Monday, December 12, 2011

Ray's Hell Burger

I finally did it, I made it to Ray's Hell Burger, a place I have been wanting to try for about two years. After waking up really early Saturday morning to go to Arlington Cemetery for the laying of the wreaths (more info about this) with my friend, we decided to get lunch afterwards.If you haven't been to Arlington Cemetery before, I strongly suggest going.

When we got to Ray's is was pretty empty since it was still pretty early, I think we got there right when it opens(11), so we didn't have to wait long to order or get our food (I've heard the lines are terrible).

I ordered the Big Punisher in their new smaller 1/3lb size, $6.99 that comes with pepperjack cheese, charred jalapeños, grilled onions and Pirañha Sauce (green spicy sauce). All of the flavors went really well together and the spice was manageable.
I also got a $2 side order of French fries and a drink ~$2 to go with my meal-just your average fries, but I thought it was a pretty small serving of fries.
Randolph got the Big Poppa Burger in its original 10oz size for $10.99. It comes with aged Danish Bleu Cheese, sautéed mushrooms, grilled onions. He really liked his burger. 
Overall the burgers and the toppings were great but one key component missing was the bun. It just was not a good bun, it tasted almost stale, and R said that the buns have never been that great the few times he has been here. Both R and I's meals cost about the same ~$12, but I got the smaller burger, fries and a drink while he just got the bigger burger. I was stuffed, and R ended up eating half the fries so I guess you just need to decide how hungry you are. Next time I am here I will just order the 1/3lb burger and that will be enough for me.

While the burgers were good, I don't feel like it is worth waiting in a ridiculously long line to try one, so when you make your visit don't go at peak times. 

Grade: B

1725 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22209

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1 comment:

  1. I think its funny out of the 2 places I have gone with you, it has been noted I was not full and ate other peoples food haha