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“good local restaurant” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Busy Bee Restaurant

Busy Bee Restaurant
Ranked #9 of 200 Restaurants in Brookline
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$12
Cuisines: American, Diner, Delicatessen
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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263 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“good local restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2013

good local restaurant with fresh, large portions and friendly staff. owner Paul is friendly and fun to talk with.
Just good basic diner type food with fresh ingredients

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank Smb1600
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  • English first
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English first
Orlando, Florida
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Like they used to make 'em”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2013 via mobile

Old style little cafe with counter stools and small booths. Modest wait on Saturday mid-morning but worth it. Food is prepared well and served quickly. The staff is part of the atmosphere...don't aggravate them!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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3 Thank timinorlando
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Boston, Massachusetts
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114 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Very cool”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2013

I had the best moussaka ever, and the surly waitresses weren't really! Now the owner, well that is another story, but kitschy is the best way to describe with fondness what I would say is an experience not to be missed. The food is so good and really worth going to as this is a venerable Boston institution! Who knew!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank cbc1234567
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Denton, TX
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552 reviews
339 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
“Return Visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2013

Our son discovered the Bee many years ago. It is now a must stop on every visit to Boston. The Blueberry Pancakes remain my favorite thing on the menu. It's always busy and sometimes crowded but the experience makes it worth a short wait.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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3 Thank Tupelo010835
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Galena,IL
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140 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Fun diner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2013

Sit in Mel's section and enjoy a great meal and her friendly service. The osso bucco was wonderful. I had an omelette, full of cheese and ham. YUM. Good place to interact with the local crowd.

Visited July 2013
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2 Thank MLH828
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