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Busy Bee Restaurant

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1046 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446-4001
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Alton, New Hampshire
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are looking for fancy this is not the place for you. If you are looking for a great breakfast and lunch with friendly local neighborhood atmosphere this is the place for you. It has old fashion counter and booth service. The omelettes are great and my son loves the hash. It is conveniently located at the MBTA's Saint... More 

Thank KJED1013
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had several meals here while on a trip to Boston and loved every one of them!!! Great old time diner feel... Friendly atmosphere! And the food was awesome!!! Loved the lamb... Loved the fried clams... Loved the hash and blueberry pancakes!!! Even the homemade tapioca was good! I plan on eating here every time I'm in Boston...

Thank Sharon V
Rogers, Arkansas
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Being a classic diner and reading the good reviews of this place, we decided to give it a try. While the lunch was fine - both got burgers that were good - the milkshakes were not milkshakes, they were just milk. We got one chocolate and one vanilla, and they were so runny they literally could have been mistaken for... More 

Thank Carness V
Hamilton, Bermuda
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Food was okay but not a place I would run to in a hurry. My cousin liked the soup they had. They have specials every day. The older waitress in there needs to pay attention. when taking simple orders. Wants to tell you what you ordered. How can you mess up something simple as a hot dog and regular soda.

Thank nallers
Columbia, Missouri
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

My family stumbled upon the Busy Bee diner as we were walking in Brookline. We went in for dinner and are so glad that we did. The specials were very inexpensive (under $10 for an entree and generous sides) and very tasty. I ordered the chicken and stuffing, my husband ordered liver and onions and our daughter ordered French toast.... More 

Thank mreedks
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73 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Wonderfully classic old school American diner . As a tourist it's an experience in itself . The food is cheap , plentiful and delicious with no pretension. The food comes out in the blink of an eye and you feel like you have had your little slice of history. Great value for locals and tourists alike.

Thank 920lorrainec
Treviso, Italy
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

What's most strikingly awesome about this place is the old fashioned style and "local" feel, but it's also just a great place to eat! The food is great and fairly priced, it makes for a great pick me up breakfast whenever you need it!

Thank Margherita M
Ocean City, Maryland
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49 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

This is a traditional, throw back "whole in the wall" diner. The servers are "old pros" (no offense intended) - very competent and entertaining. I ordered fried clams for breakfast. They were kind enough to go out of their way to start up the "fryolater" for me to cook the clams. The clams were perfect, delicious and plentiful. In fact,... More 

Thank 07Seven
West Harwich, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

If your looking for a place where the local natives eat in Boston, then The Busy Bee is the place to go! Candidly I've never been there outside of breakfast, but the food and service is excellent! Also priced right too! I live 30 miles away, but when I'm in town this is the place to go! Warning: no credit... More 

Thank mark11570
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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116 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

Service was the fastest I have ever seen! And just about the rudest! They were fine to me BUT it is off putting to hear the 2 women servers openly and harshly complaining about a customer that called in an order and another customer who had asked for the foot to be kept open. The weather was mild for once!... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$4 - $12
American, Diner, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1046 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446-4001
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Brookline
  • Phone Number: 617-566-8733

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