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Ben's Chili Dogs

158 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840-2747
+1 401-846-8206
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good28%
  • Average28%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“kraut dog” (3 reviews)
“kale soup” (2 reviews)
“chilli” (7 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 18:30All hours
American, Fast food
158 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840-2747
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Reviewed 15 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...More

Thank Robert B
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...More

Thank melbatoasted
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
Reviewed 9 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...More

Thank lainey1213
Reviewed 9 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...More

1  Thank Tom M
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...More

Thank Lorie S
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
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...More

Thank MeMySelfAndI58
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....

Thank nycnyc12
BensChiliDogs, Owner at Ben's Chili Dogs, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2015

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

Reviewed 23 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
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
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
  • E-mail
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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