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“A late night must” 4 of 5 stars
Review of U Street

U Street
, Washington DC, DC (Dupont Circle)
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Ranked #156 of 332 things to do in Washington DC
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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167 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“A late night must”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Just a cool place to visit while in DC. I always recommend Ben's to out of towners and bring folks there late night for the heart stopper food. Everything is tasty but nothing is outstanding. The best part of Ben's is the history, the people watching, and the hangover relieving heartburn. Have been here at least 100 times and will be back at least another hundred.

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Washington, DC
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 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
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28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 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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“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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“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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