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The Classics

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8606 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910-3915
+1 301-588-7297
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17:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 15:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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md
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I were in the mood for a good hamburger. The Classics is the place to go for it.(Also have an extensive menu for other things including hanger steak, that are well priced) The manager was friendly and greeted us. We sat in the bar area that includes tables and chairs. First, spicy cashews and bread arrived at... More 

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Thank MdAnne
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nowhere better for Steaks, and the prices can't be beat. Everyone I take here loves it - seriously. What impresses me is the how they flavor their food. You can tell the really care about what they serve. Highly recommend.

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Thank UncleMiltieDC
Los Angeles, California
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308 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

I think this is probably a good local spot to go to for a drink, to watch a game or to have a casual meeting with friends. I had a business dinner there. The food was very underwhelming so it's not a place to impress people.

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Thank StationToStation
Atlanta, Georgia
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

The restaurant was excellent. The steak was delicious, the service was very good and the price reasonable. We enjoyed and will return.

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Thank Anita L
Columbia, Maryland
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Pros: The steak, fresh roasted cashews, freshly baked herbed bread, and baked potato were all very good. Between us we had 2 Filet Mignon and one special 22 oz. bone-in Ribeye. All were perfectly cooked to medium rare. The lightly spiced roasted cashews were a great palate starter. The freshly baked bread was good, but would have been better if... More 

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Thank Jennifer M
Cincinnati, Ohio
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Three colleagues and I were entertained at The Classics. We had a private room. The room was sparsely decorated, the walls had scuff marks and the carpet stained. It felt more like a staff canteen room than a private dining room. Our server arrived, leaned over, resting on one of the empty chairs and proceeded with .... "welcome to our... More 

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Thank DrLivingstone41
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Please read my overall comments below, but I will start with the food reviews. Almost before you are fully seated someone delivers rolls and butter. The rolls are good, but the butter was better - a little extra salty and just right! We tried the glazed bacon starter and it was excellent. My wife and I also split (the kitchen... More 

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Kent
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327 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 275 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

My wife and I dropped in for an earlier dinner after a day sight-seeing in Washington. We sat in a booth and water arrived promptly. Our server was quite chipper. We both went for the half rack of ribs with fries and coleslaw. The ribs was a huge slab - moist and tender with a rich flavour. Too full for... More 

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Thank Owen_thesaints
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Incredible value on the food there. I consider this to be the best steak for your money that you can get in the DC area. Granted, the atmosphere is not as fancy as some other city spots, but what you lose in ambiance you more than get back in food quality.

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1 Thank Dan D
Baltimore, Maryland
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Have passed by The Classics for years we finally ventured there for a dinner/movie outing. The bar setting looked nice and cozy which we were led past into the dining room. It was clean but not much else in the way of decor other than some wine bottles on shelves. Watching the AFI theater marquee and all the people passing... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$40
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
15:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8606 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910-3915
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Silver Spring
  • Phone Number: +1 301-588-7297
Description
The Classics Restaurant, in Silver Spring MD, is a Zagat top-rated and Washingtonian Magazine "100 Best Restaurants" winner, yearly since 2007. Formerly Ray's The Classics, we continue the tradition of providing the finest premium steaks and seafood menu items at the most approachable pricing in an inclusive atmosphere.

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