Date Night has driven by Ray’s Killer Creek many times, but we have never eaten there. When we get invited to try their new Killer Cuts menu, we jump at the chance knowing that we get to finally try the restaurant and we discover a pretty good deal while we are there.
Our son used to play roller hockey at The Cooler, which is right down the street from Ray’s, which is located on (surprise!) Killer Creek. The building is huge and nicely decorated with aged wood.
Check out the chandelier.
It was rescued from a wildfire in Texas. They have two of them in the ceiling. The main attraction in the dining room is the kitchen, which takes up an entire wall.
It’s a busy place, and if you are facing the right way, it can entertain you throughout your meal. The star of the kitchen is the brick oven, which can get up to 1800 degrees. As we will see, it’s the perfect place to cook a steak.
The Killer Cuts menu is designed for those who like to eat early. From 4PM-6PM every day (5PM-9PM on Sundays) you can order a salad, entree and side for only $24 a person. We get to choose from two salads, five entrees and two sides. But we are getting a little ahead of ourselves. Before we see what we picked, let’s order a beer.
Monday Night Drafty Kilt that’s aged in bourbon barrels is one of the best beers we have had this year. If you see this on a menu, drink it up, because it’s hard to find. Better yet, get something else so that there’s more for us to drink! Our beer is delivered right after our bread basket.
Order more of the raisin walnut bread as soon as they bring it. It’s that good and we guarantee you will want seconds.
You can order a mixed greens salad or a Caesar salad. We get one of each.
I like the mixed better because it has candied pecans. My date likes the Caesar because it doesn’t have blue cheese.
It’s hard to choose an entree. You can opt for a NY strip steak, prime rib, or filet mignon. Non-meat eaters can try chicken or salmon. We both order meat.
The NY strip steak is made in that hot brick oven. It probably didn’t take long to grill. It’s a beauty, and there’s plenty of meat here. In fact, some comes home for lunch the next day. The prime rib is just as gorgeous.
I ate every well-seasoned bite. We are very full, but dessert beckons in the form of a chocolate mousse layer cake. It’s the perfect thing to share.
The crust is made from crushed oreos. Ray’s “crushed” this dessert out of the park. The mousse is fluffy and pairs perfectly with the crust, which is made from one of our favorite snacks.
The bottom line on Ray’s Killer Creek: A very enjoyable meal. We will definitely go back to sample the other items on the Killer Cuts menu that we did not get to try this time. If you look at Ray’s prices, this is a steal at $24. You just have to take your grandmother who likes to eat at 4:30PM because the deal is not good after 6PM. Go early, go hungry, and at these prices, go often!
Disclaimer time: Because we were invited to try the Killer Cuts menu, we did not pay for our meal at Ray’s. Our words, however, are priceless. Thanks to Emily Connolly at Melissa Libby & Associates for the invitation and to the great staff at Ray’s Killer Creek for making us feel so welcome.