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Ben's Chili Bowl



No visit to DC is complete without a visit to Ben's Chili Bowl.

Celebrities, locals and tourists alike have flocked to Ben's Chili Bowl for over 62 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. In additional to our U Street location, there is a Ben's Chili Bowl inside Washington Reagan National Airport (pre-security between concourses BC) and another location off Capital Hill at 1001 H ST NE DC. You can also find Ben's at Washington Nationals Park during all home baseball games and on the 3rd Floor of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center during conventions only.

Make sure you try Ben's Famous Chili Half Smoke, voted Washington's signature dish. Other favorites include Ben's 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.

Want to try a taste of Ben's before you travel to DC We ship our delicious food to all 50 states at HalfSmokes.com.

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

  • After Hours
  • Metro Access
  • Private Dining
  • Set Menu
  • Takeout
  • Full Menu
  • Semi-Private dining
  • Group Dining
  • Late Night
  • ATM
  • ADA compliant
  • Woman Owned
  • BIPOC Owned
  • Currently Open for Business
Largest Meeting Room Details

Capacity, Banquet-style: 85, Capacity, Classroom-style: 55, Capacity, Theatre-style: 55

Meeting Space Details

Inside Reception Capacity: 100

Distance to Metro

0 Blocks

Distance to Conv Center

2 Miles

Nearby Landmarks

Union Station, Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Cuisine

American

Private Rm Capacity

55

Rest Type

Casual Dining

Seating Capacity

120

Min to Airport

20

Discount

Military Discounts

Metro Station

U Street/African-Amer Civil War Memorial/Cardozo

Parking

Self

Valet

N/A

Metro Line

Green, Yellow

Payment Options

American Express, Cash, MasterCard, Visa

Open For

Take Out, Delivery

CONTACT

1213 U St. NW
Washington, DC 20009
United States

(202) 667-0909

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