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“Dirty but Damn Good”
Review of U Street

U Street
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$73.00*
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Walking Food Tour Of The Historic U Street and Shaw Neighborhoods
Ranked #158 of 458 things to do in Washington DC
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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.
Reviewed September 20, 2012

If you're into the whole "tofurkey" diet, I don't recommend this place for you. While they do have vegetarian-friendly options, it smells of greasy American diner that hasn't been thoroughly cleaned since when it first opened. I guess with the high influx of tourists and locals, the staff have little or no time to do a thorough wipe down of most things. But still- this place stands the test of time and has a lot of incredible history behind it. Not to mention it has the best damn half-smoked sausages I've had.

Thank PensionBacolodPRO
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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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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.

Thank Tangelo17
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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.

Thank Stephen G
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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!

Thank andiralaw79
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