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5331 Baltimore Ave, Suite 104, Hyattsville, MD 20781
(301) 779-2787
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Ranked #2 of 122 Restaurants in Hyattsville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
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
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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55 reviews 55 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

I border on embarrassed. I've lived here in Hyattsville for 25 years. I frequently attend City Council meetings nearby this gem of a restaurant, am a political activist and avid reader, and, until earlier this week, had never been here! Then someone told me there was a get together here for the State of the Union address this week. I... More 

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Ashton, md
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64 reviews 64 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

On a rainy Sunday, my wife and went for a late breakfast at Busboys and Poets in Hyattsville, MD. My wife grew up in that area and she is amazed at the rejuvenation of that area. She had a bagel and lox platter that she raved about, and a latte she liked. I had granola and fresh fruit, with very... More 

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PA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Unique eatery with so many menu choices it was hard to choose. Nachos were plied high & quesadillas loaded with food & flavor. I had the Lamb Sliders for my entrée. Succulent, full of flavor. So much too eat I didn't have room for dessert.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I love Busboys and Poets. It's not the same as your typical restaurant, a little different, cater to a diverse crowd, their food is local, etc. I think their food is very good, and their service is normally excellent. The servers are consistently very polite and attentive, more than I can say for the DC area, but sometimes it can... More 

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New Hope, PA
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223 reviews 223 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

this large corner location on rt 1 in Hyattsville, MD is part bookstore-like and part college-pub decor.

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Belgium
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197 reviews 197 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Had dinner twice at this place and the experience was mixed, mainly due to slow and unattentive service the second time. Food is what you can expect in a fancy pub, mainstream with a twist. Not bad, but much calories. When the weather is fine, I love outside dining, but that did not work well, next to route 1.

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Vermont
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Had dinner with a friend. We both had sandwiches, a chicken salad Sammy and a grilled chicken panini, and split the chicken tacos appetizer. Everything was served in a timely manner and quite tasty. Good meal for the price. The service was reasonable, no errors, but nothing overly or even moderately warming or welcoming. The ambiance was quote pleasant. I... More 

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This restaurant just has a cool atmosphere. The menu has a generous amount of vegan options which I appreciate. I had harira soup and a falafel pita. Both were good. My husband had a burger which he liked very much. They serve kettle cooked chips on the side which are made in house and I highly recommend them. Yummy! I... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This review does not include actually food because we never got any. My niece loves this restaurant in DC so we decided to go to the one in Hyattsville as we were near by. We were seated by a snarky hostess who did promptly seat us which was the only positive thing that happened. The restaurant was busy but not... More 

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We dined here with our college-age son on his recommendation. We were greeted and seated promptly by the host. Walked past a 1/2 dozen bookshelves holding a variety of both fiction & non-fiction volumes (for sale). We arrived for lunch but being a holiday (Columbus Day) the cafe was offering (and recommending) their brunch menu. Server was prompt and happily... More 

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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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