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Busboys and Poets

Contemporary, Eclectic
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5331 Baltimore Ave, Suite 104, Hyattsville, MD 20781
(301) 779-2787
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8:00 am - 12:00 am
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 48
    Excellent
  • 66
    Very good
  • 18
    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
Out With The GIrls

Went to Bus Boys & POets with some girl firends and enjoyed the food, but it was a bit too noisy for me. If you are young and between 20-35 you will enjoy the setting.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Hyattsville, Maryland
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This restaurant has turned into one of my favorites. I have NEVER been disappointed. Any dish that I try is absolutely delicious, but my absolute favorite is the catfish. I can't get enough and my plate is always spic n span clean. The drinks are incredible also, as the bartenders are not stingy with the alcohol. If you haven't already,... More 

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Hyattsville, Maryland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Why did I like this place? The atmosphere was very modern and hip. Almost reminded me of a large cafe with flavor. The food is excellent and the menu is full of specialty dishes. Nice choice of Vino

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Busboys & Poets is a great community resource with excellent food at bargain prices. The atmosphere is friendly and encourages discussion. Non of the painful loud noise that is fashionable. The new Busboys and Poets in Takoma Park is the same and fills a need in this progressive neighborhood.

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Hyattsville, Maryland
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Went to Bus Boys & POets with some girl firends and enjoyed the food, but it was a bit too noisy for me. If you are young and between 20-35 you will enjoy the setting.

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Hyattsville, Maryland
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85 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Wide selection of food. I have been here multiple time since I live in the neighborhood. Its a great place to have a group of friends meet and catch up. The food is geared to the healthy side the portions are a little small. The drink menu has a wide selection the only downside they didn't have happy hour

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Patterson, New York
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Nice choices on the menu for lunch and dinner. Food was very good and not overpriced. Servers were good on both visits one lunch and one dinner. Decor is unique and open air feeling. Parking during peak hours is tough with street and lot parking tough.

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Trento, Italy
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82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This place is really interesting. I had a burger that was nothing special and service was a but slow, but you should stop by nonetheless just to see the location.

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Crisfield, Maryland
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155 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Had dinner here with colleagues of mine and it was a treat! Very nice atmosphere with the outdoor patio and the open seating inside the restaurant. The menu was also very extensive with a variety of options. Loved it and will definitely be back again!

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York, Pennsylvania
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65 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I visited Busboys and Poets with a friend who is vegan. He loves this restaurant because he can always find tasty choices that fit his vegan diet. As for me I always see a few things that I want to order, I've never had a bad meal or time while dining here. On this last visit I had the salmon... More 

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Freeland, Maryland
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25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Excellent blackened fish sandwich. Daughter had super tuna burger. Sweet potato fries and fruit were good portions. We'll be back.

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Additional Information about Busboys and Poets

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

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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: Contemporary, Eclectic
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?