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Ben's Chili Bowl

Celebrities, locals and tourists alike have flocked to Ben's Chili Bowl for over 57 years for its flavorful and authentic food, family friendly atmosphere and rich history. Family owned and operated, you'll probably see the family behind the counter at Ben's original location on U Street.

But Ben's has expanded to other convenient locations for residents and tourists. There is a Ben's Chili Bowl inside Washington Reagan National Airport (pre-security), another off Capital Hill at 1001 H ST NE DC, and you can find Ben's at Washington Nationals Park during all home baseball games.

Make sure you try Ben's Famous Chili Half Smoke, voted Washington's signature dish. Other favorites include Chili Cheese Fries, Chili Dogs, Chili Cheese Burgers, Veggie Dogs, Rice Bowls, Salad Bowls and thick milkshakes.

Got Groups? All Ben's Chili Bowl locations can take your large groups and we have special all-in priced group menus to make your visit easy for all.

No visit to DC would be complete without a visit to Ben's Chili Bowl. We are local, iconic and and have been a landmark in DC for nearly 6 decades. We look forward to serving you.

Largest Meeting Room Details
Capacity, Classroom-style: 55
Capacity, Theatre-style: 55
Facility Amenities
After Hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Metro Access, Private Dining, Set Menu, Takeout, Full Menu, Semi-Private dining, Group Dining, Late Night, ATM, ADA compliant
after_hours
1
Breakfast Hours
6am-10:45am
Cuisine
American
Dinner Hours
11am-2am
Hours of Operation
6am-2am, 4am weekends
Lunch_Hours
11am-2am
metro_access
1
Private Rm Capacity
55
Rest Type
Casual Dining
Seating Capacity
120
Rate Type
under $12
Min to Airport
20
Distance to Conv Center
2 Miles
Discount
Military Discounts
Metro Station
U Street/African-Amer Civil War Memorial/Cardozo
Parking
Self
Valet
N/A
Metro Line
Green
Nearby Landmarks
Arlington National Cemetery, Union Station, Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Payment Options
American Express, Cash, MasterCard, Visa
1213 U St. NW
Washington, DC 20009
U Street
Contact

(202) 667-0909 / (202) 667-6608 fax

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