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Ray's The Classics

8606 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910-3915
301-588-7297
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Ranked #33 of 315 restaurants in Silver Spring
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Silver Spring, MD
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129 reviews 129 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Now called "The Classics", it is still one of the best steak houses that I have eaten at. All of us had salads and one person in our party had the steak tartar stuffed deviled eggs which he said were excellent. Our party of six had either the crab, rib eye steak, or the New York strip special. We also... More

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I have eaten here over a dozen times. The food is great, service is good....but the bartender can make drinks like nobody else! I now only go to the bar area where they have terrific burgers and hanger steaks (which i don't get in the main dinning room). Anyway, I digress... the bartender (NICK) makes great drinks, is always on... More

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Silver Spring
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Although no longer owned by Ray, this fine dining steak house has stayed true to his principals of good food,excellent service, and fair prices for wine and drinks. Our steaks were perfectly prepared in a range of style choices. Consider eating in the bar area with a separate menu offering some lesser priced options (it was jammed on this visit).... More

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

The service is great, the cheese burgers are the best! I love the mac'n' cheese! the chocolate moose is the best!!! It is my favorite steak house!

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Great restaurant, personally though I prefer the food in the bar area. There the hanger steak and the burgers are terrific. You can't get those menu items in the main dining room. You don't need reservations in the bar area, either. Reservations are necessary for the main area.

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Silver Spring
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Will never set foot in this place again. Empty seats and tables, waiting for my wife (5 minutes away) and they told me to stand and wait at a crowded bar. Because of a serious health issues I cannot stand for any period of time. They said the rules were the rules--entire party had to be there to be seated.... More

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Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is my choice for a celebratory dinner or when I just want a good steak! Their meats are terrific (my wife and kids say their fish entrees are good too but I think it is a sacrilege to order anything but meat here) and their sides are both generous and tasty. They offer some really good appetizers as well.... More

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Ray's is excellent for steak obviously, but they also have a nice selection of alternatives. portions are generous. service is very good.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I really enjoy Ray's and think it may be one of the better values in town for a great steak. I highly recommend Ray's, but suggest you make reservations on a Friday or Saturday night.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I'm so happy this restaurant is close to my neighborhood. I believe it is as good as Ruth's Chris and Morton's without those high prices. Granted it is expensive, but is in reach without sacrificing quality. Service is very good. One of my girlfriends put her water bottle on the table, and the waiter kindly asked her to remove it.... More

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