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.