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Busboys and Poets

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5331 Baltimore Ave, Suite 104, Hyattsville, MD 20781-1926
+1 301-779-2787
08:00 - 23:00
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Sun 09:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 08:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 00:00
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Hyattsville, Maryland
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70 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great place for any time of day or meal. Consistent quality and service and great food. You can dine outside or in. Varied menu with healthy and international offerings. I can recommend anything on the menu but particularly like the salads. They also have a good beer and wine selection and make a nice cocktail. A welcome addition to... More 

Thank wetired
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The biggest negative to me is that the place is very loud. The waitress was nice and efficient. I was happy with the meal we had there.

Thank BobinMD
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Eat and read. You can do it in Busboys and Poets, a so lovely restaurant. No far than the National Archives (Maryland) you can enjoy a so warm and enthusiastic time with an original cooking and fabolous flavors. I love this restaurant.

Thank Nelson A
Livingston, Texas
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83 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Although it's a small chain restaurant, the food and service and ambiance were perfect. My only complaint is that it was very loud so we felt as though we had to yell and lean in to hear our friends. Everything we ordered was great and the beer was great, too. We'd love to go back the next time we're in... More 

Thank Cathy B
Larchmont, New York
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Went here for brunch during family weekend at UMD. Short wait was worth it. Glad to have choice of breakfast and lunch menu on Sunday morning. Everyone enjoyed their meals.Service could have been a little better, we were never asked for a refill on coffee. Will definitely go back.

Thank dabbyk
Miami, Florida
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Large menu with lots of healthy, casual options including many gluten free and vegetarian choices. My son had and loved the salmon. I enjoyed the falafel wrap. The african, 2 bean soup was delicious and hearty. The restaurant itself has a bookstore and schedules live events like poetry slams, which looked interesting. There is a full bar with many craft... More 

Thank Amy T
Hyattsville, Maryland
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We've been there several times and have never had a bad meal. The food is good, prices are right, and the staff is quick and competent. The only drawback I can see is the noise level, sometimes it is difficult to hear what the person next to you is saying, much less someone further down the table.

Thank w0mbat38
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

This was my second visit to B&P. We chose to go on Sunday morning at 1100 and there was a 25 minute wait, but it was worth it. The breakfast choices range from traditional (eggs, homefries and toast) to unique (chicken omelette or Iraqi hash). The sweet potato pancakes are superior!

Thank Mark L
Laurel, Maryland, United States
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Yes, this restaurant is amazing! Great food, and a great book, you cant beat that. This restaurant, is a most visit, if you are the type that crave knowledge and information. When I visited this place, is was to celebrate my daughter's graduation. We had so much fun as we were waiting for our table to be ready, we were... More 

Thank Mimi T
New York City, New York
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Had dinner here while visiting a friend in DC. I was blown away by the book store; specifically the social justice theme (I love that stuff!) Also, the design of the restaurant with its artwork, murals, etc. We had a slight wait before being seated so I just walked around and perused the restaurant. I was so enamored with everything,... More 

Thank Tabatha E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, International, Contemporary, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5331 Baltimore Ave, Suite 104, Hyattsville, MD 20781-1926
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Hyattsville
  • Phone Number: +1 301-779-2787

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?