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Busy Bee Restaurant

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1046 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446-4001
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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168 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We ate here every morning since our hotel had "continental breakfast." Just like a neighborhood cafe in your hometown. My husband didn't care so much for it. He said the food all tasted like it was cooked in fish grease. Prices are reasonable. Saturday mornings are really busy so come early. Closed Sunday

Thank KansasMover
Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Comfort food. Creamiest Mac & Cheese! Great old fashion decor. Very friendly service. Reasonably priced.

Thank anniesullivan714
Port Rowan
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41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We dined here twice for breakfast, it is a great little diner, booths, stools at the corner, takes you back in time. Their food is great, you will not leave hungry. Service is terrific, friendly, and polite. I recommend you eat here for good food at reasonable prices and your bottomless cup of coffee. This diner even has the classic... More 

Calgary, Canada
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71 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate at the Busy Bee for breakfast twice during a recent visit. I would call this establishment a Classic Diner. The service was great with friendly staff, reasonable prices and quality food with generous portions.

Thank Indianajilly
Boston, Massachusetts
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Had some breakfast here last week and tried the egg sandwich. Well, what can I say? It was amazing! The Busy Bee egg sandwich was among the best egg sandwiches that I have ever had. The two eggs they put on the sandwich were cooked to perfection, along with the bacon they put on top of it. It was a... More 

Thank Derek R
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

I had breakfast at Busy Bee's. My food arrived fast, generous portions, and all for a very good price.

Thank Jason S
San Diego, California
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

This is definitely your classic diner. The waitress we had looked like she'd been there for 30 years and there were even photos of people (owners, family, etc.) on the walls. The food was dirt cheap but delicious (assuming you like diner food in the first place). The grilled cheese with ham was so good! The view from the diner... More 

Thank jaztravelsTWAL
Revere, MA
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

I highly recommend the Greek Moussaka served on Mondays. It is served with a full large salad consisting of plenty of tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, peppers and lettuce served with Busy Bee's unique Italian dressing, a French roll with lots of butter on the side and a huge moussaka filled with savory chopped meat, eggplant and potatoes and topped with a... More 

Thank Nancy M
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

Stopped by for a quick breakfast before heading to NH. Busy place, limited seating. Good old fashioned diner food. Waitress was great. No complaints at all.

Thank GregDemers
Alton, New Hampshire
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $12
American, Diner, Delicatessen
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
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?