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“Great Crabcakes”
Review of Busboys and Poets

Busboys and Poets
Ranked #70 of 3,482 Restaurants in Washington DC
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: U Street Corridor
Reviewed July 24, 2013

Went here for dinner and I had the crab cakes which were delicious. My friends had the catfish and the shrimp pasta. We all shared our dishes and everything was very good.

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

I loved the cultural vibe of the restaurant as soon as I walked in the door. There is music, art, and a bookstore. Both the service and the food were fabulous. The menu tells the story of the restaurant's name. The name honors Langston Hughes from the Harlem Renaissance. Such diversity among the service staff and the patrons. Loved it !

Thank MarLay71
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Busboys and Poets is a great place to eat, but not relax. This place is always super busy so you have to be prepared for a long wait (we waited for 50 minutes). The hostesses (there were 3 of them) look like they are tired of their job and are not friendly.
Our food was good, we had Reuben and Eggs Benedict The server was busy so he kept forgetting things we asked him for, so we had to ask other servers.
So if you are not in a hurry this place is a nice choice.

Thank Paparazzzzi
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

I ordered the Oaxaca Omelette and my hubs ordered the Sweet Potato Pancakes- both meals were so delicious! It's a very cool environment- we met up with friends and had a great time. The mimosa and other champagne drink were both good as well.

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Thank CrystalAnn56
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

We went on a wednesday night . Best crab cakes ever!!! Great ambiance!! The menu has choices for everyone. Even a kids menu!!

Thank AVHguatemala
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