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“Clubs and theaters” 3 of 5 stars
Review of U Street

U Street
Washington DC, DC (Dupont Circle)
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Ranked #165 of 484 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.
Annandale, Virginia
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Clubs and theaters”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

You have to be careful walking around at night. Not the safest area. Fairly high crime area, but when you are going to a club or theater and lots of folks are walking around it is safer.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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44 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Lots to see”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

U Street has gone through a great renovation. A lot of restaurants and the Lincoln Theater draw many people but my favorite place is Ben's Chili Bowl. It's worth the trip.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Not as good”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

As Ben's has gotten more popular it just isn't as good as it use to be. Like many places that become popular with big name people the quality fades.

Visited August 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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62 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Up and coming”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

Okay, I have to admit I was expecting a little more glitz, but this is definitely the new shabby chic corridor of DC. In fact, that's what's so charming about it... no need to bring out the Armani suits... just be yourself and have fun.

Visited October 2012
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Brussels, Belgium
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54 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“still sketchy”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

a lot has been done, to make the area nicer and safer. but there are still some "strange" people around and some of the bars are really filthy.

Visited April 2012
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