Ben's Chili Bowl
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- 92%Local Culture
- 79%Budget Travelers
- 70%History Buffs
- 63%Family Travelers
- 57%Adventure Travelers
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- Ben's Chili Bowl
What the heck is all the fuss about? Chili sauce is average. Half smokie was super salty (and I put salt on everything including toast!). Parking around here is insane and existent only if you are lucky. We went on a Saturday early evening and had to park 5 blocks away (we got lucky).
- Ben's Chili BowlMember ofFoodiesBackpackersAdventure Travelers
Ben's Chili Bowl certainly gets a lot of hype. However, I don't think it's warranted. Maybe if you're drunk the chili is good. But I've been twice, and wasn't blown away by the food. Not worth standing in line for.
- Ben's Chili BowlMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2
Listed on many of DC's must visit lists, it's a must! Just try to go late at night when you already have quite a bit to drink! It will make the experience a little more fun and the food tastes a little bit better! :)
- Ben's Chili BowlMember ofLocal CultureLuxury TravelersAdventure Travelers+ 2
The chilli is excellent- really flavorful with some spice and heat that separates it from your typical chilli. That being said the burgers were horrible quality meat. The bf had the half smoked which was way better but still nothing to.die.for. The chilli cheese fries were good they deffinetly don't skimp on the meat and cheese but were frozen fries. I would have loved to see fresh hand cut fries with the homemade chilli.
Long waits and they dont seem to move any faster with a line that wraps outside the door, so be prepared to wait as this has been added to the tourist to-do list in DC.
- Ben's Chili Bowl
A-MAZING. Best Chilli cheese dogs and chilli cheese fries. The desserts arent bad either.
I love unhealthy food and this is at the top of this tasty list. I could eat it 3 or 4 times a week if it weren't for the health risks. Def had it once a month or so when I lived in DC.