Ben’s Chili Bowl is a Washington, D.C. landmark visited by celebrities and dignitaries such as President Barack Obama. Standing the test of time since 1958, Ben’s has been a constant presence on U Street even when there were no other viable businesses in the area. Now that the area has undergone a rebirth Ben’s is even more popular than ever. Expect to stand in line outside for a half-smoke and smothered fries. And yes, it is worth it! Bonus, Ben’s is open after hours.