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1046 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446-4001
617-566-8733
Sunday
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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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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A classic lunch counter

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
msandman
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Brookline, MA
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  • Families with children
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Brookline, MA
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90 reviews 90 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
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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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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, Delicatessen, Diner

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?