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Busboys and Poets

4251 S. Campbell Ave., Arlington, VA 22206
+1 703-379-9756
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good45%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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4251 S. Campbell Ave., Arlington, VA 22206
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Reviewed 3 days ago

What happens when you have three kids, one vegan, one vegetarian, one gluten-sensitive person, and one guy who can eat anything and you need to go out for brunch? You go to Busboys and Poets! The gluten-free friendly French toast was a heavenly treat! I...More

Thank shootingstarbeauty
Reviewed 4 days ago

We ate here for dinner & brunch the next day. Fantastic Crab Cakes (dinner - no pimento or bell peppers - yeah!) & Crab Eggs Benedict! Wonderful menu - lots of cool things to chose from. I can be adventurous in food choices, my husband...More

Thank LLDearness
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What great ambiance and even better food. So many dishes I wanted to try Chose the lamb sliders and they were fantastic. Juicy and spiced properly Also had the wings and the sauce was excellent with a touch of heat. Will definitely come back when...More

Thank Jane S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was so eager to eat here. I have been reading about this restaurant for years. I was very pleased with the options for vegetarians. Our waiter was very attentive and made us feel so welcomed with a 1 year old in tow. My family...More

Thank spicyjamaicangirl
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Food is always so-so and none of the meals I've had here really stand out. Service is pretty impersonal, as you're treated as just another table. Tables are packed pretty closely together here, which is a let down. Look elsewhere in Shirlington, as there at...More

Thank JAK408
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

The food was ok for the price. I felt more and more uncomfortable the longer I was there. The art, books, shirts etc was all geared only to the left and really did not make it comfortable for people on the right. While the food...More

Thank Ben P
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

This is a great spot to order breakfast, read the paper or tune in to Wi-Fi. The eggs Benedict Florentine are nicely done.

Thank Mateopaysandu
Reviewed 22 August 2017

An old friend and I stopped in for a few cocktails on a Saturday evening. Even though the restaurant was busy the bar service was attentive but somewhat inexperienced. The decor of the restaurant made it evident that this was a place for the left...More

Thank Tom S
Reviewed 21 August 2017

This establishment prides itself on organic and gluten free meals. That being said, there are a ton of delicious options on the menu, and if you are or are not a vegetarian, your food can be ordered to taste, i.e. meat is on the menu....More

Thank Felice F
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We've been searching for the perfect nachos. The blue corn nachos at Busboys and Poets in Shirlington comes close. All the typical nacho toppings, but just done well. The salads were good as well. We had the Cobb Salad, which is served with chicken and...More

Thank Howard105
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10 January 2017|
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Response from Travel1two3 | Reviewed this property |
No not if y'all want to sit together.
29 October 2016|
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Response from Travel1two3 | Reviewed this property |
Parking garage or on meters
15 July 2016|
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Response from kedavis4 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry....don't know about gluten free.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4251 S. Campbell Ave., Arlington, VA 22206
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 703-379-9756
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