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“Nice area for shopping but loud in the evenings.” 5 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, District of Columbia
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Nice area for shopping but loud in the evenings.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

I'm not a big partier but I love U Street for vintage shopping--some great places for lunch, as well as salons and antique furniture.

Visited January 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Something for everyone”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Nice little area tucked into DC, lots of different restaurants and bars. I have only been here on weekend nights and always have a great time, Oya and El Centro are great places to eat, make sure to make reservations, and Taboq is a really fun bar with a great martini list, there are also some jazz clubs a specialy wine bar (Church Keys) and a hip hop clob, all in all whatever mood you're in there is something for you!

Visited June 2012
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Oakton, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Sad I Moved Away”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

What a great place for a late night treat, or lunch, of dinner. I've read that they even serve breakfast! Oh, and they have a stand at National's Park, so you can have it at as baseball game, too! Really, this place is great, the chili dogs, burgers, fries, or half-smokes (personal favorite) are the perfect treat. Milkshakes rock, too. Also, I met Abe Lincoln here...odd, I know...

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DC
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“Best half smoke in town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

Ben's has the best half smoke in town by far! Only drama is parking in DC, so I suggest metro right across the street.

Visited November 2012
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Annandale, Virginia
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“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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