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“Something for everyone” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of U Street

U Street
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$59.00*
and up
DC Black History Night Tour
Ranked #143 of 410 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.
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Something for everyone”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Sad I Moved Away”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank christinamcp
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DC
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29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Best half smoke in town”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank BigTJ
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Annandale, Virginia
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Clubs and theaters”
3 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank JBKagan
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Fairfax, Virginia
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45 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Lots to see”
3 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank Karen L
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