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Busy Bee Restaurant

1046 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446-4001
617-566-8733
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Ranked #16 of 172 Restaurants in Brookline
Price range: $4 - $12
Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Diner, Delicatessen
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

There is nothing modern about this place, and quite honestly, that's the thing I love about it. The server was about as no-nonsense as they come. If you're eating breakfast, get the blueberry pancakes with a side of bacon. You will NOT be disappointed. Sometimes it's fun to step back in time and just see a place with a lot... More 

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Costa Rica
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The Busy Bee is a typical "greasy spoon": large tasty portions, inexpensive, friendly and fast service.

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Melbourne, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

love the fish = big portion. I have been going there for years. Breakfast, lunch or dinner .....mmmmmmmmmmm. very good

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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Fast service, local flavor, good food. The waitress was super friendly and our egg salad and club sandwiches were fresh and tasty.

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Naples, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

If you crave filet of sole this is the place. Friday only for about 10 bucks you will have two of the freshest sole filets you can find anywhere and deep fried to perfection. Don't let the front deter you. Go inside for the food. When I fly to Boston from Florida I always aim for Friday and the Busy... More 

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Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A great trip and good food. My burger was hot and the fries phenomenal. Cash only but ATMs are nearby.

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boston
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

If you like diners, and even if you don't, the Busy Bee Restaurant in Brookline, just a block from the Boston line and a short walk from Kenmore Square, is a favorite with locals. This is all-American food, with a touch of Greek, at fabulous prices. The servings are more than ample and daily specials would satisfy any trucker. Favorites:... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Had a breakfast and one of the daily specials here, whilst staying in nearby Brookline. Great food, great people and made to feel so welcome during our visit from the UK. Full of local people during both of our visits and had a real community atmosphere.

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North Andover, Massachusetts
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76 reviews 76 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014 via mobile

Fall back in love with all your breakfast and diner favorites, simple food as you remember it growing up as a kid. Never had a bad meal, def could be considered very hipster.

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Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

good local restaurant with fresh, large portions and friendly staff. owner Paul is friendly and fun to talk with. Just good basic diner type food with fresh ingredients

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Additional Information about Busy Bee Restaurant

Address: 1046 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446-4001
Phone Number: 617-566-8733
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Brookline
Open Hours:
Monday 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 4 - 12
Cuisine: American, Diner, Delicatessen

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