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Ben's Chili Bowl

U Street Corridor
Food22 Decor14 Service19 Cost$14
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Our Summary Review

"Junk-food heaven" is a "mouthwatering" ‘half-smoke' (spicy hot dog) or a half-pound burger, with "drenched chili-cheese fries" and a "creamy" milkshake at this "venerable" DC "icon" with long lines full of blue-collar "workers, college students, U Street partygoers and the tux- and ball-gown–clad" (the POTUS never has to wait); sure, the "'50s diner"–style digs are a bit "dumpy" and "crowded", but the counter staff is "always cheerful", and it's "cheap" for a "piece of history"; P.S. an H Street NE branch is expected soon. How we get this »

1213 U Street Northwest | Map
Washington, District of Columbia 20009

Today's hours:
6:00am - 4:00am

Monday 6:00am - 2:00am
Tuesday 6:00am - 2:00am
Wednesday 6:00am - 2:00am
Thursday 6:00am - 2:00am
Friday 6:00am - 4:00am
Saturday 7:00am - 4:00am
Sunday 11:00am - 11:00pm

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