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Busboys and Poets

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5331 Baltimore Ave, Suite 104, Hyattsville, MD 20781
(301) 779-2787
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8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 52
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent Food and Atmosphere

Loved the sign on the door." Everyone Served." It tells you what kind of place it is and in todays society it is appreciated that a restaurant is free and easily accepting of everyone. Thank you. All the book shelves of books made it a fun ambiance and atmosphere. Greeted by very pleasant... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
David V
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Camp Springs, Maryland
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Virginia
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

Tried for first time. Great atmosphere. Service was extremely slow on a Thursday night. Waited wayyyy too long for just an appetizer, on entre and non alcoholic drinks.

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Camp Springs, Maryland
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Loved the sign on the door." Everyone Served." It tells you what kind of place it is and in todays society it is appreciated that a restaurant is free and easily accepting of everyone. Thank you. All the book shelves of books made it a fun ambiance and atmosphere. Greeted by very pleasant smiling hostess and seated right away. Our... More 

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College Park, Maryland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

If you are looking for something different, you will find that at Busboys and Poets. The food and the clientele are equally eclectic. The food is well-prepared and moderately priced. I have been several times and the place is always bustling. I have never had a poor, or even average, experience and will be back again.

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Norman, Oklahoma
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Had dinner with a group midweek - were able to get a large table without a wait by calling ahead. Quite a busy place and with a group so understandably a little longer than normal wait for food. Food was quite good and not your everyday fare. Had a lamb burger and salad - very tasty and unique. Everyone at... More 

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Hyattsville, Maryland
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I have dined at Busboys and Poets on several occasions and I have yet to be disappointed. I ordered the Shrimp and Crab Fritters as an appetizer and it was fantastic . For my meal I ordered the Grilled Cheese and Bacon Panini and I was thoroughly pleased . Their food is great at every location and the service is... More 

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Germantown, Maryland
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61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

All good experience with this restaurant. First time to see a restaurant that has a beautiful with a section like a library. It is a place not only for people to gather for great food, but also good for some culture events. You don't need to come here for a full meal, a cup of coffee and tea will still... More 

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Washington, Pennsylvania
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We visited with a good friend i Hyattsville and she suggested Busboys and Poets , which we had never heard of. But they locations all over DC, so we will go again. We were there for brunch. I had the bagel and lox. Yum. Nice interesting ambiance.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

With comfy couches with coffee tables, regular dining tables, and a great bar, this place offers a nice variety of different microatmospheres. I find it a very comfortable place to hang out and read, get some work done, or talk with friends. The staff is ultra friendly, and you can chill on the couch with your laptop, book, or tablet... More 

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Maryland
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76 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We love the food at Busboys and Poets. We've had veggie entrees as well as carniverous, and all have been excellent. The problem we've had is with the very uneven service. We've had servers that varied from efficient and very pleasant to servers who looked and acted as though they wished they were anywhere else. If you are not in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Love the service and food variety along with the ambiance. However, please note that certain foods tend to be extremely salty. I would advice requesting a heart healthy option or no salt - adding may be a better option, LOL!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5331 Baltimore Ave, Suite 104, Hyattsville, MD 20781
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Hyattsville
  • Phone Number: (301) 779-2787

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International, Contemporary
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 12:00 am

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