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Busboys and Poets

5331 Baltimore Ave, Suite 104, Hyattsville, MD 20781
(301) 779-2787
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Ranked #2 of 119 restaurants in Hyattsville
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Contemporary, Eclectic
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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bangalore
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

The vegetarian sandwiches were really nice and came with potato or sweet potato fries that did not have any meaty odor ( not definite if they use vegetable oil though!) . The restaurant was very lively and yet provided for private tables. Spacious, relaxed, good quality food, vegetarian friendly and a restaurant with a spirit is how I would describe... More

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Woodstock, Maryland
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125 reviews 125 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

It's all a matter of timing............... 4 PM on a Sat. afternoon, we went a little out of our way to find this new location of a D.C. favorite. Med. burger..excellent Tilapia sandwich 1 appetizer to share. After a long wait, the place was less than 1/2 full, our meals arrived without the appetizer. What happened??? We sent back the... More

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Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

This is a great place for groups and/or couples/friends to come out and have a good time...Love the food and atmosphere...drinks are great too...

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Glen Burnie, Maryland
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18 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

I've only ever been to the Hyattsville location, but I like it. I enjoy the relaxing vibe. There's things to look at and do while waiting for a table. I've brought multiple groups of family members from out of town here and they have all enjoyed it. I like the variety and uniqueness of options on the menu- vegan, more... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Went here for happy hour with my co-workers!! Great parking ((two lots behind building)), great staff ((Marley is efficient and adorable)), great environment, great appetizers ((wings and crab fritters)), great drinks ((DC tap water didn't care to much for the Langston Cooler)) had the fried chicken for meal ((yummy greens on the side)) everything was worth the hype. Would definitely... More

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Hyattsville
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We go to Busboys and Poets a lot. The food is good, imaginative, emphasizes healthful, organic, vegetarian options, but has a wide choice including pizza and burgers, too. Atmosphere is special and promotes civil rights legacy, multicultural values, celebration of diversity, and the arts. Holds a variety of programs with speakers, music, poetry, etc. When the weather is decent, outside... More

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Austin, Texas, USA
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6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Nice atmosphere for Hyattsville. Decent menu and service. Love the eclectic decorations and the local food options! We've been here several times with larger groups of friends and had a good experience. They could use additional places for parking and a better lit parking lot, the the restaurant is great.

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Los Angeles, California
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70 reviews 70 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

A friend took me here for dinner after concluding a business trip in Landover. I didn't know what to expect from a small city like Hyattsville. But, I was in for a pleasant surprise. I really love this place. The food is very fresh and so flavorful! The restaurant has a very cool ambiance and the service was very good.... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

I was dining here on xmas eve and it was very pleasant. Parking was slighty tight but it's hyattsville, MD. It has a very classy but modern feel to they entire place. Lots of interesting books to read while waiting for your table. The bar was huge, tables were nice, and they really bent over backwards to make the dining... More

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Burtonsville, Maryland, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I've been to this location on multiple occasions and the food/drinks are consistently awesome. No matter what I eat/drink, always awesome.

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