Don’t waste your time looking for Ben’s. They must have been good in the past to establish the reputation for the shop, but my wife and I went there about 2 years ago …..and, ….what a dissapointment. We had a hard time finding it too. I must tell you, the food was horrible, apparently under new ownership. We brought a friend with us, and we were completely embarrased about the food. I will never go back there!
For the Wash, DC area, try the Half Moon Barbeque in Silver Spring, MD, and Anette’s BBQ in Alexandria. They’re both very good for pork ribs and pulled pork, and sides. The Half Moon BBQ also has a great catfish sandwhich and more. I’m sure there are some other good places around DC that people like, such as Capitol Q (beef), or Johnny Boys in La Plata, MD, ..but I go to these two places on a regular basis.