A Brief History of Ben’s Chili Bowl

Photos of Ben's Chili Bowl in Washington D.C.

Ben’s Chili Bowl is still one of the most popular attractions in Washington D.C.’s U Street Corridor. Since 1958, this local eatery has drawn huge crowds and served as an important cultural landmark of the area. Keep reading to learn more about Ben’s:

Once a silent movie theater and a pool hall, Ben’s Chili Bowl still has the same counter, booths, and stools that it did when it first opened. It has remained a constant in an area that has seen a lot of change and has seen famous patrons like Bill Cosby and President Obama. Its amazing menu is what constantly encourages people to come back for more, however.

Stop at Ben’s Chili Bowl when you take one of the bus tours in D.C. offered by Haymarket Transportation. We also have bus charter rentals and tours in Northern Virginia and Baltimore. For more information on our services and locations, visit our website or call (703) 433-9760. 

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