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Ben's Chili Bowl

Celebrities, locals and tourists alike have flocked to Ben's Chili Bowl for over 58 years for its flavorful and authentic food, friendly atmosphere and rich history. Try our famous Chili Half Smoke, voted Washington's signature dish. Ben's is also great for groups, large parties, meetings, and business breakfasts. We have hosted several law firms, corporations, governments and non profits over the years giving them not only great food, but a rich local DC experience. We also have 3 historians that can welcome, teach and guide your group for a personal and unique visit. For more information or to book please send an email to groups [at] If you are looking for a different environment or something more upscale Ben's has two sister full service restaurants; Ben's Next Door and Ben's Upstairs that are happy to accommodate your group or meeting.

Largest Meeting Room Details
Capacity, Banquet-style: 85
Capacity, Classroom-style: 55
Capacity, Theatre-style: 55
Meeting Space Details
Inside Reception Capacity: 100
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, Woman Owned, Minority Owned
Breakfast Hours
Dinner Hours
Hours of Operation
6am-2am, 4am weekends
Lunch Hours
Private Rm Capacity
Rest Type
Casual Dining
Seating Capacity
Rate Type
under $12
Min to Airport
Distance to Conv Center
Military Discounts
Metro Station
U Street/African-Amer Civil War Memorial/Cardozo
Metro Line
Green, Yellow
Nearby Landmarks
Union Station, Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Payment Options
American Express, Cash, MasterCard, Visa

Meeting Space

Room Name Dimensions Total Sq. Ft. Ceiling Height Theater Capacity Banquet Capacity Classroom Capacity Addl Info
Back Room --x-- -- -- 55 55 55
Middle Room --x-- -- -- 35 35 35
Middle/Back Room --x-- -- -- 90 90 90
1213 U St. NW
Washington, DC 20009
U Street

(202) 667-0909 / (202) 667-6608 fax or info () benschilibowl ! com

Ben's Chili Bowl Space

Largest Room: 55
Total Square Footage: 0

Ben's Chili Bowl General Info

Number of Rooms: 2

Ben's Chili Bowl Proximity

Min to Airport: 20
Distance to Conv Center: 2
Distance to Metro: 0

Location & Nearby Spots