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Ben's Next Door

213 U St. Northwest, Washington DC, DC 20001-1832
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (8 reviews)
“fries” (11 reviews)
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American, Bar
$$ - $$$
213 U St. Northwest, Washington DC, DC 20001-1832
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Reviewed July 18, 2017

I really enjoyed eating here and the food was very good. Service was excellent and food arrived very quickly.

Thank huskyneu
Reviewed July 9, 2017 via mobile

After our graduation a friend recommended that we try a nice lil hip spot on U Street. It was a great selection. The appetizers and main dish were scrumptious. Drinks were good, food was reasonable priced and our server was really nice. The crowd was...More

Thank Ariesgurl
Reviewed May 31, 2017

A great place for happy hour or dinner with friends. The entrees are good, and the service is friendly. The atmosphere is young professional hip, with a touch of home. I had the chicken and waffles, it was crispy on the outside, tender & juicy...More

Thank K_Blessed
Reviewed April 24, 2017

First culinary stop always when in DC. Best half-smoked hotdogs in town - if not every. Relaxed ambiance, friendly staff, good collection of accompanying beers on tap!

Thank Gerrit D
Reviewed March 26, 2017 via mobile

Dropped in here on a Saturday evening, I thought I had walked in to a club. The noise was so bad I couldn't hear the person I was with. The waitress even complained about the noise. I took forever for food to come to table,...More

Thank Russo P
Reviewed March 10, 2017

A coworker/friend and I went to Ben's Next Door for lunch on 3/9/2017. This was our first visit to Ben's Next Door, but certainly not our last. We both ordered the Chicken and Waffles. I also ordered a side of french fries. I saw so...More

1  Thank Jacquelyn H
Reviewed February 6, 2017 via mobile

Not so happy. May have been understaffed but people two deep at the bar and only one bartender. When food and drink orders we're finally taken there was no acknowledgment of the wait (just shy of 30 min's). Saw group of three just walk out...More

Thank Sean O
Reviewed January 30, 2017

Nothing super awesome but food was good. It is a staple in the area so I do suggest going if you are visiting.

Thank CQ W
Reviewed January 26, 2017

Great place to be in the neighborhood of U street community. Ben's Next Door is true to the name, it is located in the building right next to iconic Ben's Chili's Bowl in the heart of U street night life. Next Door is on a...More

Thank Prawet J
Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

I met a friend here for brunch on MLK day. They had a MLK meal (heads up). I'm from South Carolina and wanted grits and seafood, and I was gonna get a side of fried chicken but decided against it (which is good because I...More

1  Thank Michael S
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Don B
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Response from Phil M | Reviewed this property |
No Gluten free menu that I can remember.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 213 U St. Northwest, Washington DC, DC 20001-1832
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: 202-667-8880
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