Ben's Chili Bowl

Washington DC
Hot Dog Joint
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Mon6:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Tues6:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Wed6:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Thu6:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Fri6:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Sat7:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Sun11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Ben's Chili Bowl

1213 U St NW (at 12th St. NW)

Washington, D.C. 20009

Ben's Chili Bowl has been an iconic part of the DC food landscape since first opening its doors in 1958. Its hot dogs, burgers, and subs are time-tested, Obama-approved classics. Of course, you're really there for the signature smoky chili, which tastes great in a bowl but even better atop a cheesy, onion-y hot dog. Ben's might be cramped, but the sizzling smell is too enticing to pass up.