Ben's Chili Bowl
Eatery famous for spicy hot dogs & more
American · Atlas District/H Street Corridor · $
The Zagat Review
4.2
Food
3.5
Decor
4.0
Service
 
“Nostalgia reigns” at these diners, hailed as a “must-stop” for “infamous” half-smoke hot dogs and chili, with “late-night” hours and “hardworking” staffers as further pluses; the “dingy” U Street “institution” (complete with a “time-capsule jukebox” ) is joined by an H Street NE addition and an Arlington “knockoff.”
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hours Open Today · 11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
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Monday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
location 1001 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA phone +1 202-733-1895 website benschilibowl.com directions Get Directions
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Google Reviews
3.9
(478)
The chili was great and everyone was very friendly. Definitely a place to stop for lunch if you're visiting on vacation. It wasn't very busy when we went around 1:00pm. Both the chili and chili dogs were great! They do charge extra for toppings though!
Ally Smith · June 12, 2018
Ben's Chili Bowl is a staple of DC. I like this location better than the original on U Street NW. Burgers and hot dogs with various toppings, yes to include chili. Fries are good, enjoyed eating them. If you want a good burger or hot dog meal at a decenf price, definitely stop by if you are in the area. Staff friendly, patient and helpful.
Mike K · April 9, 2018
Every time I go to this location, they always get my order wrong. The service is very slow when it's not even busy. The food at the U Street location is better and my order is always correct.
Shanelle Casey · June 8, 2018