Ray's the Steaks at East River (Closed)
3905 Dix St.
Washington, DC 20019
Cuisines: Seafood, Steaks, American
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
Reservations: Not Needed
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.
Sandwiches $6.95 to $11.95, entrées $9.95 to $21.95.
Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
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.