Ben's Next Door

1211 U St NW (btwn 12th & 13th), Washington, D.C. 20009
Hours:
Likely open (See when people check in)

People tend to check in during these times:

  • Today
    • 4:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 4:00 PM–Midnight
  • Fri
    • 4:00 PM–1:00 AM
  • Sat
    • 10:00 AM–1:00 AM
  • Sun
    • 10:00 AM–8:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 5:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Tue
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
Yes
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Wi-Fi:
No
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
8.9/10

Based on 937 votes

Lots of people like this place

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  • "Shrimp and Grits are really good. And you can't go wrong..." (3 tips)
  • "Bottomless Mimosa during Sunday brunch = the way to go." (6 tips)
  • "Love the chicken and crab cake platter but this time around the chicken..." (2 tips)
  • Rachael K.

    CHICKEN AND WAFFLES. If you get anything else, you will be sorry.

    Rachael K. · March 19, 2011
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  • Jaineen B.

    Donovan and Erin are the best!!!

    Jaineen B. · April 11, 2010
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  • Angelique M.

    Free wi-fi!

    Angelique M. · June 9, 2010
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  • Ron W.

    Nice atmosphere and a chill vibe here, drinks are okay and the burger was great

    Ron W. · October 23, 2011
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  • LifeBeyondWork

    Loved the mini-sliders, a perfect bar bite!

    LifeBeyondWork · April 19, 2010
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  • Jaineen B.

    Get the Chicken and Waffles!!

    Jaineen B. · April 18, 2010
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  • Clyde D.

    Every Tuesday Night New Chairmans Reserve Cocktails and Live Music

    Clyde D. · April 28, 2010
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  • Jaineen B.

    I love Donavan!!

    Jaineen B. · September 12, 2010
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  • Danielle R.

    The crab cake and fried chicken combo are worth your time and the calories!

    Danielle R. · August 18, 2010
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  • Kelley S.

    Go to Ben's Next Door and try the Elderberry if you like gin. It's soo good.

    Kelley S. · March 17, 2010
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  • Donna S.

    Salmon Cakes for Brunch are great as well as they have the best Shrimp and Grits in town. Start off early with the bottomless mimosa's.. Regrets on this action are the best the next day!

    Donna S. · March 15, 2010
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  • Cynarra P.

    Shrimp and Grits marvellous

    Cynarra P. · September 28, 2013
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  • Charlie K.

    Brunch is amazing... Service couldn't be better. Come here for an amazing start to your day!

    Charlie K. · November 18, 2012
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  • Derek W.

    Nice atmosphere and a chill vibe. They do well by the drinks too.

    Derek W. · November 20, 2010
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  • Adam S.

    They mix sweet potato fries with regular french fries here. My inner fat kid is drooling just thinking about it.

    Adam S. · April 2, 2010
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  • Rachel L.

    Love the atmosphere here! A nice, chill spot and great happy hour

    Rachel L. · January 30, 2012
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  • Suzy G.

    Grits are to die for

    Suzy G. · September 5, 2010
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  • Uncle B.

    Having drinks or a meal @ Ben's Next Door? Don't miss getting the Spicy Hot Wings! Best Hot Wings in DC!! (They're made with Uncle Brutha's ALLSAUCE!!) Great with an ice cold beer! Read more

    Uncle B. · July 13, 2010
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  • BeBlogalicious

    Get the crab soup and the fried chicken

    BeBlogalicious · April 18, 2010
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  • David S.

    Friendliest staff in DC. Great HH specials!

    David S. · November 15, 2012
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  • Nichole P.

    Get them grits. You'd better!

    Nichole P. · August 26, 2012
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  • ray

    Bottomless mimosas Saturday's until 3pm :)

    ray · June 9, 2012
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  • Renee S.

    You must try the mini sliders!!

    Renee S. · August 1, 2011
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  • April

    Sit at the bar. Adrian is the best bartender there!! Great Service!

    April · July 21, 2010
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  • Colby

    Great for chill Sundays

    Colby · April 17, 2010
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  • Ill L.

    Have the halfsmoke the way the bartender does, with chili, cheese, onions, and ketchup. Mac and cheese is pretty tasty too.

    Ill L. · March 23, 2010
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  • Sevda B.

    it is very good ! www.ayed.com.tr

    Sevda B. · February 2
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  • Rafi F.

    Free karaoke generally = 1st 3 Monday of each month minus holidays. I'm there on the September 16th and again on October 7th and the 21st. (Holiday on Oct. 8th). Free parking-Rear of Ben's Chili Bowl

    Rafi F. · September 12, 2013
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  • Danyel S.

    shrimp 'n' grits. spinach for your side dish. add the spinach to the bowl of shrimp 'n' grits. see? what i'm saying?

    Danyel S. · June 24, 2013
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  • LeeAnn C.

    Rude assed bartender

    LeeAnn C. · April 28, 2013
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  • Michelle O.

    Great brunch!

    Michelle O. · October 6, 2012
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  • Reese B.

    Always finish with the bread pudding.

    Reese B. · March 25, 2012
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  • Brunch and the City

    A bit more upscale than Ben's -- great food, great atmosphere, great music. The fried chicken with waffles is highly recommended Read more

    Brunch and the City · January 22, 2012
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  • Chuq Y.

    Happy hour wings are slammin!

    Chuq Y. · September 2, 2011
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  • Ms. Sam

    Ask for Queenie ;-)

    Ms. Sam · August 26, 2011
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  • Ray W.

    We Noes. Try it

    Ray W. · April 12, 2011
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  • Mickey

    Bottomless Mimosa during Sunday brunch = the way to go.

    Mickey · April 11, 2011
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  • ashley w.

    Come early on the weekends, bar is packed by 1030

    ashley w. · April 1, 2011
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  • Monica W.

    This place is wonderful! I went for a first date and the date was horrible but I didn't have to speak to him because of the loud music!!

    Monica W. · October 31, 2010
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  • Trac N.

    the grits are the tits

    Trac N. · August 15, 2010
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  • CeCeG

    Great $5 happy hour. Nice vibe, music and people.

    CeCeG · May 8, 2010
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  • Adam G.

    Great brunch. Def need bottomless mimosas.

    Adam G. · 2 weeks ago
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  • Ama K.

    Chicken and waffles...only odd thing, doesn't come with gravy. But chicken is very flavorful and compensates for no gravy

    Ama K. · March 11
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  • Kalah H.

    I will never spend another dime at Ben's Next door. I have to say I am utterly disappointed in the customer service and I will never be back. Does not value their customers.

    Kalah H. · February 22
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  • Enoch H.

    I JUST LOVE THIS PLACE! WHAT'S THERE NOT TO LIKE?!? Lol!

    Enoch H. · February 12
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  • Phy

    If you're coming for brunch plan to wait. Pretty crowded on Sundays.

    Phy · January 12
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  • Bitches Who Brunch

    Bitches Who Brunch voted Ben's Next Door as the Best Classic DC Brunch in 2012!

    Bitches Who Brunch · January 12
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  • Chelsea C.

    Delicious! I couple of friends brought me here to experience "Ben's Chili", apparently a DC staple, and I was VERY pleased. The grits were damn good too. $16 bottomless mimosas on the weekends! :)

    Chelsea C. · November 4, 2013
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  • James H.

    This is my first time here. It is HIGHLY, VERY HIGHLY OVER PRICED! It is very OVERRATED as the food is concerned. You pay for the Name!

    James H. · November 3, 2013
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  • Rafi F.

    Free parking behinds Ben's Chili Bowl (1st come, 1st serve).

    Rafi F. · September 24, 2013
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