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“Nice change from the ordinary”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Busboys and Poets

Busboys and Poets
Ranked #14 of 3,199 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$20
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: U Street Corridor
Nuevo, CA
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255 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Nice change from the ordinary”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2012

The atmosphere is different from most restaurants. The majority of the seating is more lounge style than it is typical restaurant. The service was good and the food was good as well. The Falafel sandwich and sweet potato fries were very good, as was the Chicken Panini. The chili was so-so.

Visited May 2012
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Bethesda, Maryland
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“great place to eat and hang out”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2012

fresh, tasty food and excellent, friendly service -- a pleasant surprise

Visited May 2012
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Lewisburg, West Virginia
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Orange Juice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2012

Best OJ I have ever had at a restaurant. Sit at the bar and watch the crazy OJ machine do work! Oh yeah, breakfast was tasty too. Great atmosphere.

Visited May 2012
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Thank Jason J
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Silver Spring, MD
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52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great food..great atmosphere....plus books!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2012

This is one of my favorite places to eat and book browse. They have really good food and wines and an interesting selection of books.

Visited February 2012
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Thank Redshino
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Phoenixville, PA
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76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Cool art, great service, nice staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2012

Thoroughly enjoyed my dining experience there today. Food was fast, fresh and delectable. Shared a poached pear salad and a cheddar bacon burger with sweet potato fries with my brother.

Music was a little loud, and made it difficult to talk with my companion.

  • Visited May 2012
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