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U Street

Next Door, D.C.

1211 U St. NW
Washington, D.C., 20009, United States
TEL: (202) 667-8880

This aptly named U-street restaurant is located right next door to the DC institution Ben's Chili Bowl, a greasy-spoon landmark that's been serving up cholesterol-heavy dishes for 53 years. Specializing in more upscale fare than the original restaurant, Ben's Next Door offers high-end soul food in a lounge-like setting featuring nine LCD flat-screen TVs and a 53-foot full bar. The popular shrimp and grits and brined fried chicken are menu stand-outs, along with Ben's famous “down-and-dirty 'half smoke' sausages.”

Insider Tip: Devotees of Ben's Chili Bowl can order anything off of Ben's original menu and have it delivered to their table at Next Door.

Insider Tip:

Devotees of Ben's Chili Bowl can order anything off of Ben's original menu and have it delivered to their table at Next Door.

Amenities

Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Bar Dining
  • Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Full Bar
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Lunch
  • Live Music
  • Large Groups
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Private Dining/Party Space

Cuisine Type:: American Traditional

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