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Best Buns Bread Co.

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4010 Campbell Avenue, Arlington, VA 22206
+1 703-578-1500
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7:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Takeout
Good for:
Outdoor seating

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  • 63
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Breakfast Spot

We had breakfast there twice while staying in Shirlington. Outstanding pastries and breakfast sandwiches. Cozy atmosphere, and very efficient staff. One caveat - if you're not a dog-lover, Shirlington is probably not your spot. They are everywhere (not in the restaurants-thankfully).

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
PJF243
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Rochester, New York
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
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Rochester, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We had breakfast there twice while staying in Shirlington. Outstanding pastries and breakfast sandwiches. Cozy atmosphere, and very efficient staff. One caveat - if you're not a dog-lover, Shirlington is probably not your spot. They are everywhere (not in the restaurants-thankfully).

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Barbados
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Seriously, it's that good. Breakfast pastries, sandwiches, lunches, it's all good. Cute little shop and they keep the line moving. Nice selection and wide variety.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Bearing in mind that Best Buns is first and foremost a "carryout" bakery (not a restaurant nor even a proper cafe unless the weather is nice enough to sit outside), it has been and remains at the head of its class. You cannot ask for fresher and tastier breads and baked goods. The croissants, for example, are the best you'll... More 

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washington dc
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115 reviews 115 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Great sandwiches and breads. Cupcakes are awesome... It can become crowded on a Saturday morning but the staff kept the line moving quickly, try the sourdough if you can get it

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Ft. Hunt, VA
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68 reviews 68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Go here - it's a must. They even have a fresh baked treat for your doggie. Delightful and fresh! The bread is extremely well made - tasty and good enough to eat without butter!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Best Buns has a huge selection of freshly made baked goods, sandwiches, salads and coffee. In the morning you can sit in part of the attached Carlyle Grand Restaurant. Very nice.

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Arlington, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Since I live nearby, I buy bread and maybe a company dessert, but others are buying coffee and treats. I love everything they bake.

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Arlington, Virginia
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133 reviews 133 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We stopped at Best Buns to pick up cheese Danish, muffins, and bagels to go. They were for our business meeting. The service was quick and accurate.

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Columbia, Maryland
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62 reviews 62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Randomly stopped here for a quick lunch while driving through Arlington. The sandwiches were extremely fresh, from the meats, the toppings to the bread itself. The breads are also flavorful and appropriate sized. Large menu selection. Pleasantly surprised that they also serve Starbucks. Sufficient staff working to ensure orders are filled in merely a few minutes. Stop by if you... More 

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Philadelphia
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203 restaurant reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Based on the reviews I was excited to try this place for lunch. First off, no hamburgers on the weekend. Secondly, the sandwiches are pre-made and pretty standard (think airport stand). Finally, there is nothing interesting about them and that includes the bread which is ok but certainly nothing special. There are just 4-5 stool seats.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4010 Campbell Avenue, Arlington, VA 22206
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 703-578-1500

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: Bakery

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?