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Ben's Chili Bowl

  • $
  • Burgers, Hot Dogs, Other
  • 1213 U St NW, Washington 20009 38.917004 -77.028326
  • (At 12th St NW)
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  • (202) 667-0909
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User Ratings (Based on 8 reviews)

avg-come back to15
Food 2 Value 2_5
Service 2_5 Atmosphere 2_5

Other Restaurant Info

(202) 667-0909
Cash Only
Breakfast Mon-Fri: 6am-10:45am Sat: 7am-10:45am Main Menu Mon-Thu: 10:45am-2am Fri-Sat: 10:45am-4am Sun: 11am-12am
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Cheap Eats, Late Night, Private Parties, Take Out, Trendy

User Reviews

  • Ben's Chili Bowl

    Posted by j jacobs on 2012-01-18

    Don't Bother

    This place is a waste of time raw on one side burned on the other, the cooks are so out of it, and if you complain you get thrown out. dont Bother with this junk...

  • Ben's Chili Bowl

    Posted by Mrs.Bbmrs on 2011-03-01

    big disappointed

    We drove up from Mechanicsville Va. because my son saw it on Man vs Food all that I can say is..... it was DISAPPOINTING. I have never tasted a nasty hit dog in my life UNTIL today .... I will never ever go there again...

  • Ben's Chili Bowl

    Posted by lunch in Northern VA on 2010-03-15

    What is the hype about this place?

    This place is simply not good.. The hot dogs at 7 eleven are much better than this over price supposed DC icon of a restuarnt

  • Ben's Chili Bowl

    Posted by Anonymous on 2010-01-15


    I have no idea what these other reviewers are talking about! Ben's Chili Bowl is the greatest restaurant in history (and what a great history it has)! Okay, I admit, I'm a vegetarian, so the vegetarian chili cheese fries (paradise in a bowl) might be a bi

  • Ben's Chili Bowl

    Posted by Cortney B. from Alexandria on 2008-11-10

    Big Disappointmentment!

    Had a hankering for a truly great chili dog so we braved driving to U St. There was no room even to stand in line, so we thought we'd waid our turn because it had to be good. For $17.70 we got two chili dogs, one fry and two milkshakes. The chili tast

  • Ben's Chili Bowl

    Posted by Anonymous on 2007-11-06

    It is a great place, but.....

    It's a great place, and is a landmark in DC, but don't let that fool you, Ben's Chili Bowl isn't going to be winning any chili cookoff's anytime soon. It is definately a place I would go to after a night of drinking, but that is about it. The prices wer

  • Ben's Chili Bowl

    Posted by Anonymous on 2007-04-24

    DC Classic

    Ben's Chili Bowl offers up some of the cities best value food and has a real local spirit. An absolute surprise is their vegetarian options -- veggie burgers and veggie chili. Food is made fast, to order, and tastes great. Pictures of Bill Cosby adorn th

  • Ben's Chili Bowl

    Posted by Mitchell on 2006-08-04

    Great casual cheap Southern style dining

    Ben's Chili Bowl is a great Southern style hub for the ethnocentric on U Street between 12th & 13th Streets. The food and the service are both great! Prices are extremely low, and it is a great experience for anyone.

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