BEN'S CHILI BOWL

1213 U Street
N.W. Washington D.C
(202)667-0909

Mon - Sat: Breakfast Through Late Night
Sunday:  Noon - 7 PM
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First people kept sending me emails saying I had to get to Ben's Chili Bowl.  Then when I let some folks in the DC area know I was heading there, they warned me not to expect too much.

Fortunately I listened to the first group and ignored the second.  Ben's is the sort of place that, if I was moving to DC I'd chose a home within walking distance.  A DC institution that well deserves five grease stains.

The meal to order is the half smoke - a sausage with a light smoke.  Topped with chili and on a bun for lunch, along side fried egs and grits for breakfast.

You stand in line to order then grab a seat at the counter or a table.  One of the runners will bring your order over.  Thank them with a buck or two.

10/2004

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