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Busy Bee Restaurant

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1046 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446-4001
+1 617-566-8733
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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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

A real Diner in the world of fake everything! The food is tremendous! Large portions at a small price point. Different specials, daily. You can come every day of the week and have a great, new dining experience. Highly recommended! I love this palce!

Thank mdlyonsx
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101 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2016

At some point not so long ago, a lot of rather chi-chi sorts of folks decided it was clever to go to diners and imagine themselves getting down to their nonexistent roots among the ordinary, blue-collar people. This has gotten so out of hand that it can sometimes seem like every diner you go into is expensive and pretentious. Busy... More 

Thank Christopher L
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016 via mobile

The food here is great but the service was horrible. The waitress never asked if we needed anything else, and she had zero manners. Not friendly what so ever.

Thank karlyann s
Cleveland, Mississippi
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

Very good food cooked while you wait...fabulous meatballs!!! Diner also serves daily specials...closed Sunday.

Thank Mary J
Annapolis, Maryland
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131 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

Breakfast with family. Nothing fancy or trendy but if your looking for well cooked typical diner food this is the place. Egg meat and potato plates came just as requested. Great blueberry pancake. Should have ordered another. Meatloaf mashed and pea dinner that passed our way was picture perfect. Lots of locals as well as ourselves were greeted warmly. Best... More 

Thank annapolis123
Houston, Texas
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

Great breakfast while staying at Anthony's Guesthouse. Loved the omlet. Fast and friendly service and neighborhood feel.

Thank claudineinht
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167 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

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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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

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

Thank anniesullivan714
Port Rowan
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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

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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70 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

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

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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
Kids, Dining on a budget, 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: +1 617-566-8733

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