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Ben's Next Door

Ben's Next Door

Southern / Soul Food Restaurant and Bar$$$$
U-Street, Washington
  • Mickey
    "Bottomless Mimosa during Sunday brunch = the way to go."(6 Tips)
    Crystal B.
    "Chicken and waffles only available at lunch time or on Monday night."(5 Tips)
    "Best Shrinp and grits in the country"(11 Tips)
    "Get the crab soup and the fried chicken"(3 Tips)
101 Tips and reviews
  • Southern food
  • seafood
  • happy hour
  • grits
  • brunch food
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    CURTIS BYFIELD2 weeks ago
    Great food, great staff, and great atmosphere.
  • Bre S.
    Bre Sweetberries3 weeks ago
    A nice place to grab dinner before a night out.
  • josef j.
    josef jonJanuary 8
    French toast and mimosas 💫
  • Bree
    BreeAugust 29, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    The absolute best cuisine in the city. Great vibe and prices. Perfect weekend brunch with lots of tvs at the bar for sports. My favorite drink is their creation a blueberry capriosas.
  • President D.
    President DavisJune 12, 2016
    Brunch or weekday evening, this is one of the hippest scenes for the black, young and classy to enjoy in dc!
  • 1 Sly M.
    1 Sly MinxApril 7, 2016
    The fried chicken & Waffle plate is goodness unexpected! The Waffle is SO light, airy and crispy goodness!!
  • Bree
    BreeNovember 3, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Best Shrinp and grits in the country
  • Terésa D.
    Terésa Dowell-VestJanuary 3, 2015
    Good food undermined by poor service.
  • Ab
    AbDecember 18, 2014
    So-so bar tending, good ambiance.
  • Phi H.
    Phi HoangNovember 17, 2014
    Good vibe! Come kick it
  • Dadisi O.
    Dadisi OlutosinSeptember 25, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Enjoy drinks with my college mate.
  • Wendy P.
    Wendy PittmanJune 27, 2014
    If, you want both alcohol and the famous Ben's Chili Bowl, can order that on the Next Door menu.
  • Mingo S.
    Mingo SquireMay 3, 2014
    Food was excellent
  • Adam G.
    Adam GunnersonApril 7, 2014
    Great brunch. Def need bottomless mimosas.
  • Ama K.
    Ama KyekyeMarch 11, 2014
    Chicken and waffles...only odd thing, doesn't come with gravy. But chicken is very flavorful and compensates for no gravy
  • Kalah H.
    Kalah HFebruary 22, 2014
    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.
  • Phy
    PhyJanuary 12, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    If you're coming for brunch plan to wait. Pretty crowded on Sundays.
  • Bitches Who Brunch
    Bitches Who BrunchJanuary 12, 2014
    Bitches Who Brunch voted Ben's Next Door as the Best Classic DC Brunch in 2012!
  • Chelsea C.
    Chelsea C ☀November 4, 2013
    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! :)
  • James H.
    James HaynesNovember 3, 2013
    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!
  • Cynarra
    CynarraSeptember 28, 2013
    Shrimp and Grits marvellous
  • Rafi F.
    Rafi FreeSeptember 24, 2013
    Free parking behinds Ben's Chili Bowl (1st come, 1st serve).
  • Rafi F.
    Rafi FreeSeptember 12, 2013
    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
  • Heather H.
    Heather HawesAugust 17, 2013
    The ribs, kale with smoke turkey, spinach with onion...and check oit C Money for great drinks
  • Bryan L.
    Bryan LewisJuly 13, 2013
    Beat the line next door at the original and enjoy the food in comfort.
  • Veronica H.
    Veronica HunterJuly 13, 2013
    Try the brined fried chicken will the kale!!!
  • Tonia TaknCharge C.
    best chicken in the city
  • Danyel S.
    Danyel SmithJune 24, 2013
    shrimp 'n' grits. spinach for your side dish. add the spinach to the bowl of shrimp 'n' grits. see? what i'm saying?
  • Nikki W.
    Nikki WJune 10, 2013
    I love this place! One of my faves in D.C.
    SYLVER MonroeJune 2, 2013
    Love me some John and Erin. (BARTENDERS)
  • Jimmy O.
    Jimmy OMay 9, 2013
    Ask for Sofia
  • LeeAnn C.
    LeeAnn CharpentierApril 28, 2013
    Rude assed bartender
  • Quan G.
    Quan GeeApril 20, 2013
    dope place
  • Larry S.
    Larry StroudFebruary 21, 2013
    The absolute worst service I have ever gotten. The bartender was more interested in showing pics to his buddy than doing his job.
  • Corrie W.
    Corrie WelchFebruary 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place to meet people.
  • KStreet202 D.
    KStreet202 DC Real-Estate BrokerFebruary 12, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Restaurant week Feb 4-28 lunch 20.13 dinner 35.13
  • Jayme B.
    Jayme BirgyNovember 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    A half smoked in an omelet... Mind.Blown.
  • Charlie K.
    Charlie KordesNovember 18, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Brunch is amazing... Service couldn't be better. Come here for an amazing start to your day!
  • David S.
    David SchulenbergNovember 15, 2012
    Friendliest staff in DC. Great HH specials!
  • Jayme B.
    Jayme BirgyNovember 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Shrimp Po' Boy is where it's at!
  • Michelle O.
    Michelle O.October 6, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Great brunch!
  • Danielle S.
    Danielle S.September 23, 2012
    The shrimp po' boy is excellent.
  • EmilyPosts
    EmilyPostsSeptember 13, 2012
    The Mac n cheese with crab is soooooo good. Also try the tomato and mozzarella.
  • Nichole P.
    Nichole PhilpotAugust 26, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Get them grits. You'd better!
  • ray
    rayJune 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Bottomless mimosas Saturday's until 3pm :)
  • Dana
    DanaMay 31, 2012
    Order the organic grits
  • M B.
    M BrownMay 26, 2012
    Love the chicken and crab cake platter but this time around the chicken was not as good as it use to be and the crab cake was dry and a bit over cooked. The Patron Margarita was off the chain!
  • Crystal B.
    Crystal BrooksMay 23, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Chicken and waffles only available at lunch time or on Monday night.
  • Reese B.
    Reese BMarch 25, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Always finish with the bread pudding.
  • Rukiyat G.
    Rukiyat GilbertMarch 25, 2012
    Everything on the menu is money.
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