Ray's Hell-Burger

1725 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22209


Neighborhood: Arlington, Arlington, Clarendon/Courthouse

Cuisines: American, Deli/Quick Bites

Opening Hours:
Open Sunday through Thursday 11 to 10, Friday and Saturday 11 to 11.

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Nearby Metro Stops: Clarendon, Court House

Price Range: Inexpensive

Dress: Informal

Noise Level: Chatty

Reservations: Not Accepted

Best Dishes:
Cheeseburger; Big Poppa burger; Burger of Seville with foie gras; tater tots.

Price Details:
Burgers, $7 (some cheeses are $1 to $5 extra).

Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly

Cheap Eats 2012: Ray's Hell Burger

Cheap Eats 2012

Just a few years ago, Michael Landrum’s strip-mall burger joint was a cash-only foodie favorite. But a couple of high-profile visits (how would you like that cooked, Mr. President?) changed that. We’re glad most of the burgers have stayed the way they’ve always been, from the Mack, a sublime pile-up of American cheese, tomatoes, pickles, and onions, to the more sophisticated B.I.G. Poppa, a peppered patty layered with blue cheese and Cognac-sautéed mushrooms. Excellent sides include coleslaw and a mac and cheese so wonderfully rich it’s hard to believe the $2.50 price tag.

Also good: Dogcatcher burger with bone marrow; cheesesteak; New Jack Zing burger with pepperjack and jalapeños.