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All 382 Ventura Restaurants

Busy Bee Cafe

478 E Main St, Ventura, CA 93001-2627
805-643-4864
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Valley View, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Looking for something nostalgic, this is your place. Great old time favorites including the "blue plate special", riendly service and just a great experience. Come hungry because the portions are big

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Irvine, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The waitresses are not only gorgeous, but fun to talk to. The cheeseburger with bacon was really really good. Flame-broiled I assuming. great french fries. Did I mention the waitresses there are very cute?

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Massachusetts, USA
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We had a very pleasant lunch at the Busy Bee; both of us had salads. The Cobb was very good, though light on greens; I can't remember what the other was called, but it had garbanzo beans and corn and grilled chicken, which was done to perfection. The quality of the salads was higher than we expected for a 50s-style... More

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Monrovia, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We were there this past Labor day weekend. They have all the food a Chili's restaurant would have on the menu. Except the fountain drinks. This is one of the last of the old fashion fountain drinks left in Southern California. The food is average, the hamburger was very good. Price a little high for nothing special. Interesting to note... More

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Adelaide
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

A 1950s style diner with a jukebox at every booth. We were hungry, and the burger/blt we had were both good. Milkshake was the star of the show. And the atmosphere was fun - with great service.

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Frazier Park, California
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176 reviews 176 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This little joint on Ventura's main drag apparently started out well when it was established, but it is beginning to be really tacky. From where I sat at the lunch counter, I could see all sorts of, well, just griminess, I guess is the way to describe it. See some of the photos I took. The rug near the doorway... More

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LA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Downtown or old Ventura is a place to visit . Plemnty of shops, entertainment and place to eat, drink and be merry!!! I was in mood for a patty melt and choose the Busy Bee. My food was great and plentiful. I really liked the setting, its a 50s diner, it was late in the evening in July I opted... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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109 reviews 109 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

For a trip back in time, visit the Busy Bee! Seems like the 50's again. Great nostalgia, music, food & service! Breakfast menu available all day, with all the choices you could want. One of my favorites, real potatoes cut & fried in a frying pan. Real meaty bacon. Eggs, biscuits and gravy, oatmeal, etc. Lunch and dinner with a... More

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Billings, Montana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

nothing bad to say about this place. great food. great price. great location. service was excellent.

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Newport, Rhode Island
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Staying in town for a long weekend. Ate breakfast here 3 days in a row. Excellent service, Very Good food, fair prices.

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