Head to Ben's Chili Bowl, grab a chili half-smoke
They pour grease over the hotdogs. So good!
The line is optional if you know what you're doing.
Go to Ben's and get a chili half smoke, fries, and a shake. Yes, it's worth the wait in line! Also, keep an eye out for the list of people who get to eat there for free.
Past customers read like the end of an African-American history book: Ellington, Carmichael, Cosby, and now, Obama, who ordered what every guide book would recommend: chili, sweet tea, & cheese fries.
Order a Chili Half Smoke with mustard and onions
During the riots, black activists obtained permission to allow Ben's to stay open past curfew. Celebrate Black History by checking out amazing African American contributions:
Three words: Chili Half Smoke
Landmark. Happy staff = Happy customer
U can't walk on U St. Without stopping at Ben's Chili Bowl.
Try the Half-smoke with chili and cheese fries
Get the Chili Half Smoke w/ Mustard & Onions -- even if you don't like mustard, onions or chili. Heck, even if you don't like meat. This is why God made Ben.
a must-hit when in D.C. Cosby, Obama and family eat free; everyone else, cash-only.
Get the half smoke all the way and an order of chili cheese fries all the way. You'll be good to go for a week! I <3 Ben's
Half smoke. No doubt. Make sure you know what you want and don't be in the way.
Try the cakes!!
Half smoke baby!
Go to Ben's Chili Bowl and get chili half-smoke.
The line winds out the door at Ben's Chili Bowl at what seems like all times of day. Try the chili half smoke - Ben's signature dish and a favorite of Bil Cosby's!
Get a chili half-smoke!
Half smoke is where its AT!!
A 60-plus-year-old institution known for its no-frills grub. Our favorite: the Chili Half Smoke, a pork-and-beef smoked sausage on a steamed bun with mustard, onions, and Ben’s signature chili sauce.
One of the best "greasy spoon" comfort food restaurants in the nation.
Eat a half smoke after bars close. Then skip the all-out melee for a cab by booking with Taxi Magic. Schedule pickup around the corner (13th & V, maybe) and outsmart the crowds.
Half smokes, fries, people watching
Sloppy chili dogs, thick milkshakes & chili cheese fries are universal pleasers at the inexpensive Ben's Chili Bowl. Or try comedian Bill Cosby's favorite, the chili half-smoke. -- Green Guide Editor
if you need a tip you're in the wrong place - late night, get a chili dog, chili half-smoke and chili cheese fries...heaven
This place is incredibly famous and deserves it's fame. The chili here is, of course, delicious and it's run by a family, so the atmosphere is fun and relaxed. Chili fries are the best.
Saw it on man vs food. Dinner!
Get there early. Line is long!
A little pricey but, still, nothing can beat a split chili half-smoke with mustard and onions.
Highly overrated. Avoid.
No wrong options here. Don't be shy...have the chili half-smoke (spicy hot dog they R famous 4) with everything. Get a med-drink for free-refills. All fresh, made to order. Will ship nationwide
Open late and located in the popular U Street area, this 54-year-old landmark is just minutes away from the National Mall by car or metro. Try the chili grilled cheese!
Skip the line and sit at the counter - much faster service.
Go there late at night and get a chili half smoke, chili cheese fies & some fruit punch. You won't be disappointed.
best (if not only) place to grab a bite after partying it up on U St. after hours!
if ur a veggie, have the veggie chili cheese fries
You have to get the chili fries w/cheese
Go here for some BEAST ass hotdogs
Bypass the line and grab a seat in the back. They table service is solid and you get to enjoy you food in a leisurely manner.