Ben's Chili Bowl is a historical diner that has earned a spot in every D.C. travel guide's restaurant section. The restaurant is fun because it is covered in framed pictures of their prestigious customer base, such as Martin Luther King Jr., Nat King Cole, Barack Obama, and their number one customer - Bill Cosby. The casual restaurant is adorned with diner booths and counter seats. The cooks and waiters are always laughing and chatting up the customers. Ben's is most popular with the late night weekend crowd, as they are open until 4am Fridays and Saturdays.
chili dog, and certainly not my last, at Ben's. The restaurant also has great thick milkshakes, burgers, and fries. Don't expect to find anything green on the menu- it's all quality deep fried deliciousness.