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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 2014
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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English first
Laurel, Maryland
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115 reviews 115 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

I finally got a chance to eat at a Busboys and Poets, and I'll definitely go back! Food may lean towards the pricey side, but the quality and honesty of the food make it worthwhile. The atmosphere is laid back but shows good attention to details. The service may have been a touch on the slow side, but our waiter... More

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Maryland
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69 reviews 69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Went for lunch to celebrate Father's Day. Seated within 15 minutes and ordered immediately. More than 45 minutes later, the food -- four sandwiches -- arrived. Asked the waitron if the kitchen was slow because of Father's Day. She looked puzzled and said, "No, not really." Food was tasty and plentiful (I had a Reuben sandwich with side salad and... More

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Silver Spring
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Excellent shrimp & grits - the sauce is creamy and spicy - absolutely delicious! I have never had a dish that I didn't like at Busboys. This is a great addition to Hyattsville.

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Hyattsville, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

BBP is a must when we just want to hang out with good food that doesn't hAve you guessing about its chemical make up. Tasty brunch with the best sweet potato pancakes! Just a really good place to relax and enjoy your meal good for your digestion too as you can leisurely lunch and read a book or magazine that... More

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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265 reviews 265 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014 via mobile

We stopped in Saturday night and expected a wait but got a table right away. It was my first time in and it won't be my last. We had the mussels and they are fantastic also the coconut tofu bites great. The beer selection is pretty good, wine too. The service was good, a little slow but very friendly.

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bangalore
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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127 reviews 127 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 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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