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Ben's Chili Bowl

When: All Year

Where: 1213 U St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20009

Ben's Chili Bowl is a legendary dining destination in DC. This iconic eatery has been serving up mouthwatering chili since its establishment in 1958. Stepping into Ben's Chili Bowl is like taking a nostalgic trip back in time, as its retro decor and bustling atmosphere create an inviting experience.


Renowned for its signature chili, which perfectly balances heat and flavor, Ben's Chili Bowl has become a cherished institution for locals and tourists alike. From their classic chili dogs and half-smokes to their delectable vegetarian options, this beloved spot offers a range of delicious dishes that cater to diverse tastes. Ben's Chili Bowl is more than just a restaurant; it is a cultural landmark that has stood the test of time, embodying the spirit of D.C. and leaving visitors with a memorable culinary experience.

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