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Busboys and Poets

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2021 14th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-4436
8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Mon - Wed 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu - Fri 8:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Richardson, Texas
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My foodie husband found this gem. The location is located in Dupont Circle and it has this very cool, eclectic vibe. We sat on couches and ate. The restaurant also has a bookstore so you can walk around and actually look at books that you may want to purchase. Actual books, yes!! The food was amazing! I would call the... More 

Thank eprichards
Great Neck, New York
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

a fun place to eat. I have had the Cuban sandwich, the salad niscoise and quinoa salad on my three visits there. the Bloody Mary was a little spicy for me, but the food items were all excellent and the service was great. I would recommend this restaurant any time.

Thank philip w
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41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Took our nephew out to have a snack. It was a beautiful day so at on the patio and had a few beers and some appetizers. They were out of the beer Iwanted but was able to find a suitable replacement. We ordered several appetizersand enjoyed the beautiful day. I got the hummas, my husband got the bean dip and... More 

Thank finlynchmom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The food is excellent. They treat you like family. Our wait was not long. I would recommend it to vistors and people alike to go check it out. You will not regret it!!

Thank Lisa J
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Four of us went last night and the food was very good. I had the Margarita pizza, yummy. We also had the chili, a great grilled cheese and bacon panini, the 2 bean soup and the brie panini. All was good and would definitely go again.

Thank Naomi K
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our server was great--friendly and attentive. The brie & spinach panini was delicious as was the apple pie (pie was a small portion). The banana white chocolate bread pudding was perfection. Nice late evening experience for our group while visiting D.C.

Thank M H
Nikiski, Alaska
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139 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I walked by this place one evening and thought, "wow, that looks great! I need to come back!" So I did. =) It was even better than I expected! I loved the atmosphere, had a great waiter and my turkey sandwich was really tasty. I got a cafe medici which was Delicious but kind of tiny. Maybe that's normal for... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Horrendous service. I was there for a book signing and presentation and was completely ignored by the wait staff. I ended up having to go to the bar to order an app and drink. When I said I was being ignored, I was looked at like I had three heads. I had to pull out my own water bottle just... More 

Thank Kristin H
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed a nice brunch here on a Saturday mid-day. The vibes were nice, the food was good, and the portions were cool. Overall the bookstore and restaurant combo was nice deal. We had a group of 12 with various appetites from a vegetarian to a meat lover! Everyone enjoyed their food (sweet potato pancakes and grits with cheese were my... More 

Thank Whitnee B
Stuart, Florida
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63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to try Busboys and Poets because there weren't many options for breakfast in the vicinity. Boy, am I glad we did. I wasn't impressed with the service but the food was delicious. I decided to give the sweet potato pancakes a try and they were sooo delicious. I ordered eggs and ham and they came with fruit. Way... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 2:00 am
8:00 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2021 14th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-4436
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > U Street Corridor
  • Neighborhood: U Street Corridor
  • Phone Number: 202-387-7638

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?