Ben’s Chili Bowl


Ben’s Chili Bowl

1213 U Street, Washington, 20009-4442, DC

This cafeteria-style eatery is a Washington landmark and recently celebrated its 50th year serving up delicious chili, dogs and thick milkshakes. Be sure to check out the many photos of famous patrons that line the walls.

Recent Traveler Reviews


by Susan and Phyl T

Absolutely delicious food-the chili half-smoke was extremely tasty and so were the chili fries, but if you have a concern about your heart health, you may not want to venture here too often...
Best chilli ever

by Aussie_2012

This is the original Ben's and is still run by Virginia Ali and her children (since Ben Ali passed away). Get here nice and early as the queues can get quite long. We were very…