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“a classic with delicious food of artery clogging wonderment” 4 of 5 stars
Review of U Street

U Street
Washington DC, DC (Dupont Circle)
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Ranked #109 of 240 Attractions in Washington DC
Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Neighborhoods, Sights & Landmarks, Other
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Nightlife, Dining
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The U Street Corridor is home to some of DC's iconic foods. Ben's Chili Bowl, home of the half-smoke, is there plus an area referred to by some as "Little Ethiopia" due to the large number of Ethiopian restaurants.
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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86 reviews 86 reviews
33 attraction reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“a classic with delicious food of artery clogging wonderment”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

how can you not go to this long time local favorite, and imagine the days when U street was something else entirely. Plus it is yummy!

Visited November 2011
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Brussels, Belgium
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88 reviews 88 reviews
30 attraction reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“great Chili”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

great food cheap and great place to people watch- now you can eat this food at the Nats Baseball park

Visited September 2012
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Germantown, Maryland
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62 attraction reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
“Awesome character and great chili!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

I lived about four blocks from here for nine years and U Street is awesome - take the metro if you don't want to deal with parking (or park further east down near 8th St). Great little shops (like 4NXC and Caramel), great restaurants (Ben's Chili Bowl is an obvious choice, but for some great Ethopian in a simple atmosphere, try Zenebech Injera). Great vibe, easy access, lots of things to learn historically - plan to spend a few hours here (at least!)

Visited March 2012
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Montgomery County , Maryland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“DC Classic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

Try the Half Smoke ! enjoy all the fun celebrity photos on the walls !
Awesome Chilli

not the classiest of joints but it gets the job done

Visited March 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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16 attraction reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Yuppyville”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

If you like a bunch of 20 somethings running around like its the prom, this is your place, frankly, I wish more of these people would go there and leave the other areas alone.

Visited August 2012
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