At Ben’s Chili Bowl, Everyone’s Family

Since Ben and Virginia Ali first opened the doors in 1958, Ben’s Chili Bowl has been a pillar of the community. Although DC has seen many changes over the decades, our steadfast commitment to our customers remains the same. We welcome our regulars as well as those visiting from across the county and around the world. Our fresh homemade chili is still made with love, using the original secret recipe. We appreciate you and thank you for supporting Ben's.  We look forward to seeing you very soon!

-The Ali Family

OUR STORY

An iconic DC destination on historic U Street for 60 years and counting.

OUR FOOD

It’s hard to top our Original Half-Smoke…except if it’s with our legendary chili!

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IN THE MEDIA

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Ben’s Chili Bowl Locations

The Original
1213 U St NW Washington, DC 20009

202.667.0909

H Street
1001 H St NE Washington, DC 20002

202.773.1895

Arlington
1725 Wilson Blvd Arlington, VA 22209

571.312.1091

Reagan National Airport
1 Aviation Cir Arlington, VA, 20002

703.417.1588

Nats Park
1500 S Capitol St SE Washington, DC 20003

Sections 109, 140 & 315

FedEx Field
1600 FedEx Way Hyattsville, MD 20785

Sections 341 & 420