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Busboys and Poets

5331 Baltimore Ave, Suite 104, Hyattsville, MD 20781
(301) 779-2787
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Ranked #1 of 120 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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Silver Spring, Maryland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

My first visit was just okay. I'm so glad we went back again, because it was much better. I was in the mood for pizza but wasn't feeling any of the menu items. So, I opted to make my own. I ordered a pepperoni, black olive and onion pizza with the basil pesto sauce. I wasn't expecting much, so I... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

It's good to be away from Seoul for a while. It is less humid, I sweat less like a pig and I am just glad to be away from the grimey, grey South Korean capital and see a bit of green here. But I digress... I visited busboy and poets with my husband and 2 other friends who lived in... More

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Tallahassee, Florida
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65 reviews 65 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

One of the coolest places I have eaten. Eclectic menu and crowd. Awesome sandwich selection...literally all sounded good. Everything on the menu sounded so enticing that it was difficult to choose one thing. All four of us were very happy with our food. Great vegetarian options offered. The house salad is a kale salad with the yummiest light and healthy... More

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Laurel, Maryland
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122 reviews 122 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

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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71 reviews 71 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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
14 helpful votes 14 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 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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268 reviews 268 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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164 reviews 164 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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