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“Been here on several occasions, always pleased.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Busboys and Poets

Busboys and Poets
4251 S. Campbell Ave., Arlington, VA 22206
703-379-9756
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Ranked #17 of 643 Restaurants in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: American, Coffee Shop, Coffee Shop, Eclectic
Dining options: Lunch, Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating
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Dining options: Lunch, Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating
Centreville, Virginia
Top Contributor
248 reviews 248 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 83 cities Reviews in 83 cities
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
“Been here on several occasions, always pleased.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I have been to this location on several occasions and have always been happy with what I have ordered. I do recommend it, they even have some vegan options.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Fairfax Station, Virginia
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Pleasent setting, good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Good food, a nice bar and a real nice location with outdoor sitting.
We have dined at this location on many occasions and found it pleasing at all times. The restaurant is in Shirlington which is a nice local for people watching.
I highly recommend 'Shrimp & Grits', their signature dish

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Annandale, VA
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76 reviews 76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Nice, inexpensive dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Three of us each ordered something different. My lasagna pesto was very good--hard to find nonmeat lasagna. It was a dish new to me and I enjoyed it very much. Very good service and not rushed. We've eaten here before and will continue. One of the great things is that there is plenty of free parking.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Toms River, New Jersey
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great Restaurant in a great town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn and this restaurant was about 2 doors down the the street. We went there for dinner on a Friday night at 7:30 and the place was bustling. I wish we could have eaten outside but all the seats were taken so we ate inside. It has a great atmosphere but can get a little noisy for dinner conversation. The party I was with all ordered salads and sandwiches...everything was delicious and the service was attentive. It was so good that we went back for breakfast the next morning! The breakfast food was just as good and we got to sit outside which was spectacular. I will definitely go back again.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Alexandria, Virginia
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118 reviews 118 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Great way to start Sunday morning...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I thoroughly enjoying coming to Busboys and Poets. I have been at every location in the DC area except one and I have not been disappointed yet. I mostly order breakfast but I have experienced other items. I have come more often alone with my laptop and its a relaxing experience.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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