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Busy Bee Cafe

810 Martin Luther King Jr Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30314-3623
+1 404-525-9212
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“peach cobbler” (20 reviews)
“collard greens” (34 reviews)
“fried chicken” (83 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
810 Martin Luther King Jr Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30314-3623
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

So this place has been around for a while and it is one of those neighborhood places that stays true to it’s roots. Nothing wrong with that but it is not as upscale as the fried chicken places at the markets in Atlanta. Food is...More

Thank WillIGoBack
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been to Atlanta several times and somehow never made it to this place but today was the day I corrected that wrong. The restaurant is in a very historical yet low income neighborhood but don’t let that deter you from going. The staff was...More

Thank Alibi78
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is the original soul food place on the west side of Atlanta where Martin Luther King jr and other civil rights leaders are in the 1960s. It’s a cozy little place with pictures of famous people on the walls. The fried chicken is...More

Thank kira_z
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Hate having to write a negative review but I am hoping the owners will take note. The reputation of this place extends across the pond and we were eager to sample the hospitality that we had heard of. On arrival we were told that there...More

1  Thank MacDee2013
Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

Was not happy the wait was going to be 1.5 hrs. But went shopping and time passed quickly got called after an hour. Food was really good. Service was great for such a crowded place. Had the fried chicken and ribs. Delightful and tasy.

Thank IndependentAdvnturer
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

We stopped by and they told us it would be an hour wait. We heard how amazing the food was and waited. It wasn't an hour but it was worth it!!! The best food I've had in a very long time. Sheila B was amazing....More

1  Thank brittanym281
Reviewed September 29, 2018

The Busy Bee Cafe is known in part for being a favorite of Martin Luther King, Jr., but that was over 50 years ago. Somehow they have managed to continue preparing outstanding southern food. We couldn't avoid ordering the fried chicken given the many positive...More

1  Thank SanDiego_MK
Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

So I have seen a lot whining folks out here talking bad about this place. Yes it's small and yes it's in the black part of town but this place have some good food. Parking is limited and there is less space inside but the...More

Thank innocentq
Reviewed September 2, 2018

We low-key drove a few states to come back to Busy Bee. We actually used “taking the kids to the aquarium” as a decoy to drive 6 hours to get Busy Bee! The green beans are an ENTIRE experience. The fried chicken will have you...More

1  Thank Michelle E
Reviewed August 31, 2018

Upon arrival, we're ushered to sit on a bench outside. We proceed to have good conversation with two gentlemen sitting outside which was fun. Right when we think we're being forgotten, one of the guys we were talking to (which apparently goes frequently) says, I...More

1  Thank Global_Travel_Tales
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 810 Martin Luther King Jr Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30314-3623
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Atlanta
  • Phone Number: +1 404-525-9212
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