Ben's Chili Bowl

AAA Inspector Rating
1213 U St NW
Washington, DC 20009- Map It
Phone: (202) 667-0909
AAA Inspector Rating Details (scale 1-5)
1.5
Overall
Food1.4
Service1.4
Decor1.7
AAA Inspector Notes
The simple diner atmosphere, sizzling hot dogs on the grill and a friendly staff have made this spot a landmark in the area. Since 1958 locals, tourists and celebrities (including Nat King Cole, Miles Davis and President Obama) have been coming here to enjoy a chili half-smoke. The chili dog is king, though such healthy choices as veggie, turkey and beef burgers are available.
$5-$10, cash only
Hot Dogs Burgers
Between 12th and 13th sts. 1213 U St NW 20009. Station: U Street/African-Amer Civil War Memorial/Cardozo
on-site and street.
Closed some major holidays.
Quick Serve. Breakfast, lunch and dinner served. Open late.