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Busy Bee Cafe

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American, Diner
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478 E Main St, Ventura, CA 93001-2627
805-643-4864
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch

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  • 37
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    Very good
  • 14
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  • 1
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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We always stop there when we are in town food is good and hot large portions so be hungry atmosphere is fantastic old pictures and music wait staff was nice but very slow town is very clean

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Tyrone, Pennsylvania
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Tyrone, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

We always stop there when we are in town food is good and hot large portions so be hungry atmosphere is fantastic old pictures and music wait staff was nice but very slow town is very clean

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Great décor which takes you back to the 50's! Plenty of choices on the menu and above average diner food, especially loved the milkshake! If you're in town it's worth a visit.

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Redondo Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Serves great burgers and shakes. Tables have jukeboxes on them so you can enjoy your favourite oldies. Generous portions.

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Ventura County West, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Truly takes you back to the 50's with the decor and music. Always very busy. Love the music boxes on the table. The food is average/good and the price is good for downtown.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I expected the Fonz to appear! Fun decor, and the food was good, too! Bill had his usual bacon & eggs, but we girls enjoyed the Mexican Scramble, add avocado (we are in SoCal, after all!) and R had the egg Valentino; a Benedict cousin, that he enjoyed.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The food was great and the atmosphere captured the feel of a true diner complete with jukeboxes at the table! We will definitely be returning this year on our visit to Cali again!

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San Diego
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Was visiting Ventura and went here after checking the reviews. What a mistake! When you walk through the door it screams of touristy diner tugging at the 50's heartstrings. The waitress was not very warm or friendly. The menu was complete enough. We ordered an omelet (mushroom, spinach and cheese) and busy bee potatoes. We got the omelet and the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Diner had the "cool" factor. Breakfast served mid-day was very good and the price was right! Service was very good and had a nice chat with our server! Also, the manager was very proactive and helpful!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Walked by this place several times, finally decided to stop in. There were 4 of us and we all enjoyed the food and atmosphere very much. Juke Box @ the table was fun. It made for a happy and light hearted conversations about old songs. We had a late lunch there. I wanna go back for breakfast soon. They give... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

My friend and I were out touring downtown Ventura today when we got hungry and saw this diner and decided to try it. As we were standing outside looking to see if there was a menu on the window, 2 customers came out, and said "This place is great. The food is really good. " so we decided to go... More 

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Additional Information about Busy Bee Cafe

Address: 478 E Main St, Ventura, CA 93001-2627
Phone Number: 805-643-4864
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 13
Cuisine: American, Diner

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 478 E Main St, Ventura, CA 93001-2627
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
  • Phone Number: 805-643-4864

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 13
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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