Ben’s Chili Bowl

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Looking for some of the Best Cheap Eats in DC? Why not try Ben’s Chili Bowl on U Street?

Place your order: 1 hot dog with chili cheese fries please! Our guest at our Washington dc inn dupont circle went to Ben’s (as the locals call it), today and  they told me, the line bens chili bowl dc was extremely long and resulted in a 30 minute wait, but every trip to Ben’s is worth the wait. Long lines are to be expected at this DC famous restaurant. The list of regulars, both past and present, is a who’s who of well known figures. This includes the likes of Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington and Bill Cosby (who is the only one who can eat for free), and since President Obama’s visit, the place is always busy.

Ben’s Chili Bowl is more than a restaurant, is like a “museum” with a diner decor which is completed with signed celebrity head shots on the wall, it is a place with a lot of history, (open since 1958).

So what are you waiting for? Ben’s Chili Bowl is one place you have to visit during your stay in DC !

Jonathan, Innkeeper
American Guest House in Washington DC

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