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Best Buns Bread Co.

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4010 Campbell Avenue, Arlington, VA 22206
+1 703-578-1500
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6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tue - Fri 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children
Description: Bakery

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars

great food, soup and bread....every time time you go. some of the best you will ever have. we love this spot!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2014
javier c
Arlington, Virginia
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Arlington, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

great food, soup and bread....every time time you go. some of the best you will ever have. we love this spot!!

Thank javier c
Arlington Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014 via mobile

It's hard to resist the wonderful assortment of artisan breads and pastries, but, they offer delicious lobster bisque everyday that is a luxurious treat. It is the Sam soup offered at the Carlyle next door but less expensive. Seating is limited but we bring it home a lot, especially if we are resting a bad back! Their cupcakes are THE... More 

1 Thank LindaR2010
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67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014 via mobile

This is literally the best bakery in the world. I haven't had anything here that isn't absolutely delicious. Even things I don't usually eat or like are amazing. The sandwiches are the best ever!

Thank RaeToGo
Fairfax, Virginia
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The bread, sandwiches and coffee here were absolutely delicious. Wish we lived closer and could come here more often.

Thank mims0785
Alexandria, Virginia
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

I have made special trips to Shirlington to visit Best Buns Bread Company for years. I don't know why Alexandria seems to have so few excellent bakery/coffee places. With the exception of Firehook, this bakery is alone of its kind in the area. It has numerous bread offerings. I am a big fan of their Challah on Fridays and of... More 

Thank Nemo1921
Alexandria, VA
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1,152 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 409 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Best Buns continues to amaze me -- I go back again and again. A full range of breads, pastries and muffins along with a choice of breakfast sandwiches is hard to pass up on most mornings. The coffee is freshly roasted and very good. A cordial and enthusiastic counter staff brings the morning alive with their smiles and warm hellos.... More 

Thank jeffl499
Falls Church, Va
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423 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

I love this place for breakfast and other fresh baked treats. Everything as you would hope is super fresh. By far the best breakfast in Arlington. The value can not be beat either. Look forward to coming back.

Thank Nads82
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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94 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Hubby and I stopped for a breakfast sandwich. I got the croissant and he got a sandwich. He said his was okay nothing to write home about my egg was rubbery and hard before I got to the end of the sandwich. There was a WONDERFUL young man who brought me a sample of the King Cake. I'm Cajun and... More 

Thank atasteofcreole
Arlington, Virginia
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31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

I would give BB 5 stars except there is really nowhere to sit inside and they stop serving their breakfast sandwiches too early on the weekends. Still, my favorite is the David's AM Drumroll sandwich. It comes complete with egg, cheese, sausage and mayo...yes, mayo. Just try it, it's delicious!

Thank susie C
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76 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014 via mobile

When one walks into the Carlyle Grand, everyone speaks immediately about how fantastic the bread is on the table. Friends in from TX immediately made the same request. Best Buns is the greatest acquisition of the Great American franchise!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4010 Campbell Avenue, Arlington, VA 22206
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 703-578-1500

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


Open Hours
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm

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