Updated: Jun 2, 2020
Washington, D.C. — A staple landmark in D.C., Ben's Chili Bowl has served the community since 1958, with its signature dish the Chili Half-Smoke. The restaurant has endured the test of time as it remained in business during the 1968 riots, the construction of the U Street Metro Station, and 9/11, but is now struggling to stay open as the coronavirus shutdown continues.
Although it's been a challenge to provide service to the public, Ben's Chili Bowl has managed to keep its original location on U Street open from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM. And to meet with the Mayor's safety directive and guideline, they are providing curbside pickup and delivery service for the community, first responders, and essential government workers.
To learn more about Ben's Chili Bowl, visit their website BensChiliBowl.com.
About Ben's Chili Bowl
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!