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Ben's Next Door

) #631 of 2,536 Restaurants in Washington DC ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, Bar
213 U St. Northwest, Washington DC, DC 20001-1832
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar
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213 U St. Northwest, Washington DC, DC 20001-1832
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First culinary stop always when in DC. Best half-smoked hotdogs in town - if not every. Relaxed ambiance, friendly staff, good collection of accompanying beers on tap!

Thank Gerrit D
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Dropped in here on a Saturday evening, I thought I had walked in to a club. The noise was so bad I couldn't hear the person I was with. The waitress even complained about the noise. I took forever for food to come to table,...More

Thank Russo P
Reviewed 10 March 2017

A coworker/friend and I went to Ben's Next Door for lunch on 3/9/2017. This was our first visit to Ben's Next Door, but certainly not our last. We both ordered the Chicken and Waffles. I also ordered a side of french fries. I saw so...More

Thank Jacquelyn H
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Not so happy. May have been understaffed but people two deep at the bar and only one bartender. When food and drink orders we're finally taken there was no acknowledgment of the wait (just shy of 30 min's). Saw group of three just walk out...More

Thank Sean O
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Nothing super awesome but food was good. It is a staple in the area so I do suggest going if you are visiting.

Thank CQ W
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Great place to be in the neighborhood of U street community. Ben's Next Door is true to the name, it is located in the building right next to iconic Ben's Chili's Bowl in the heart of U street night life. Next Door is on a...More

Thank Prawet J
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

I met a friend here for brunch on MLK day. They had a MLK meal (heads up). I'm from South Carolina and wanted grits and seafood, and I was gonna get a side of fried chicken but decided against it (which is good because I...More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 23 December 2016

We looked for something that was filling and good late that evening. This place certainly hit the spot.

Thank Deveda60601
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Perhaps I selected the wrong items, but the food was very bland. I expected things to be more flavorful from Ben's. Our server was very attentive. I would suggest you skip the shrimp and grits.

Thank SiDu31
Reviewed 19 November 2016

We ate here due to being next door to the venue. The food was sub par at best. We started with Calamari with Thai Chili sauce. The meat was tough and overcooked. My husband got the Chicken and Waffle. Very salty chicken. I got the...More

Thank shannahurley
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Don B
Gluten free menu?
6 May 2015|
Response from Phil M | Reviewed this property |
No Gluten free menu that I can remember.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 213 U St. Northwest, Washington DC, DC 20001-1832
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: 202-667-8880
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