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Ben's Chili Bowl

  • RatingAvg. Dinner Entrée
    $$$$$Greater than $25
    $$$$$18.01 - $25
    $$$$12.01 - $18
    $$$7.01 - $12
    $Less than $7
  • Other, Hot Dogs, Burgers
  • 1213 U St NW, Washington DC20009 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)

Food 2.2 Value 2.4
Service 2.5 Atmosphere 2.3

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 01/17/2012

    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 02/28/2011

    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 03/12/2010

    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 01/14/2010


    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 bit better the the meat chili. However, I know lots of omnivores that love it just as much as me! In conclusion, it's a great family restaurant as far as I know. I highly recommend them.

  • Ben's Chili Bowl

    Posted by Cortney B. from Alexandria on 11/08/2008

    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 tasted if it came out of a generic chili can and spruced up with some tobasco sauce. Had heartburn before we left the restaurant. Have no idea how they lasted 50 years.

  • Ben's Chili Bowl

    Posted by Anonymous on 11/05/2007

    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 were reasonable and I did enjoy the atmosphere and service. I do think that it is a cultural landmark in the area and should always be designated as such.

  • Ben's Chili Bowl

    Posted by Anonymous on 04/23/2007

    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 their walls...what's not to love! Definitely get a milkshake and share an order of chili fries with your table. Don't forget to write your name in the bathroom (it's a giant chalkboard).

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