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1046 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446-4001
617-566-8733
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6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Authentic Boston Diner!!

We had just visited Fenway and wanted to have breakfast. One of the locals recommended the busy bee. And so glad we got to experience this restaurant. It is your typical diner. We ate at a booth and had to pull up a stool because there were 5 of us. The waitress was friendly and the food... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
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Parkton, Maryland
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Parkton, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We had just visited Fenway and wanted to have breakfast. One of the locals recommended the busy bee. And so glad we got to experience this restaurant. It is your typical diner. We ate at a booth and had to pull up a stool because there were 5 of us. The waitress was friendly and the food delicious and came... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I was staying on Beacon street near the place. I went everyday for breakfast. Very fast service. Longest I had to wait was 15 min because it was full. Very good selection. They also serve lunch

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Stockholm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

My Swedish husband was in heaven. For a European, this place is the ultimate American experience. Not a retro diner, but the real thing! It's very cool looking inside and the breakfasts are amazing. We liked it so much we went there twice. Plus, the staff was very friendly!

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Brookline, MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Busy Bee is great, for what it is. It's a classic lunch counter, open for breakfast and lunch. You get eggs, omelets, bacon, etc., or burgers , club sandwiches and the like for lunch. Nothing is fancy -- neither the food nor the surroundings. You sit at the counter or at a formica table in a booth, surrounded by neighborhood... More 

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brookline, mass
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Eggs over easy? Bacon or sausage? Buttered white bread? They have lots more too, just like so many of the diner-like restaurants that used to dot the American landscape. This one is wonderful, with booths and counters, and it ain't open on Sunday-- Sundays are for quiche eaters and mimosa drinkers elsewhere. This is for folks who like their coffee... More 

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Fieldale, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Excellent food and service, well-located and friendly. Varied menu with fresh ingredients. Don't hesitate to stop in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

My husband and I went here because it reminded me a lot of the restaurant where we live and he agreed. Very cute. Only thing is that they do not accept credit or debit cards. So have cash!

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North Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Eat with the locals! Friendly atmosphere, cash only! Great prices! TRY THE FRENCH TOAST! Great staff!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

They have excellent blueberry pancakes and a friendly staff! The prices are pretty reasonable. I eat at the Busy Bee every time I'm in Boston!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1046 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446-4001
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Brookline
  • Phone Number: 617-566-8733

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 12
  • Cuisine: American, Delicatessen, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?