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The Classics

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8606 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910-3915
+1 301-588-7297
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 15:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2014

When i want to sit at a bar--be treated like family and royalty by the owners, and have excellent food i go to The Classics. It was opened by Ray- of Rays the Steaks fame--and then sold to two wonderful staff members--tow affable men -one who is the bartender and one who runs the kitchen-- they are the epitome of... More 

2 Thank wandaaqua
Potomac, Maryland
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69 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2014

Took clients there for dinner and one did not like their steak (felt it was bad cut) and sent it back. Asked for manager who said he was no manager he was the OWNER and it we didnt like it we could take our business elsewhere. Walked away before I could get two sentences out. Thanks, I will do just... More 

2 Thank TCRH
Silver Spring, Maryland
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109 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2014

My husband and I are Silver Spring locals, and Ray's the Classics is our go-to restaurant after a Saturday movie matinee. They are only open for dinner, so don't plan on getting there too early. Parking can be difficult on the street, but there is also a garage nearby. We have only sat on the bistro side of the restaurant,... More 

1 Thank MDRoadWarriors
Silver Spring, Maryland
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2014

The Classics (formerly Ray's the Classics) is one of my favorite restaurants. Elliott (one of the owners) works the bar, while Nick, the other owner, buzzes around making sure all is well. The well-trained wait staff is friendly and accommodating. The front of the house is the bistro, where you can order off of either the main menu or the... More 

2 Thank DavidandLeslie935
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2014 via mobile

Deposited son and his friend at Fillmore for their rock concert. I will be fashionable late...this place is next door and is very good. Shrimp apps are huge and $10 is cheap. Nice place. Excellent quality and price. The garlic shrimp was so good I order the diablo shrimp app too was great. The ribs ok at best, good size... More 

1 Thank John H
Boston, Massachusetts
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170 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2014

We had two business dinners (two groups of 5-6) and were extremely pleased. The environment is basic steak restaurant but clean and comfortable. The steaks were perfectly cooked and delicious. The wine list while limited was priced cheap (Mark up was small for restaurant). The service was pleasant and prompt. Overall, we recommend and certainly return on future visits.

Thank Johnanddon1
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2014

I'm really serious, there's something about the burgers here... they have the best flavor of any burger I've ever tasted. They are huge, so I recommend cutting it in half and taking one half home for lunch the next day. You'll want to eat the whole thing, but you'll only find that you're too full to enjoy the rest of... More 

Thank TravelingwithPamAnn
Birmingham, AL
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200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2014

A group of three went for dinner, all of us ordered the Cowboy-cut (bone-in Ribeye) and none of us could finish it. The temperature was perfect as we all ordered it different (from rare to medium). The sides are all good, we had the mushrooms, creamed spinach. and broccoli. Will definitely go back.

Thank VinoBambinos
Silver Spring, Maryland
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014

If you like aged, prime meat and excellent seafood, you'll love this restaurant. Even better, unlike the typical steakhouses, each entrée comes with sides included. No more charges for veggies, or potatoes. A real bargain and supper dining!

Thank Louis_M003
Silver Spring, Maryland
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014

One of the best steak houses around for value, quality of food and service, and ambiance. They have both a bar setting and a dining room and both are great. Wine list is extensive, cocktails are great.

Thank expatonline

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$40
American, Steakhouse
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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
15:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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
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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