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Busboys and Poets

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4251 Campbell Ave, Arlington, VA 22206-3416
8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 1:00 am
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a very easy to enjoy restaurant. Lots of options for all tastes and food intolerances, enjoyable atmosphere, and local involvement.

Thank 700liab
Jefferson, Maryland
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This restaurant is very convenient to the Hilton Garden Inn, a few doors away. Great menu, with something for everyone. There was a downpour just as our party was leaving the restaurant and the manager was kind enough to give us umbrellas to use while walking back to the hotel. He even sent one of his staff along to return... More 

Thank Liz K
Piermont, New York
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34 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A good place to have breakfast, brunch or lunch. Also a good place for relaxing and having coffee. There are vegan as well as standard fare. I especially enjoy their French toast.

Thank soulonthewater
Arlington, Virginia, United States
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is a casual and reasonably priced place to eat. The vegetarian options are outstanding. Service is good and the ambiance is welcoming. Parking is available in garages as there is limited street parking.

Thank Debbie P
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143 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really cannot say enough good things about this fabulous place and it's wonderful staff. Vegan Heaven! It's so hard when you live somewhere the restaurants just can't be bothered to cater for vegans so finding B&P on vacation was an absolute delight ! We were only in Arlington for two nights and ate there on both. The food is... More 

Thank Supermom23
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love to go around and taste eggs Benedict at different restaurants, so I used trip advisor and hit this place, ambient is pleasant, service is excellent, coffee was great, BUT the eggs Benedict were not. Canadian bacon didn't taste fresh it felt chewy and off. Maybe would return to taste the crab cake Benedict's, and also will return for... More 

Thank Ernest S
Chesapeake, Virginia
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66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our daughter and Grandson took us to this restaurant for lunch. We all had the Chicken Salad Sandwich. It was the BEST I had ever had. Our Server, Nelly was outstanding - tending to our every need and very engaging. We plan to be back to this restaurant again and again...What a Hit!!!

Crestwood, Kentucky
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222 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our dinner this past week here proved outstanding. Both our entree's were delicious and the staff friendly and attentive. I would dine here again when next in the area.

Thank Robert K
Arlington, Virginia
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been here a few times and took an out of town friend for dinner recently. She thought it was really cute and we enjoyed sitting outside. My favorite thing for lunch or dinner here is the poached pear salad with chicken added. The only drawback is that I don't think they take reservations (at least not online that I... More 

Thank jrkorzen
Erie, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our family (adults) enjoyed eating here twice recently, once for dinner and once for breakfast (brunch). Both meals were very satisfying. One of our party made a dinner from the "starters" menu which contains a large variety of options including vegetarian and vegan selections. The Tabbouleh and Hummus (both $7) were both delicious and made in-house. Sandwiches, burgers and entrees... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, International
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine
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 Campbell Ave, Arlington, VA 22206-3416
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: 703-379-9756

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