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Busboys and Poets

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4251 S. Campbell Ave., Arlington, VA 22206
703-379-9756
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8:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating

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  • 67
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  • 88
    Very good
  • 19
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  • 5
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great place!!

Food was very good and plentiful. Great atmosphere and customer service. I would definitely go back!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2015
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Miami, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

When the food is good and the service is even better with a mellow setting---perfect date/family night! Definitely will be going back

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Relaxing ambience, Positive vibe, delicious food and oustanding service. Although I came for the shrimp and grits, I wound up with the crab cakes because they were out. Oh well, I just have to come back to visit soon.

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Miami, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

Food was very good and plentiful. Great atmosphere and customer service. I would definitely go back!!

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This is a great location for an early morning meeting or breakfast. The peaceful atmosphere & great service make it easier to start your day. They have great omelets, grits, and healthy sides like fruit and turkey sausage. Delicous fresh made orange juice.

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Camarillo, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

As comfortable as sitting on your family room's couch. Food is fresh and tasty. Drinks are varied; I was even able to get a chocolate martini. However, not a formal nor fancy menu.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I was working in the DC area. I saw this place on Trip Advisor and it had great reviews. I was amazed with the very eclectic menu that it has. The service and atmosphere were great. The staff is friendly. They are very attentive when it is busy as well. Our food was great both times. Highly recommended. Park in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This is one of my favorites places. It has such a warming feeling, the bookstore inside the restaurant is lovely. I order the asparagus steak salad and it's so far the best salad I've ever had.

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McLean, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We had a very good meal before the theater and came back afterwards for dessert. The coconut tofu fritters were outstanding and our salads were quite good. There seems to be something for everyone on this menu. The key lime pie was also superb. Highly recommend.

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

The food was delicious, the service was good and the prices were very reasonable for the area. Our family of five had dinner for $75. Even my very picky 8yr old enjoyed his dinner. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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Manassas, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Started off poorly, my date and I requested a booth of the host and one was being cleared so we waited. He gave it away so we waited a short time for the next one available. A limited wine list but interesting wines. The first two wines I ordered off the menu were not available. Not good! Lamb burger was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4251 S. Campbell Ave., Arlington, VA 22206
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: 703-379-9756

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: American, Cafe, International
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 1:00 am

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