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Ben's Chili Bowl

1 Aviation Circle, National Hall, Entrance to Gates 23-34 Concourse, Arlington, VA 22202
+1 703-417-1588
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Overview
  • Excellent13%
  • Very good40%
  • Average32%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“chili dog” (10 reviews)
“hamburger” (3 reviews)
“half smoke” (15 reviews)
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American, Fast food
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1 Aviation Circle, National Hall, Entrance to Gates 23-34 Concourse, Arlington, VA 22202
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1 - 10 of 54 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Stopped by the airport location for lunch and was really disappointed. The chili half-smoke was okay but the fries were undercooked and limp. Music was blaring terribly loudly and staff seemed little interested in providing good service. Ketchup was empty from the service stand, though...More

Thank David R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stopped at "Ben's Chillin Bowl" in the airport for a quick bite. It is a fast-food restaurant offering a variety of American Style foods, hot dogs, hamburgers, chili ,etc. Considering the quick turnover it was pretty clean thanks to an attentive staff. I enjoyed...More

Thank dcammaro
Reviewed June 14, 2018 via mobile

Reagan National is weak on dining choices, but Ben’s is an excellent, quick and modestly priced option. Go with the Half Smoke Combo, which includes a chili laden half smoke, good fries and a drink.

Thank Mark P
Reviewed May 25, 2018

I Thought it was a good chili-dog, but for that price I was left wishing I'd made a different choice. Oh and there's all that "is it healthy?" (NOT!) guilt to deal with.

Thank Michael Z
Reviewed May 10, 2018 via mobile

In town for a meeting and stopped by for a half smoke for lunch. It was cold. The quality is not what it used to be.

Thank Richard R
Reviewed April 29, 2018

A taste of Ben's at the airport... was an unexpected treat. The lines aren't as long as at the ORIGINAL off 14th Street in the District; however, the Chili graces hamburgers, "hotdogs" and lives up to the reputation and expectations. The menu is extensive and...More

Thank PHSexpress
Reviewed March 11, 2018

Located inside the terminal at Reagan National, this venue has fast service without a lot of amenities. The selections are good, I can not compare with other venues around DC because I have not been but satisfied me.

Thank 692russk
Reviewed January 27, 2018 via mobile

The fries here are delicious. Well cooked...if you can’t stand soggy fries, you should eat here. They are good.

Thank person777
Reviewed January 23, 2018 via mobile

Famous place Great sausage with chili and toppings Clean stop Fries good too! Worth the stop— not healthy but...

Thank pho2
Reviewed January 8, 2018

After all these years of hearing how fantastic Bens Chili Bowl was, finally got to try it. The chili is indeed good, but the portions are very small for close to ten bucks a bowl. The benches are family sized so travelers can certainly spread...More

Thank Muffarah M
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Aviation Circle, National Hall, Entrance to Gates 23-34 Concourse, Arlington, VA 22202
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 703-417-1588
  • This restaurant is at Ronald Reagan National Airport
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