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Ben's Chili Dogs

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158 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840-2747
+1 401-846-8206
10:00 - 18:30
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 18:30
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

If Rhode Island style hot dogs are up your alley, this is the best place on Aquidneck island to get them. Really great meatsauce complements the hot dog and bun combination. All ingredients complement each other and the price isn't terrible either. Greasy spoon dining at its best; tasty food that's bad for you in a slightly kitschy and worn... More 

Thank Robert B
salt lake city, ut
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Popped in to try the highly touted chili dog. Also got a kraut dog and was blown away. My husband and I both enjoyed the kraut dog even more than the delicious chili dog. The kale soup was also tasty...packed with meat and flavor. Ben's is little and quirky with speedy, friendly service and locals galore. Really liked it.

Thank melbatoasted
St. George, Utah
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98 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Read about this place in a tastes of Newport article so we stopped by. Really glad we did. Love the hole in the wall local kind of feel. Had the child dog, kraut dog and kale soup. Cheap eats as well. Cost was $7.

1 Thank Bill I
Santa Barbara, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

I live in CA but am from RI. I originally went to my usual wiener spot but they were closed so my brother in law took me to a different one which was not very good. I then was staying in Newport and stumbled on Ben's Chili dogs and took a chance- at 10:15 am! That's how desperate I was.... More 

Thank lainey1213
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

If you want an old school chili dog, find Ben's! This joint cooks up a great variety of chili dogs, with sides to spare. This was a perfect spot to happen upon. It has a old school deli feel, with great food and a homey vibe. The Portuguese kale soup was a pleasant surprise and the interaction with staff authentic.... More 

1 Thank Tom M
Ellsworth, Maine
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

I liked that it serves "fast Food" with a very friendly local atmosphere...A nice break from the big chain restaurants. Although there was sidewalk construction directly out front, there was still a good amount of people in line, so we felt confident going in. The food came out quickly and was hot and fresh. I got the Kraut dog and... More 

Thank Lorie S
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20 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

Nice chourice dog- very tasty. Portuguese kale soup excellent. Homemade chourice sauce and chili sauce for the dogs is quite good. French fries frozen not fresh- skip those. Great bang for the buck.

Thank ToadHillFosterRI
Montoursville, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015

Like I said, I am not a hot dog person. But, I was walking by here one afternoon. Their are a few tables out front to set on. And I smelled the chili Dogs right away! And I was hungry at the time, so I said what the hack likes try one. It was a small place but their was... More 

Thank MeMySelfAndI58
Newport, Rhode Island
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163 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

this place is iconic. you have to have the dogs with cheese, chili, mustard, onions and celery salt. yes celery salt. only then can you appreciate the Ben's Mystique....

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BensChiliDogs, Owner at Ben's Chili Dogs, responded to this review

Thank you for cheering us on and hope you come back again :) More 

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14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015 via mobile

I love this place for a quick lunch. It's cheap and good. I'll definitely be going back to this place.

Thank Cognitive A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 18:30
10:00 - 18:30
10:00 - 18:30
10:00 - 18:30
10:00 - 18:30
10:00 - 18:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 158 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840-2747
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +1 401-846-8206
Ben's Chili Dogs are the best chili dogs I have EVER had. They look simple enough but the consistency of the chili, cheese, & esp the hot dog meat is on par. One is not enough. I had two & would have had 2 more if my husband had let me! The owners, Peter & Mary Wall are also very nice. A warm couple who knows how to make a mean chili dog :) The shop is really one of those hole in the wall places. There's nothing to the ambiance of the restaurant, but who cares when the food is that good & the service is friendly? I'd recommend listing this place on tripadvisor. With it being located in Newport, RI, a lot of people could probably benefit from knowing there is a cheap place to get good food there. We dropped in on our honeymoon & I'm already having withdrawals. I'm not even sure if I want to try to replicate it because I'm pretty sure I'll disappoint myself.

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