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“Late night run!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of U Street

U Street
Washington DC, DC (National Mall)
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Ranked #117 of 248 attractions in Washington DC
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Neighborhoods
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
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Late night run!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

This place is great to fill your tummy late at night. A relaxed vibe and quality chili on your dog. Yum yum.

Visited June 2012
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“I visit all the time.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

There are some nice pubs but it wasnt as great as I thought it would be. You have to dig deep and find the good rooftops.

Visited August 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
31 attraction reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
36 helpful votes 36 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
29 attraction reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
27 helpful votes 27 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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206 reviews 206 reviews
61 attraction reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
59 helpful votes 59 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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