National Hall
Store Hours
6:00am-8:00pm
Store Location
Post-Security

 On August 22, 1958, Ben’s Chili Bowl opened for business.From the tumult of the late 60’s race riots to the tough times in the 70’s and 80’s and finally to the revitalization of the U Street Corridor beginning in the 90’s, Ben’s has seen it all. And just ten days before his inauguration on January 10, 2009, President-Elect Barack Obama visited and ate lunch here.

Ben's Chili Bowl is a Washington D.C. landmark, home to our world-famous chili and mouth-watering half smokes.

 On August 22, 1958, Ben’s Chili Bowl opened for business.From the tumult of the late 60’s race riots to the tough times in the 70’s and 80’s and finally to the revitalization of the U Street Corridor beginning in the 90’s, Ben’s has seen it all. And just ten days before his inauguration on January 10, 2009, President-Elect Barack Obama visited and ate lunch here.

Ben's Chili Bowl is a Washington D.C. landmark, home to our world-famous chili and mouth-watering half smokes.