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Busboys and Poets

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4251 S. Campbell Ave., Arlington, VA 22206
+1 703-379-9756
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good47%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4251 S. Campbell Ave., Arlington, VA 22206
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We've been searching for the perfect nachos. The blue corn nachos at Busboys and Poets in Shirlington comes close. All the typical nacho toppings, but just done well. The salads were good as well. We had the Cobb Salad, which is served with chicken and...More

Thank Howard105
Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed my lunch here. I had the cubano sandwich (pulled pork, ham, Swiss cheese, dill pickles, dijonnaise, ciabatta bread) and for my side I had a bowl of collard greens. Both were delicious. The portions were very generous. We sat outside and the ambiance...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of awesome vegan options as well as fabulous salmon dish! Love the coconut Tofu bites! I've have eaten many things on the menu and always enjoy every bite!!!

Thank MartitaV
Reviewed July 16, 2017 via mobile

Had a good lunch here recently. Busboys and Poets offers a large menu with lots of healthy food choices. Very large Rueben and chicken salad sandwiches were served with a side of sweet potato fries with a hint of cinnamon. Kids meals offered 3 choices...More

Thank katherine f
Reviewed July 16, 2017

Came for an early lunch and had a lovely table outdoors near the front door. Our waiter was very attentive and professional. The food came as ordered and was very, very good. Note: We would like to see management refuse to stock drinking straws for...More

Thank AliciaPhxtoHK
Reviewed July 6, 2017 via mobile

Visiting friends in Virginia they were eager to take me here knowing that I'd find good options for a meal and they were right. The restaurant is very busy in the mornings so I suggest you get there with time but it's worth the wait....More

Thank xavier911
Reviewed July 5, 2017

we had breakfast as we arrived into arlington & the service & food were excellent! the atmosphere is cool too!

Thank shjhhi
Reviewed July 2, 2017

Went on a holiday weekend and it was very busy but got seated fairly quickly, nice and efficient wait staff. Food was very good. Had brie panini, omellettes and sides. Everything was tasty.

Thank Catherine T
Reviewed July 1, 2017 via mobile

It is within easy walking distance of the Signature Theatre so it makes for a good stop for a meal before a show. Food was good, our waitress made us feel neglected. We had panini's and burgers. They were out of the beer we wanted....More

Thank Leslie J
Reviewed June 28, 2017

Visiting my daughter who lives in D.C. She raved about this place. It's one of the spots that was on her list of places we had to go while here. I was amazed. Service was first rate, attentive but not smothering or fake. Food was...More

Thank Paul8777
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January 9, 2017|
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Response from Travel1two3 | Reviewed this property |
No not if y'all want to sit together.
October 28, 2016|
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Response from Travel1two3 | Reviewed this property |
Parking garage or on meters
July 14, 2016|
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Response from kedavis4 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry....don't know about gluten free.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 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 - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4251 S. Campbell Ave., Arlington, VA 22206
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 703-379-9756
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