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U Street
1213 U St. NW
Washington, DC
(202) 667-0909

Nationals Park
1500 S. Capitol St. SE
Washington, DC
Ben’s Chili Bowl
A DC favorite that’s changing with the times—even if the chili is immortal

Ben’s Chili Bowl is not just a landmark eatery—it’s a landmark in its own right. With the immense changes that have overcome the U Street neighborhood lately, replacing jazz musicians and Bill Cosby with preppy twentysomethings in Polo shirts, we wonder if the cooks have changed their tune. The restaurant…

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