We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

“a classic with delicious food of artery clogging wonderment” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of U Street

U Street
Book In Advance
More Info
$59.00*
and up
DC Black History Night Tour
Ranked #143 of 410 things to do in Washington DC
More attraction details
Attraction details
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
Level Contributor
100 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“a classic with delicious food of artery clogging wonderment”
4 of 5 bubbles 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
Helpful?
Thank andiralaw79
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

70 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    21
    26
    18
    3
    2
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Brussels, Belgium
Level Contributor
128 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“great Chili”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2012

great food cheap and great place to people watch- now you can eat this food at the Nats Baseball park

Visited September 2012
Helpful?
Thank flacachula
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Germantown, Maryland
Level Contributor
272 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Awesome character and great chili!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Helpful?
Thank ecotait
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Montgomery County , Maryland
Level Contributor
30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“DC Classic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2012

Try the Half Smoke ! enjoy all the fun celebrity photos on the walls !
Awesome Chilli

not the classiest of joints but it gets the job done

Visited March 2012
Helpful?
Thank HomeLifeLove
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
97 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Yuppyville”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2012

If you like a bunch of 20 somethings running around like its the prom, this is your place, frankly, I wish more of these people would go there and leave the other areas alone.

Visited August 2012
Helpful?
Thank DCFed
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed U Street also viewed

 
Washington DC, DC
 

Been to U Street? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing