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Ben's Chili Bowl

134 locals recommend · Estimated price 1 out of 4 ·

Tips from locals

Brent
Brent
October 26, 2019
A DC staple: order the Original chili half smoke. Bens is the type of place where celebrities come and have their photo taken. A little bit of history, after MLK was assassinated, Bens was the only place on U st that survived the riots that followed. It’s still there, in its original form basking in…
Philip
Philip
October 15, 2019
Ben's is DC's most iconic restaurant. Go enjoy a half-smoke and their delicious chili.
Regina
Regina
August 28, 2019
Historic must see and taste is out this world!
Imani
Imani
August 09, 2019
You can not visit DC without going to Ben’s Chilli Bowl! Yummy shakes, burgers and hotdogs!
Rae
Rae
May 30, 2019
DC institution -- watch for presidents, politicians, and celebs, but mostly mingle with locals.

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Location
1213 U Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20009
Phone+1 202-667-0058
Hours of Operation statusClosed · Opens 6:00 AM
Serves the following meal typesBrunch, Lunch
Reservations
No
Credit Cards
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
Outdoor Seating
No
Menus
Brunch, Lunch
Dining Options
Delivery
ATM
Yes
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