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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

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.

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, BIPOC Owned, Currently Open for Business
Private Rm Capacity
Rest Type
Casual Dining
Seating Capacity
Rate Type
under $12
Min to Airport
Distance to Conv Center
2 Miles
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
Open For
Take Out, Delivery
Currently Open for Business2
1213 U St. NW
Washington, DC 20009
U Street

(202) 667-0909 or info () benschilibowl ! com