Vegetarian? You have to try the veggie chili and/or veggie chili dog. Life changing.
Awesome food. Go to the ATM beforehand, though - no cards.
Good, cheap food - go for the half smoke for the best hotdog. Their homemade lemonade is also delicious.
Surprisingly good vegetarian options!
Learn about the history of this place
Try Bill Cosby's favorite!
The best chilli and hot dogs in Washington.
Great late night food...gotta get the iconic half smoke, chilli cheese fries, and chilli cheese dog!
If you want your chili dog with cheese, you gotta say so.
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Best chilli dogs around
For some reason I was very disappointed this time. The chili tasted very generic and it's scary to walk outside. Do not go alone.
Half smoke, veggie chili and Chili👍
Il miglior chili che si possa mai mangiare, INEGUAGLIABILE ! ! !
They will bring you strawberry shortcake if it's your birthday... Just don't attempt to leave before they bring it to you!
Two words: CHILI FRIES
I'm not even a little bit of a fan of this place. It's trashy food that's terrible for everyone. But I still come here because it's unique to the U Street area.
This place is so good
Only come here if you have never been here before, new to dc or there is no line. This is a great late night spot but don't expect the best chili you've ever had.
Get the chili half smoke with chips. Too much food if u get the fries.
From what I hear this place is a DC staple. The "famous" half-smoke was delicious. The chili is more savoury than it is spicy. More like a stew than any chili I've had before but was still excellent.
Get the half-smoke.
This place never gets old! The half smokes with all toppings is amazing. Don't want a hotdog the smothered fries ( veggie Chilli or regular) is something to write home about. Seriously
Super "famous" at this point, but I'm not sure the folks who run it have noticed. The food's great, unhealthy but delish
It's tourist kitschy, but good for a late night.
Chili cheese fries!
The half smoke and the veggie chili
Don't miss the half-smoke.
Hot dogs chill and milk shakes
One of my guilty pleasures when in DC.
A half smoke is obviously classic, but the best conduit for their legendary chili is definitely some fries. Plenty to share and absolutely killer, drunk or sober.
Tasty Food, good value
The chili was awesome!
Long lines but worth it. Especially at like 3am. CASH ONLY!!
Loved the chili cheese fries and half smoke!
It's the perfect place to hit after a game. Chili dogs hit the spot, but prepare for a long line and no seats.
One of the must-try stops in U St if not in DC. Cash only!
Half- Smoke, Chili Dog or Chili Burger you can't go wrong
Disorganized staff for a landmark restaurant. Not very impressed.
Chili cheese fries!
Long lines. Very crowded
Half-smoke and cheese fries with chili!
Veggie chili is good here actually. It's all about hot dogs and half smokes at 1am.
Great landmark in DC! The chili dog is amazing!! This is a great location to get a taste of what makes Washington DC! The line is long but it goes incredibly fast!
Get a half smoke!