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Ben's Chili Dogs

158 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840-2747
+1 401-846-8206
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good28%
  • Average28%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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“chili dogs” (6 reviews)
“hot dog” (4 reviews)
“kale soup” (2 reviews)
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American, Fast food
158 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840-2747
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

I can't resists going buy Chili dog or Taco stands, trucks or restaurants. We passed by Ben's last Friday, and I could not resist. It was a good chilli dog, they had a good idea about how to prepare the dog on the flat top...More

Thank TheAdjuster69
Reviewed 2 September 2017

I ordered 2 chili & cheese dogs at this small restaurant in Newport. The food was delicious and satisfying even if the portions were small. The customer service was friendly and they greeted us and thanked us for our business. It's a good thing they...More

Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Its literally a hole in the wall. Nothing fancy. My husband and I ordered from the hotdogs counter and got 2 cokes. He got 3. One with kraut and mustard, one with chili, cheese and onions and the other with cheese, chili and celery salt....More

Thank cvencile
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Great for a lunch time snack. I can highly recommend the Chilli Dog Combo, french fries were also great and freshly cooked. We had our fussy eating 4 year old and she loved the kids hotdog meal.

Thank Beats1981
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...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 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...More

Thank lainey1213
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...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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:30 pm
10:00 am - 6:30 pm
10:00 am - 6:30 pm
10:00 am - 6:30 pm
10:00 am - 6:30 pm
10:00 am - 6:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 158 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840-2747
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +1 401-846-8206
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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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